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libbpfgo recently added 2 needed fixes:

commit 5e89006 ("libbpfgo: use perf_buffer__new new API and fix style")
and commit 5d2336e ("kprobe: remove legacy kprobes and unneeded

Together they fix a panic happening in main branch:

    $ sudo ./dist/tracee-ebpf
    TIME             UID    COMM             PID     TID...
    fatal error: unexpected signal during runtime execution
    [signal SIGSEGV: segmentation violation code=0x2 addr=...

whenever libbpf executes perf_buffer__new() using the old, and
deprecated, prototype. This change makes sure that libbpfgo will always
call perf_buffer__new() using the new prototype.

Fix: #1383

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Tracee is a Runtime Security and forensics tool for Linux. It is using Linux eBPF technology to trace your system and applications at runtime, and analyze collected events to detect suspicious behavioral patterns. It is delivered as a Docker image that monitors the OS and detects suspicious behavior based on a pre-defined set of behavioral patterns.

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Before you proceed, make sure you follow the minimum requirements for running Tracee.

If running on BTF enabled kernel:

docker run --name tracee --rm --pid=host --cgroupns=host --privileged -v /tmp/tracee:/tmp/tracee -it aquasec/tracee:latest

Note: Running with BTF requires access to the kernel configuration file. Depending on the linux distribution it can be in either /proc/config.gz (which docker mounts by default) or /boot/config-$(uname -r) (which must be mounted explicitly).

If running on BTF disabled kernel:

docker run --name tracee --rm --pid=host --cgroupns=host --privileged -v /tmp/tracee:/tmp/tracee -v /lib/modules/:/lib/modules/:ro -v /usr/src:/usr/src:ro -it aquasec/tracee:latest

Note: You may need to change the volume mounts for the kernel headers based on your setup. See Linux Headers section for more info.

This will run Tracee with default settings and start reporting detections to standard output.
In order to simulate a suspicious behavior, you can run strace ls in another terminal, which will trigger the "Anti-Debugging" signature, which is loaded by default.


In some cases, you might want to leverage Tracee's eBPF event collection capabilities directly, without involving the detection engine. This might be useful for debugging/troubleshooting/analysis/research/education. In this case you can run Tracee with the trace sub-command, which will start dumping raw data directly into standard output. There are many configurations and options available so you can control exactly what is being collected and how. see the Documentation or add the --help flag for more.


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