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=== File formats ===
 
=== File formats ===
* Apple System Log (ASL)
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* [[Apple System Log (ASL)]]
* Basic Security Module (BSM)
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* [[Basic Security Module (BSM) file format|Basic Security Module (BSM)]]
 
* Bencode files
 
* Bencode files
* [[Google Chrome|Chrome cache files]]
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* [[Chrome Disk Cache Format|Chrome cache files]]
 
* CUPS IPP
 
* CUPS IPP
 
* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
 
* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
 
* Firefox Cache
 
* Firefox Cache
* Java IDX
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* [[Java|Java IDX]]
 
* MacOS-X Application firewall
 
* MacOS-X Application firewall
 
* MacOS-X Keychain
 
* MacOS-X Keychain
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* Microsoft [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
 
* Microsoft [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
 
* [[OLE Compound File]] using [[libolecf]]
 
* [[OLE Compound File]] using [[libolecf]]
* Opera Browser history
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* [[Opera|Opera Browser history]]
 
* OpenXML
 
* OpenXML
 
* Pcap files
 
* Pcap files
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
 
* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
 
* Windows Firewall
 
* Windows Firewall
* Windows Job files (also known as "at jobs")
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* [[Windows Job File Format|Windows Job files]] (also known as "at jobs")
* Windows Prefetch files
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* [[Windows Prefetch File Format|Windows Prefetch files]]
* Windows Recycle bin (INFO2 and $I/$R)
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* [[Windows#Recycle_Bin|Windows Recycle bin]] (INFO2 and $I/$R)
 
* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
 
* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
 
* [[LNK|Windows Shortcut File (LNK) format]] using [[liblnk]]
 
* [[LNK|Windows Shortcut File (LNK) format]] using [[liblnk]]
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* iPod/iPhone
 
* iPod/iPhone
 
* Mac User
 
* Mac User
* Safari history
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* [[Apple Safari|Safari history]]
 
* Software Update
 
* Software Update
 
* Spotlight
 
* Spotlight
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* [[Windows Application Compatibility|AppCompatCache]]
 
* [[Windows Application Compatibility|AppCompatCache]]
 
* CCleaner
 
* CCleaner
* Less Frequently Used
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* Less Frequently Used (LFU)
 
* MountPoints2
 
* MountPoints2
* MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
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* Most Recently Used (MRU) MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
 
* [[Internet Explorer|MSIE Zones]]
 
* [[Internet Explorer|MSIE Zones]]
 
* Office MRU
 
* Office MRU
 
* Outlook Search
 
* Outlook Search
* Run Keys
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* [[Windows Registry#Run/RunOnce|Run and RunOnce keys]]
 
* Services
 
* Services
 
* Terminal Server MRU
 
* Terminal Server MRU
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
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* [https://github.com/log2timeline/plaso/ Project site]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
 
* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
 
* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]

Latest revision as of 04:03, 19 October 2014

plaso
Maintainer: Kristinn Gudjonsson, Joachim Metz
OS: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: APL
Website: github.com/log2timeline/plaso

Plaso (plaso langar að safna öllu) is the Python based back-end engine used by tools such as log2timeline for automatic creation of a super timelines. The goal of log2timeline (and thus plaso) is to provide a single tool that can parse various log files and forensic artifacts from computers and related systems, such as network equipment to produce a single correlated timeline. This timeline can then be easily analysed by forensic investigators/analysts, speeding up investigations by correlating the vast amount of information found on an average computer system. Plaso is intended to be applied for creating super timelines but also supports creating targeted timelines.

The Plaso project site also provides 4n6time, formerly "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by David Nides.

Supported Formats

The information below is based of version 1.1.0

Storage Media Image File Formats

Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by dfvfs.

Volume System Formats

Volume System Format support is provided by dfvfs.

File System Formats

File System Format support is provided by dfvfs.

File formats

Bencode file formats

  • Transmission
  • uTorrent

ESE database file formats

  • Internet Explorer WebCache format

OLE Compound File formats

  • Document summary information
  • Summary information (top-level only)

Property list (plist) formats

  • Airport
  • Apple Account
  • Bluetooth
  • Install History
  • iPod/iPhone
  • Mac User
  • Safari history
  • Software Update
  • Spotlight
  • Spotlight Volume Information
  • Timemachine

SQLite database file formats

Windows Registry formats

  • AppCompatCache
  • CCleaner
  • Less Frequently Used (LFU)
  • MountPoints2
  • Most Recently Used (MRU) MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
  • MSIE Zones
  • Office MRU
  • Outlook Search
  • Run and RunOnce keys
  • Services
  • Terminal Server MRU
  • Typed URLS
  • USBStor
  • UserAssist
  • WinRar
  • Windows version information

History

Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based log2timeline initially created by Kristinn Gudjonsson. Plaso builds upon the SleuthKit, libyal, dfvfs and various other projects.

See Also

External Links