I was writing to request testing from anyone who may be running or have
access to a CentOS installation running a 2.6.18 series kernel.
Even though that series of kernels is ancient, CentOS/RH backports years
of patches into that series (for unknown reasons...), and then uses the
kernels in production systems.
I think we finally figured out the quirks related to this OS & kernel
version, so if you have a system please test it. If you find bugs please
either email them to me or file a bug on the Volatility tracker
We are happy to announce that the 2015 Volatility Plugin Contest is now
This contest is modeled after the annual IDA Pro one, and its purpose is
to encourage new research in the memory forensics field. Volatility is
one of the most popular tools in digital forensics, incident response,
and malware analysis, and by submitting to our contest your work will
immediately gain visibility through all of these communities.
Besides this recognition, we also award the top entries over $2,000 in
cash prizes, swag (stickers, t-shirts, etc.), blog entries on our
Volatility Labs blog, and an invitation to speak at our memory
The entries of last year's winners can be found here:
This contest is a great opportunity to explore the open source
Volatility Framework, add visibility to your career, and potentially
develop a master's thesis or PhD project.