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This page is for discussing ideas regarding next-generation (NG) imaging tools.
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{{Infobox_Software |
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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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}}
  
Note that some of the ideas mentioned can be already used by imaging tools, but the idea of this page is to determine how useful these features could be for next-generation of imaging tools.
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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 scope is mainly a software-based imaging tools, but not limited to. Some features might not be doable, because of limitations of certain image file formats.
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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]].
  
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== Supported Formats ==
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
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=== Volume System Formats ===
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
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=== File System Formats ===
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
= License =
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=== File formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
= Features =
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* Apple System Log (ASL)
* Compression
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* Basic Security Module (BSM)
* Integrity checks
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* Bencode files
* Encryption
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* [[Google Chrome|Chrome cache files]]
* Error correction (parity)
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* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
* Pre-processing during imaging
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* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
* User suspend/resume, resume after failure
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* Java IDX
* Remote imaging
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* [[OLE Compound File]] using [[libolecf]]
* Error resistance in reading storage media, e.d. disks
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* [[Property list (plist)|Property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
** maybe have different techniques, e.g. to use for heavily damaged storage media
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* SQLite databases
* Support different types of storage media
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* Syslog
** disk
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
** volume
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* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
** optical discs
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* [[LNK|Windows Shortcut File (LNK) format]] using [[liblnk]]
** memory
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* [[Windows XML Event Log (EVTX)]] using [[libevtx]]
** files and directories
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* Store relevant data about the storage media and the imaging process
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** read errors
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* Support multiple image format
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** not all image formats have support for all the features
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== Compression ==
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=== Bencode file formats ===
* Reduces the amount of data that needs to be written; improved the overall imaging speed.
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* Transmission
** hash-based imaging
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* uTorrent
** detection of easy (emtpy-block) and hard (encrypted block) to compress data
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** multi-threaded compression
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** sparse ranges
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** de-duplication
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=== de-duplication ===
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=== ESE database file formats ===
* hash-based imaging
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* Internet Explorer WebCache format
* sparse or repeated ranges
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* pattern-fill
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== Integrity checks ==
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
* Integrity hash (MD5, SHA1, SHA256)
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* Document summary information
* piecewise hashing
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* Summary information (top-level only)
  
= Supportive tooling =
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=== Property list (plist) formats ===
== Image verification ==
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
* modes:
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* Airport
** full verification and print a report at the end
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* Apple Account
** stop on error (useful for automation?)
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* iPod/iPhone
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* Install History
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* Mac User
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* Software Update
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* Spotlight
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* Spotlight Volume Information
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* Timemachine
  
= Image format =
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
Implied features for an image format
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* Android call logs
* High-speed imaging
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* Android SMS
* Compact storage
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* Chrome cookies
* Error-resistant storage (over a longer time)
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* Chrome browsing and downloads history
* Minimal overhead on read
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* Firefox browsing and downloads history
* Evidence bag
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* Google Drive
** multiple images in one image format
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* Launch services quarantine events
** support for additional information e.g. case data
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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
  
[[Category:Research]]
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=== Windows Registry formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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* AppCompatCache
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* CCleaner
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* MountPoints2
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* MSIE Zone
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* MSIE Zone Software
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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 02:39, 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

TODO expand this list

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

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

  • AppCompatCache
  • CCleaner
  • MountPoints2
  • MSIE Zone
  • MSIE Zone Software

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