Android Unpacking Automation
A bit of automation strung up around an Android 7.1.2 device on Corellium, used to defeating (most) packers on the market.
This method targets
art::DexFile::OpenMemory method for Android 7.1.12 while utilizing a Corellium device to provide an always-on and always-ready device for unpacking. While this current demo only utilized one device, this can essentially be scaled up transparently to the front end as all the "tasks" are handled by
backend sets up a vpn tunnel to the Corellium server, which auto-restarts upon failure, and opens up a reverse proxy to the docker network. This is then utilized by the
unpacker-worker which uses it to communicate transparently with the device.
- Have a corellium account with a device already created and booted up (7.1.2 eng build)
backend/vpn-profile.ovpnwith the OpenVPN profile from your Corellium device
- Fill out
.envfile like so;
INSTANCE_ID=7cc6ca2a-6622-479b-aa4b-8394aa9d9475-instance-for-unpacker CORELLIUM_URL=testinstance.corellium.com CORELLIUM_USERNAME=unpackeruser CORELLIUM_PASSWORD=unpackerpassword GIN_MODE=debug SERVE_PORT=3000 ADB_PROXY=5555
Then simply use
docker-compose build followed by
Hitting the backend api with an apk will result in it queing up a binary to get unpacked;
curl 0.0.0.0:3000/unpack/SHA1_OF_APK --data-binary @/path/to/apk
After a minute or two, check back for the asset status;
Then when assets of interest are found, download them;
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