Recently, I was participating in an online malicious file detection project, and we used the Cuckoo sandbox as part of it. During the installation of Cuckoo sandbox, I found the process is very tedious and unfriendly for automatic deployment of engineering projects. Also, by searching the Internet, I didn’t find any useful references can quickly improve the deployment steps. After some practice, I have summarized a relatively simple method that can deploy a Cuckoo sandbox in 12 steps. Today, I decided to make it public.
Before installing Cuckoo, we need to prepare a Cuckoo Agent, which is a Windows virtual machine based on VitualBox. Of course, you needn’t remake it, just use this ova file I have prepared:Agent.ova
It is noteworthy that I completed the installation on version of Ubuntu 18.04.3 Desktop, the Cuckoo sandbox is the latest version 2.0.7. If everything goes well, the following method should also support version of Ubuntu Server.
step 1: Install system updates and update system dependencies after installing Ubuntu
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
step 2: Install basic system dependencies by Cuckoo required (if iptables-persistent configuration GUI window pops up, keep the default selection and go on)