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'''Jump Lists''' are a feature found in Windows 7.
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  name = plaso |
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  maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]] |
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  os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
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  genre = {{Analysis}} |
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  license = {{APL}} |
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  website = [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ code.google.com/p/plaso/] |
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}}
  
== Jump Lists ==
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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 [http://blog.kiddaland.net/2013/02/targeted-timelines-part-i.html targeted timelines].
Jump Lists are a new Windows 7 Taskbar feature that gives the user quick access to recently accessed application files and actions.
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Jump Lists come in multiple flavors:
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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]].
* automatic (autodest, or *.automaticDestinations-ms) files
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* custom (custdest, or *.customDestinations-ms) files
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Autodest files are created by the operating system.
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== Supported Formats ==
  
The Jump Lists are located in the user profile path:
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
<pre>
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Recent\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\
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</pre>
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Where the autodest Jump Lists are located in the automaticDestinations subdirectory, and custdest Jump Lists in the customDestinations subdirectory.
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=== Volume System Formats ===
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
<b>Note</b>: Jump Lists can prove to be considerably valuable during an examination, as the files appear (in limited testing) to persist after the application itself is removed from the system.  In one test, iTunes 10 was installed on a 64-bit Windows 7 system, and two audio files (i.e., [http://www.cyberspeak.libsyn.com: CyberSpeak podcasts]) were launched via iTunes.  The Jump Lists persisted after the iTunes was removed from the system.
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=== File System Formats ===
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
=== AutomaticDestinations ===
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=== File formats ===
Path: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
Files: *.automaticDestinations-ms
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* Apple System Log (ASL)
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* Basic Security Module (BSM)
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* Bencode files
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* [[Google Chrome|Chrome cache files]]
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* [[Property list (plist)|Binary property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]]using [[libesedb]]
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* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
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* [[OLE Compound File]] using [[libolecf]]
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* SQLite databases
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* Syslog
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
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* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
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* [[LNK|Windows Shortcut File (LNK) format]] using [[liblnk]]
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* [[Windows XML Event Log (EVTX)]] using [[libevtx]]
  
==== Structure ====
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=== Bencode file formats ===
The autodest files are [[OLE Compound File|OLE Compound Files]] containing multiple streams of which:
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* Transmission
* hexadecimal numbered, e.g. "1a"
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* uTorrent
* DestList
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Each of the hexadecimal numbered streams contains data similar of that of a [[LNK|Windows Shortcut]].
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=== ESE database file formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
The "DestList" stream acts as a most recently/frequently used (MRU/MFU) list. This stream consists of a 32-byte header, followed by the various structures that correspond to each of the individual numbered streams.  Each of these structures is 114 bytes in size, followed by a variable length Unicode string. The first 114 bytes of the structure contains the following information at the corresponding offsets:
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
<table border="1">
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
<tr> <th>Offset</th> <th>Size</th> <th>Description</th> </tr>
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
<tr> <td>0x48</td> <td>16 bytes</td> <td>NetBIOS name of the system; padded with zeros to 16 bytes</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>0x58</td> <td>8 bytes</td> <td>Stream number; corresponds to the numbered stream within the jump list</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>0x64</td> <td>8 bytes</td> <td>[http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188768: FILETIME] object</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>0x70</td> <td>2 bytes</td> <td>Number of Unicode characters in the string that follows </td> </tr>
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</table>
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=== CustomDestinations ===
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=== Windows Registry formats ===
Path: C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
Files: *.customDestinations-ms
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== History ==
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Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based [[log2timeline]] initially created by [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]]. Plaso builds upon the [[SleuthKit]], [[libyal]] and other projects.
  
==== Structure ====
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== See Also ==
Custdest files reportedly follow a structure of sequential [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd871305%28v=prot.13%29.aspx: MS-SHLLINK] binary format segments.
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* [[dfvfs]]
 
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* [[log2timeline]]
== See also ==
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* [[List of Jump List IDs]]
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* [[OLE Compound File]]
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* [[Windows]]
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
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* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
== Tools ==
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
* Autodest files can be opened in tools such as the [http://mitec.cz/ssv.html: MiTec Structured Storage Viewer], and each of the streams individually/manually extracted.  Each of the extracted numbered streams can then be viewed via the [http://mitec.cz/wfa.html: Windows File Analyzer].
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* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
* Another approach would be to use Mark Woan's [http://www.woanware.co.uk/?p=265: JumpLister] tool to view the information within the numbered streams of each autodest file.
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]
* TZWorks LLC [http://tzworks.net/prototype_page.php?proto_id=20 Jump List Parser (jmp)] also has a tool that can parse both the custom and automatic Destinations type files. For automaticDestinations it associates the MRU/MFU metadata with that of the SHLLINK metadata. There are versions of the tool that can run in Windows, Linux or Mac OS-X.
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Revision as of 03:26, 3 June 2014

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

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

TODO expand this list

Bencode file formats

  • Transmission
  • uTorrent

ESE database file formats

TODO expand this list

OLE Compound File formats

TODO expand this list

SQLite database file formats

TODO expand this list

Windows Registry formats

TODO expand this list

History

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

See Also

External Links