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{{Infobox_Software |
   name = Autopsy |
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   name = plaso |
   maintainer = [[Brian Carrier]] |
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   maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]] |
   os = {{Web-based}} |
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   os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
 
   genre = {{Analysis}} |
 
   genre = {{Analysis}} |
   license = {{GPL}} |
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   license = {{APL}} |
   website = [http://sleuthkit.org/autopsy/v2/ sleuthkit.org/autopsy/v2/] |
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   website = [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ code.google.com/p/plaso/] |
 
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}}
  
The '''Autopsy Forensic Browser''' ('''Autopsy''') is a graphical interface to the command line digital investigation analysis tools in [[The Sleuth Kit]]. Together, they can analyze [[Windows]] and [[UNIX]] disks and [[file systems]] ([[NTFS]], [[FAT]], [[UFS1]]/[[UFS2]], [[Ext2]]/[[Ext3]]).
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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].
  
The [[Sleuthkit]] and Autopsy are both Open Source and run on UNIX platforms. As Autopsy is [[HTML]]-based, you can connect to the Autopsy server from any platform using a web browser. Autopsy provides a "File Manager"-like interface and shows details about deleted data and file system structures.
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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]].
  
== Current state ==
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== Supported Formats ==
  
As of 2014, Autopsy 2.24 is the last version of Autopsy that supports non-Windows platforms. Since Autopsy 2.24 was released in 2010, it cannot support all features introduced in latest [[Sleuthkit]] versions. Various modifications introduced in Sleuthkit since 2010 break Autopsy 2.24.
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
There are several known conflicts between Autopsy 2.24 and Sleuthkit 4.1.3:
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=== Volume System Formats ===
* Autopsy cannot normally jump through directories on HFS.
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
* Autopsy cannot handle Sun VTOC.
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* Autopsy cannot view timelines in most cases.
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Also, Ext4 creation timestamps cannot be viewed in Autopsy "File Manager"-like interface. Unofficial [http://computer-forensics-lab.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&p=17344 patch] exists to fix or "hack around" these issues.
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=== File System Formats ===
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
== See also ==
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=== File formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
* [[ Autopsy Forensic Browser | Autopsy Forensic Browser, version 3 ]] (Windows only)
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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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* [[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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* [[Property list (plist)|Property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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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]]
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=== Bencode file formats ===
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* Transmission
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* uTorrent
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=== ESE database file formats ===
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* Internet Explorer WebCache format
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
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* Document summary information
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* Summary information (top-level only)
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=== Property list (plist) formats ===
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
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* Android call logs
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* Android SMS
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* Chrome cookies
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* Chrome browsing and downloads history
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* Firefox browsing and downloads history
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* Google Drive
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* Launch services quarantine events
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* MacKeeper
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* Mac OS X document versions
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* Skype
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* Zeitgeist activity
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=== Windows Registry formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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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.
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== See Also ==
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* [[dfvfs]]
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* [[log2timeline]]
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== External Links ==
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* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
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* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]

Revision as of 03:32, 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

  • Internet Explorer WebCache format

OLE Compound File formats

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

Property list (plist) formats

SQLite database file formats

  • Android call logs
  • Android SMS
  • Chrome cookies
  • Chrome browsing and downloads history
  • Firefox browsing and downloads history
  • Google Drive
  • Launch services quarantine events
  • MacKeeper
  • Mac OS X document versions
  • Skype
  • Zeitgeist activity

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