[Vol-users] moddump Error: e_magic 8D4C is not a valid DOS signature.

Michael Hale Ligh michael.hale at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 22:53:56 CDT 2013

Hey Brian,

You can use volshell to extract an arbitrary region of memory from any
address space (in this case kernel memory if you're trying to acquire a
kernel module). However, what do you mean "reference a file in user's
AppData"? Is that the driver's path on disk (i.e.

You would use volshell like this:

>>> data = self.addrspace.zread(assumed_base_address, assumed_module_size)
>>> with open('file.dmp', 'wb') as f:
......        f.write(data)


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Brian Keefer <chort at effu.se> wrote:

> Working with a ransomware infection, trying to dump one of the modules
> that looks suspicious (the only one to reference a file in user's AppData).
> I'm trying to dump it via the base address found through modscan, but
> getting:
> moddump Error: e_magic 8D4C is not a valid DOS signature.
> I tried -u. Is there any other way to dump it?
> --
> chort
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