For the “TL;DR crowd,” there is nothing ground-breaking here. This is just a post to document some of the steps that I took to get back up to speed with memory analysis, a how-to.
The other day I was involved with a situation that involved collecting and analyzing the memory of an Apple system. I have to admit, it has been awhile since I’ve collected and analyzed the memory of any system. I was eager to get the memory dump and do a little checking of my own to get back up to speed with the capabilities of tools like Memoryze and Volatility.
The system was a Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) 64-bit system and therefore memory was collected and analyzed with Memoryze for Mac. It was an easy process and produced the results required to gain an understanding of the system at that moment. A quick check of the system call list, using Memoryze, confirmed the OS version.