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What

This is a python library to help build Linux profiles for volatility.

Quickstart Use

Support for more distributions are in the works. To run, simply do:

$ volatility_profile_builder centos

Select a release to build for:
+-------+----------------+
| Index |    Release     |
+-------+----------------+
|   0   |     latest     |
|   1   |       5        |
|   2   |      5.11      |
|   3   |       6        |
|   4   |      6.10      |
|   5   |      6.6       |
|   6   |      6.7       |
|   7   |      6.8       |
|   8   |      6.9       |
|   9   |       7        |
|   10  |    7.0.1406    |
|   11  |    7.1.1503    |
|   12  |    7.2.1511    |
|   13  |    7.3.1611    |
|   14  |    7.4.1708    |
|   15  |    7.5.1804    |
|   16  |    centos5     |
|   17  |   centos5.11   |
|   18  |    centos6     |
|   19  |   centos6.10   |
|   20  |   centos6.6    |
|   21  |   centos6.7    |
|   22  |   centos6.8    |
|   23  |   centos6.9    |
|   24  |    centos7     |
|   25  | centos7.0.1406 |
|   26  | centos7.1.1503 |
|   27  | centos7.2.1511 |
|   28  | centos7.3.1611 |
|   29  | centos7.4.1708 |
|   30  | centos7.5.1804 |
+-------+----------------+
Which release? 23
Building image for centos:centos6.9 ... [ DONE ]
Copying profile out ... [ DONE ]
Your profile should be under: /home/user/opt/volatility/profiles

$ ls -la profiles/
total 680
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 Nov 19 21:26 .
drwxrwxr-x 6 user user   4096 Nov 19 21:29 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 686821 Nov 19 21:26 CentOS-6.9-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6.x86_64.zip

Follow the prompts to select the version, then wait and your profile will be output to profiles directory under your current working directory.

Installation

This is a python package. Installation via pypi:

pip install volatility_profile_builder

Or locally

pip install .

Dependencies

This process relies on docker for the build environment. Be sure to have docker installed.

FAQ

Why is my build failing?

Could be many reasons. However, one gotcha with this build process is that is relies on the OS having a working repository. If you're attempting to build using this for an OS that does not have a working repo (such as old versions of Ubuntu), install will fail and then build will fail.

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