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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/] |
 
}}
 
}}
  
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 ==
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The information below is based of version 1.1.0
  
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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* 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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* CUPS IPP
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* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
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* Firefox Cache
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* [[Java|Java IDX]]
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* MacOS-X Application firewall
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* MacOS-X Keychain
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* MacOS-X Securityd
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* MacOS-X Wifi
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* ([[SleuthKit]]) mactime logs
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* McAfee Anti-Virus Logs
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* Microsoft [[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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* [[Opera|Opera Browser history]]
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* OpenXML
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* Pcap files
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* Popularity Contest log
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* [[Property list (plist)|Property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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* SELinux audit logs
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* SkyDrive log and error log files
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* [[SQLite database format]] using [[SQLite]]
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* Symantec AV Corporate Edition and Endpoint Protection log
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* Syslog
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* UTMP
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* UTMPX
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
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* Windows Firewall
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* Windows Job files (also known as "at jobs")
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* [[Windows Prefetch File Format|Windows Prefetch File format]]
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* [[Windows#Recycle_Bin|Windows Recycle bin]] (INFO2 and $I/$R)
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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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* Xchat and Xchat scrollback files
  
* [[ Autopsy Forensic Browser | Autopsy Forensic Browser, version 3 ]] (Windows only)
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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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* Airport
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* Apple Account
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* Bluetooth
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* Install History
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* iPod/iPhone
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* Mac User
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* Safari history
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* Software Update
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* Spotlight
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* Spotlight Volume Information
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* Timemachine
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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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* [[Google Chrome|Chrome browsing and downloads history]]
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* [[Mozilla Firefox|Firefox browsing and downloads history]]
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* Google Drive
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* Launch services quarantine events
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* MacKeeper cache
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* Mac OS X document versions
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* Skype text conversations
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* [[Zeitgeist|Zeitgeist activity database]]
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=== [[Windows Registry]] formats ===
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* [[Windows Application Compatibility|AppCompatCache]]
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* CCleaner
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* Less Frequently Used
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* MountPoints2
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* MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
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* [[Internet Explorer|MSIE Zones]]
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* Office MRU
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* Outlook Search
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* Run Keys
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* Services
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* Terminal Server MRU
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* Typed URLS
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* USBStor
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* UserAssist
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* WinRar
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* Windows version information
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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]], [[dfvfs]] and various 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 01:52, 4 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

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
  • MountPoints2
  • MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
  • MSIE Zones
  • Office MRU
  • Outlook Search
  • Run 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