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Introduction

This tool automates the research of some artifacts for forensics purpose in memory dumps based upon Volatility for a series of common Windows applications.

It can also open multiple archive formats. In case of an archive, the tool will extract all its files to a temporary directory and then try to open each file as a memory dump (except files named README or README.md).

System Requirements

This framework was tested on an Ubuntu 18.04 with Python 2.7.

Installation

  1. Install system requirements
$ sudo apt-get install foremost
$ git clone https://github.com/volatilityfoundation/volatility /tmp/vol-setup
$ cd /tmp/vol-setup && sudo python setup.py install

Behind a proxy ?

Do not forget to configure your Network system settings (or manually edit /etc/apt/apt.conf).

  1. Install AppMemDumper from Pip
$ pip install appmemdumper

Behind a proxy ?

Do not forget to add option --proxy=http://[user]:[pwd]@[host]:[port] to your pip command.

Quick Start

  1. Help
$ app-mem-dumper --help
usage: app-mem-dumper [-a APPS] [-s SYST] [-f] [-p PLUGINS]
                     [--profile PROFILE] [-d DUMP_DIR] [-t TEMP_DIR] [-u]
                     [-h] [-v]
                     dump

AppMemDumper v2.4.1
Author   : Alexandre D'Hondt
Copyright: © 2019 A. D'Hondt
License  : GNU Affero General Public License v3.0

This tool automates the research of some artifacts for forensics purpose in
memory dumps based upon Volatility for a series of common Windows applications.

It can also open multiple archive formats (it uses pyunpack). In case of an
archive, the tool will extract all its files to a temporary directory and then
try to open each file as a memory dump.

positional arguments:
 dump                  memory dump file path

application/system dumpers:
 -a APPS               comma-separated list of integers designating applications to be parsed
                        Currently supported: 
                         [0] AdobeReader             [8] Notepad
                         [1] Chrome                  [9] OpenOffice
                         [2] Firefox                 [10] PDFLite
                         [3] FoxitReader             [11] SumatraPDF
                         [4] InternetExplorer        [12] Thunderbird
                         [5] KeePass                 [13] TrueCrypt
                         [6] MSPaint                 [14] Wordpad
                         [7] MediaPlayerClassic    
                        (default: all)
 -s SYST               comma-separated list of integers designating system items to be parsed
                        Currently supported: 
                         [0] Autoruns                [9] Malfind
                         [1] Clipboard               [10] Mimikatz
                         [2] CommandLines            [11] NetworkConnections
                         [3] CriticalProcessesInfo   [12] ProcessesInfo
                         [4] Devices                 [13] Registry
                         [5] DumpInfo                [14] Timeline
                         [6] FilesList               [15] UserActivities
                         [7] Kernel                  [16] UserHashes
                         [8] LsaSecrets            
                        (default: none)

volatility options:
 -f, --force           force profile search, do not use cached profile (default: False)
 -p PLUGINS, --plugins-dir PLUGINS
                       path to custom plugins (default: None)
 --profile PROFILE     force Volatility profile (default: None)
                        NB: has the precedence on -f/--force

output options:
 -d DUMP_DIR, --dump-dir DUMP_DIR
                       dump directory (default: files)
 -t TEMP_DIR, --temp-dir TEMP_DIR
                       temporary directory for decompressed images (default: .temp)
 -u, --update          update previous dump directories (default: False)

extra arguments:
 -h, --help            show this help message and exit
 -v, --verbose         verbose mode (default: False)

Usage examples:
 app-mem-dumper memory.dmp
 app-mem-dumper my-dumps.tar.gz
 app-mem-dumper dumps.zip -a none -s all
 app-mem-dumper dump.raw -a 1,2,4 -f
 app-mem-dumper dump.mem -a 0,3,10,11 -s 0
 app-mem-dumper dump.raw -v --profile Win7SP1x86

  1. Example of output
$ app-mem-dumper memory.dump -v -p plugins
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Attempting to decompress 'memory.dump'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Not an archive, continuing...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Setting output directory to 'files/memory.dump'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [INFO] Opening dump file 'memory.dump'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [INFO] Getting profile...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [INFO] Getting processes...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] > Executing command 'pslist'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Found       : mspaint.exe
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Not handled : audiodg.exe, csrss.exe, dllhost.exe, [...]
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Profile: Win7SP0x86
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [INFO] Processing dumper 'dumpinfo'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [INFO] Processing dumper 'mspaint'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] Dumping for PID XXXX
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] > Calling command 'memdump'...
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [DEBUG] >> volatility --plugins=/path/to/plugins --file=[...]
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [INFO] > /path/to/files/memory.dump/mspaint-2640-memdump.data
[appmemdumper] XX:XX:XX [WARNING] 
The following applies to collected objects of:
- mspaint

Raw data (.data files) requires manual handling ;
Follow this procedure:
 1. Open the collected resources with Gimp
 2. Set the width and height to the expected screen resolution
 3. Set another color palette than 'RVB'
Restart this procedure by setting other parameters for width|height|palette.

Issues management

Please open an Issue if you want to contribute or submit suggestions.

The labels usage convention is as follows :

  • General question: question
  • Suggestion: help wanted
  • Bug/exception/problem: bug
  • Improvement/contribution: enhancement ; NB: please precise if you are motivated and able to contribute

If you want to build and submit new dumpers, please open a Pull Request.

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