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SRT 24.100.3 PR42

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THU 2 JUN 2022 at 0705 EDT

Executive Summary

This Article provides an Overview of the Release of Security Research Tools Version (SRT) 24.100.3 and the Revisions to Code in Pull Request #42 which was not accepted by Apple. My latest, working ./example-cryptex/ with Installation Instructions can be found at URL https://github.com/xsscx/srd.

PR42 Test Installation

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xsscx/srd/main/dmg/install.sh)"


Pull Request #42 contains a number of suggested changes, for example:

.PHONY: clean
	rm -rf include
	# Loop through each project and call its clean target
	$(foreach proj,$(PROJECT_DIRS),$(MAKE) $(EXTRA_MAKE_FLAGS) -C $(proj) clean;)

Whereas the Filenames to be Deleted are named:


Makefile Change

< cryptexctl -v9 -d9 -ldt install --print-info ./com.example.cryptex.cxbd (21C80)
> cryptexctl -v4 -d4 install --variant=research --persist --print-info ./com.example.cryptex.cxbd.signed (21C39)

Paste the following command into your Terminal to Troubleshoot a Cryptex Installation to your SRD:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xsscx/srd/main/SecurityResearchTools_21C39/example-cryptex/srd-cryptex-troubleshooter.sh)"

Sample Output

Mon Jan 17 07:36:48 EST 2022
Darwin mini.local 21.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 21.2.0: Sun Nov 28 20:28:54 PST 2021; root:xnu-8019.61.5~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
Darwin Cryptex Management Interface Version 2.0.0: Sun Dec 19 22:28:12 PST 2021; root:libcryptex_executables-169.80.2~9/cryptexctl/WEN_ETA_X86_64
machdep.cpu.brand: 0
machdep.cpu.brand_string: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700B CPU @ 3.20GHz
System Integrity Protection status: disabled.
cryptexctl.research:   executable_path => /usr/local/bin/cryptexctl.research
cryptexctl.research:   ptr_munge =>
cryptexctl.research:   main_stack =>
cryptexctl.research:   executable_file => 0x1c01000006,0x53ca9
cryptexctl.research:   dyld_file => 0x1c01000006,0xfffffff000e3982
cryptexctl.research:   executable_cdhash => 50da1fdfbd3511624b146f0dbf201e7e305a74ae
cryptexctl.research:   executable_boothash => 4a503cd7f10ec917ef7203df2f670ad4c20962a3
cryptexctl.research:   th_port =>
will persist cryptex

Screen Captures

SRD Console Log Sample

Sample Search for AppleMobileFileIntegrity_research

Apple Security Research Device CoreTrust Code Signature Failure on iPhone 12 for debugserver + Address Sanitizer Dylibs
Apple Security Research Device CoreTrust Code Signature Failure on iPhone 12 for debugserver + Address Sanitizer Dylibs