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RegXML is an XML syntax analogous to [[Digital Forensics XML]].  It represents the contents of a Windows Registry hive file, presenting key and value cells of the hive as file and directories of a file system.
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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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}}
  
==Disambiguation==
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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].
  
Please note that RegXML is *also* the name of a Windows command-line utility that exports sections of the Windows Registry as XML-formatted files.  That program was released on Softpedia.  It is a completely separate effort from RegXML otherwise mentioned in this article.
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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]].
  
==Sample XML==
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== Supported Formats ==
  
This RegXML is a sample of the System hive from the [http://digitalcorpora.org/corpora/scenarios/m57-patents-scenario M57-Patents scenario], image Charlie 2009-11-16.  Its structure is of the first version of RegXML, a deep-hierarchy structure created by extending the [http://libguestfs.org/hivexml.1.html Hivexml] utility.
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
<pre>
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=== Volume System Formats ===
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
<hive>
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  <mtime>2009-11-17T00:33:57Z</mtime>
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  <node name="$$$PROTO.HIV" root="1">
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    <mtime>2009-11-13T04:47:33Z</mtime>
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    <byte_runs>
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      <byte_run file_offset="4128" len="92"/>
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    </byte_runs>
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    <node name="ControlSet002">
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      <mtime>2009-11-09T01:26:39Z</mtime>
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      <byte_runs>
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        <byte_run file_offset="1480856" len="93"/>
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      </byte_runs>
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      <node name="Control">
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        <mtime>2009-11-13T04:48:01Z</mtime>
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        <byte_runs>
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          <byte_run file_offset="1481240" len="87"/>
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        </byte_runs>
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        <value type="string" key="WaitToKillServiceTimeout" value="20000">
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          <byte_runs>
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            <byte_run file_offset="1481328" len="48"/>
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            <byte_run file_offset="13448" len="16"/>
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          </byte_runs>
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        </value>
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        <value type="string" key="SystemStartOptions" value="NOEXECUTE=OPTIN  FASTDETECT">
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          <byte_runs>
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            <byte_run file_offset="1481464" len="42"/>
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            <byte_run file_offset="3006752" len="60"/>
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          </byte_runs>
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        </value>
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        <value type="string" key="SystemBootDevice" value="multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)">
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          <byte_runs>
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            <byte_run file_offset="3006856" len="40"/>
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            <byte_run file_offset="3206056" len="76"/>
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          </byte_runs>
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        </value>
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        <node name="Windows">
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          <mtime>2009-11-13T03:08:00Z</mtime>
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          <byte_runs>
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            <byte_run file_offset="2355232" len="87"/>
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          </byte_runs>
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          <value type="expand" key="SystemDirectory" value="%SystemRoot%\system32">
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            <byte_runs>
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              <byte_run file_offset="2355368" len="39"/>
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              <byte_run file_offset="3111128" len="48"/>
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            </byte_runs>
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          </value>
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          <value type="binary" encoding="base64" key="ShutdownTime" value="RDGhgQ5kygE=">
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            <byte_runs>
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              <byte_run file_offset="3203784" len="36"/>
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              <byte_run file_offset="1481592" len="12"/>
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            </byte_runs>
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          </value>
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        </node>
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        <node name="WOW">
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          <mtime>2009-11-09T01:22:59Z</mtime>
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          <byte_runs>
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            <byte_run file_offset="2359096" len="83"/>
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          </byte_runs>
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          <value type="expand" key="cmdline" value="%SystemRoot%\system32\ntvdm.exe">
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            <byte_runs>
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              <byte_run file_offset="2358720" len="31"/>
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              <byte_run file_offset="2359184" len="68"/>
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            </byte_runs>
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          </value>
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          <value type="string" key="KnownDLLs" value="comm.drv commdlg.dll ctl3dv2.dll ddeml.dll
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keyboard.drv lanman.drv mmsystem.dll mouse.drv netapi.dll olecli.dll olesvr.dll pmspl.dll shell.dll
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sound.drv system.drv toolhelp.dll vga.drv wfwnet.drv win87em.dll winoldap.mod winsock.dll
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winspool.exe wowdeb.exe timer.drv rasapi16.dll compobj.dll storage.dll ole2.dll ole2disp.dll
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ole2nls.dll typelib.dll msvideo.dll avifile.dll msacm.dll mciavi.drv mciseq.drv mciwave.drv
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progman.exe avicap.dll mapi.dll">
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            <byte_runs>
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              <byte_run file_offset="2359256" len="33"/>
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              <byte_run file_offset="2361648" len="904"/>
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            </byte_runs>
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          </value>
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        </node>
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      </node>
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    </node>
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  </node>
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</hive>
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</pre>
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==See Also==
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=== File System Formats ===
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
* A. Nelson, “RegXML: XML conversion of the Windows Registry for forensic processing and distribution,” in Advances in Digital Forensics VIII, ser. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, K.-P. Chow and S. Shenoi, Eds. Springer, 2012.
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=== File formats ===
* [https://github.com/ajnelson/regxml_extractor RegXML Extractor] (on github)
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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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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* Java IDX
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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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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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* Airport
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* Apple Account
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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
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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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* 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 03:39, 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