KAPE had several updates during Q3 2022. Below, please find a recap of all the important enhancements and news from July through September 2022.

Key Q3 2022 KAPE Updates

  • Official EZ Tools Manuals have been released
  • Modules created/updated for multiple open-source tools
  • Q3 2022 KapeFiles Changes

Official EZ Tools Manuals Have Been Released

Eric Zimmerman and Andrew Rathbun have been working on creating manuals for the EZ Tools suite. Given that they are some of the most widely used and taught tools in the DFIR community, it only seemed fitting for official manuals to be created. On October 1, 2022, we released EZ Tools Manuals on Leanpub. Any issues with the book can be reported here.

We will continually update the manuals, so “check” the “New version available” box to be notified for new releases.

KAPE Quarterly Update – Q3 2022

Modules Have Been Created/Updated for Multiple Open-Source Tools

Another module for an EZ Tool has been added to KAPE. iisGeoLocate now has a Module that can be used against IIS Logs. Combined with the IISLogFiles Target, KAPE can acquire IIS Logs and parse them with iisGeoLocate. Please note that iisGeoLocate is not added to !EZParser at this time as the IISLogFiles Target isn’t a part of KapeTriage.

In addition, a Module was created for Reg_hunter, which is a Registry threat hunting tool. There are multiple Modules within KAPE to leverage the power of this tool.

Modules for Hayabusa have been updated, renamed and moved into their own dedicated folder. Hayabusa is similar to Chainsaw in that it leverages Sigma rules as well as its own Hayabusa Rules, which can be found here.

Chainsaw 2.0 has also been released. The Chainsaw Module has been updated to reflect the new syntax in Chainsaw 2.0 and newer.

Lastly, a Module was created for WMI-Parser. Combined with the WBEM Target, examiners can obtain OBJECTS.DATA and parse it with WMI-Parser with hopes to locate threat actor persistence.

Q3 2022 KapeFiles Changes

Here is an overview of the changes to the KapeFiles GitHub repository from July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022.

KAPE-Related GitHub Repositories

Our experts recommend “watching” the following GitHub repositories for KAPE-related updates:

KAPE-Related GitHub Repositories


Looking for the EZ button to keep KAPE, EZ Tools and the ancillary files associated with your instance(s) of KAPE? Check out the PowerShell script created by Kroll’s Andrew Rathbun here to ensure your copy of KAPE is being updated.

If you need additional KAPE support, explore our virtual live training and certification opportunities or contact our experts at [email protected]. An enterprise license is required when KAPE is used on a third-party network and/or as part of a paid engagement.

This article was written by Andrew Rathbun, a vice president in Kroll's Cyber Risk practice.

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