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README.md

NAME

CDQR — Cold Disk Quick Response tool by Alan Orlikoski

For latest release click here

Videos and Media

  • OSDFCON 2017 Slides: Walk-through different techniques that are required to provide forensics results for Windows and *nix environments (Including CyLR and CDQR)

What is CDQR?

The CDQR tool uses Plaso to parse disk images with specific parsers and create easy to analyze custom reports. The parsers were chosen based triaging best practices and the custom reports group like items together to make analysis easier. The design came from the Live Response Model of investigating the important artifacts first. This is meant to be a starting point for investigations, not the complete investigation.

In addition to processing entire forensic images it also parses extracted forensic artifact(s) as an individual file or collection of files inside of a folder structure (or inside a .zip file).

It creates up to 16 Reports (.csv files) based on triaging best practices and the parsing option selected

  • 16 Reports for DATT:
    Appcompat, Login, Event Logs, File System, MFT, UsnJrnl, Internet History, Prefetch, Registry, Scheduled Tasks, Persistence, System Information, AntiVirus, Firewall, Mac, and Linux
    
  • 14 Reports for Win:
    Appcompat, Login, Event Logs, File System, MFT, UsnJrnl, Internet History, Prefetch, Registry, Scheduled Tasks, Persistence, System Information, AntiVirus, Firewall
    
  • 8 Reports for Mac and Lin:
    Login, File System, Internet History, System Information, AntiVirus, Firewall, Mac, and Linux
    

What's New

  • Now Supports Plaso 20180127
  • Now using ".plaso" extention to match TimeSketch output (makes it easier to import into TimeSketch through its web UI)
  • Improved logging

Important Notes

  • Make sure account has permissions to create files and directories when running (when in doubt, run as administrator)
  • Ensure line endings are correct for the OS it is running on

SYNOPSIS

Windows 64-bit binary or Python 3.x

cdqr.[exe|py] [-h] [-p [PARSER]] [--nohash] [--max_cpu] [--export]
                [--es_kb ES_KB] [--es_ts ES_TS] [--plaso_db] [-z] [-v]
                src_location [dst_location]

DESCRIPTION

This program uses Plaso and a streamlined list of its parsers to quickly analyze a forenisic image file (dd, E01, .vmdk, etc) or group of forensic artifacts. The results are output in either ElasticSearch, JSON (line delimited), or the following report files in CSV format:

  • 16 Reports for DATT:
    Appcompat, Login, Event Logs, File System, MFT, UsnJrnl, Internet History, Prefetch, Registry, Scheduled Tasks, Persistence, System Information, AntiVirus, Firewall, Mac, and Linux
    
  • 14 Reports for Win:
    Appcompat, Login, Event Logs, File System, MFT, UsnJrnl, Internet History, Prefetch, Registry, Scheduled Tasks, Persistence, System Information, AntiVirus, Firewall
    
  • 8 Reports for Mac and Lin:
    Login, File System, Internet History, System Information, AntiVirus, Firewall, Mac, and Linux
    

ARGUMENTS

  • src_location — Source file location, such as Y:\Case\Tag009\sample.E01, E:\Artifacts_folder\ or E:\Artifacts_folder\mylogs.evtx or E:\Artifacts_folder\mylogs.zip
  • dst_location — Destination folder location. If nothing is supplied, then the default is Results\

OPTIONS

  • -h , --help — Show this help message and exit.
  • -p [parser] , --parser [parser] — Choose parser to use. If nothing is chosen then win is used.
  • --nohash — Do not hash all the files as part of the processing of the image.
  • --max_cpu — Use the same number of workers as cpu cores
  • --export — Creates gzipped, line delimited json export file
  • --es_ts ES_TS — Outputs TimeSketch format to local elasticsearch database. Requires index/timesketch name. Example: '--es_ts my_name'
  • --es_kb ES_KB — Outputs Kibana format to local elasticsearch database. Requires index name. Example: '--es_kb my_index'
  • --plaso_db — Process an existing Plaso DB file. Example: artifacts.db OR artifacts.plaso
  • -z — Indicates the input file is a zip file and needs to be decompressed
  • -v : --version — Show version

PARSER LIST

There are four available parsers for CDQR: datt , win , lin , and mac and here the Plaso parsers they represent:

  • win
    • Plaso v20170930
      appcompatcache,bagmru,binary_cookies,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,java_idx,mcafee_protection,mft,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_zone,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,network_drives,opera_global,opera_typed_history,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,safari_history,symantec_scanlog,userassist,usnjrnl,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winjob,winlogon,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default
    
  • Plaso v1.5.x
      appcompatcache,bagmru,binary_cookies,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,java_idx,mcafee_protection,mft,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_zone,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,network_drives,opera_global,opera_typed_history,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,safari_history,symantec_scanlog,userassist,usnjrnl,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winjob,winlogon,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default
    
    • Plaso v1.4
    appcompatcache,bagmru,binary_cookies,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,java_idx,mcafee_protection,mft,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_zone,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,opera_global,opera_typed_history,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,safari_history,symantec_scanlog,userassist,usnjrnl,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winjob,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default
    
    • Plaso v1.3
    appcompatcache,bagmru,binary_cookies,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,firefox_old_cache,google_drive,java_idx,microsoft_office_mru,microsoft_outlook_mru,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_zone,msie_zone_software,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,opera_global,opera_typed_history,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,symantec_scanlog,userassist,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_run_software,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winiis,winjob,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default
    
  • datt
    • Plaso v20170930
      airport,android_app_usage,android_calls,android_sms,appcompatcache,apple_id,appusage,asl_log,bagmru,bencode,bencode_transmission,bencode_utorrent,binary_cookies,bsm_log,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,cron,cups_ipp,custom_destinations,dockerjson,dpkg,esedb,esedb_file_history,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,imessage,ipod_device,java_idx,kik_messenger,lnk,ls_quarantine,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_document_versions,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mackeeper_cache,macosx_bluetooth,macosx_install_history,mactime,macuser,macwifi,maxos_software_update,mcafee_protection,mft,microsoft_office_mru,microsoft_outlook_mru,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_webcache,msie_zone,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,network_drives,olecf,olecf_automatic_destinations,olecf_default,olecf_document_summary,olecf_summary,openxml,opera_global,opera_typed_history,pe,plist,plist_default,pls_recall,popularity_contest,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,safari_history,sccm,selinux,skydrive_log,skydrive_log_old,skype,spotlight,spotlight_volume,sqlite,ssh,symantec_scanlog,syslog,time_machine,twitter_ios,userassist,usnjrnl,utmp,utmpx,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winiis,winjob,winlogon,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default,xchatlog,xchatscrollback,zeitgeist,zsh_extended_history
    
  • Plaso v1.5.x
      airport,android_app_usage,android_calls,android_sms,appcompatcache,apple_id,appusage,asl_log,bagmru,bencode,bencode_transmission,bencode_utorrent,binary_cookies,bsm_log,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,cron,cups_ipp,custom_destinations,dockerjson,dpkg,esedb,esedb_file_history,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,imessage,ipod_device,java_idx,kik_messenger,lnk,ls_quarantine,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_document_versions,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mackeeper_cache,macosx_bluetooth,macosx_install_history,mactime,macuser,macwifi,maxos_software_update,mcafee_protection,mft,microsoft_office_mru,microsoft_outlook_mru,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_webcache,msie_zone,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,network_drives,olecf,olecf_automatic_destinations,olecf_default,olecf_document_summary,olecf_summary,openxml,opera_global,opera_typed_history,pe,plist,plist_default,pls_recall,popularity_contest,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,safari_history,sccm,selinux,skydrive_log,skydrive_log_old,skype,spotlight,spotlight_volume,sqlite,ssh,symantec_scanlog,syslog,time_machine,twitter_ios,userassist,usnjrnl,utmp,utmpx,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winiis,winjob,winlogon,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default,xchatlog,xchatscrollback,zeitgeist,zsh_extended_history
    
    • Plaso v1.4
    airport,android_app_usage,android_calls,android_sms,appcompatcache,apple_id,appusage,asl_log,bagmru,bencode,bencode_transmission,bencode_utorrent,binary_cookies,bsm_log,ccleaner,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,cups_ipp,custom_destinations,esedb,esedb_file_history,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,ipod_device,java_idx,lnk,ls_quarantine,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_document_versions,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mackeeper_cache,macosx_bluetooth,macosx_install_history,mactime,macuser,macwifi,maxos_software_update,mcafee_protection,mft,microsoft_office_mru,microsoft_outlook_mru,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_webcache,msie_zone,msiecf,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,olecf,olecf_automatic_destinations,olecf_default,olecf_document_summary,olecf_summary,openxml,opera_global,opera_typed_history,pe,plist,plist_default,pls_recall,popularity_contest,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,safari_history,sccm,selinux,skydrive_log,skydrive_log_old,skype,spotlight,spotlight_volume,sqlite,symantec_scanlog,syslog,time_machine,userassist,usnjrnl,utmp,utmpx,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winiis,winjob,winrar_mru,winreg,winreg_default,xchatlog,xchatscrollback,zeitgeist
    
    • Plaso v1.3
    android_app_usage,asl_log,bencode,binary_cookies,bsm_log,chrome_cache,chrome_preferences,cups_ipp,custom_destinations,esedb,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_old_cache,hachoir,java_idx,lnk,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mactime,macwifi,mcafee_protection,msiecf,olecf,openxml,opera_global,opera_typed_history,pcap,pe,plist,pls_recall,popularity_contest,prefetch,recycle_bin,recycle_bin_info2,rplog,selinux,skydrive_log,skydrive_log_error,sqlite,symantec_scanlog,syslog,utmp,utmpx,winevt,winevtx,winfirewall,winiis,winjob,winreg,xchatlog,xchatscrollback,bencode_transmission,bencode_utorrent,esedb_file_history,msie_webcache,olecf_automatic_destinations,olecf_default,olecf_document_summary,olecf_summary,airport,apple_id,ipod_device,macosx_bluetooth,macosx_install_history,macuser,maxos_software_update,plist_default,safari_history,spotlight,spotlight_volume,time_machine,android_calls,android_sms,appusage,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,ls_quarantine,mac_document_versions,mackeeper_cache,skype,zeitgeist,appcompatcache,bagmru,ccleaner,explorer_mountpoints2,explorer_programscache,microsoft_office_mru,microsoft_outlook_mru,mrulist_shell_item_list,mrulist_string,mrulistex_shell_item_list,mrulistex_string,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item,mrulistex_string_and_shell_item_list,msie_zone,msie_zone_software,mstsc_rdp,mstsc_rdp_mru,userassist,windows_boot_execute,windows_boot_verify,windows_run,windows_run_software,windows_sam_users,windows_services,windows_shutdown,windows_task_cache,windows_timezone,windows_typed_urls,windows_usb_devices,windows_usbstor_devices,windows_version,winrar_mru,winreg_default
    
  • mac
    • Plaso v1.5
    airport,apple_id,appusage,binary_cookies,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,cron,dockerjson,dpkg,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,imessage,ipod_device,java_idx,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mackeeper_cache,macosx_bluetooth,macosx_install_history,mactime,macuser,maxos_software_update,mcafee_protection,opera_global,opera_typed_history,plist,plist_default,popularity_contest,safari_history,spotlight,spotlight_volume,ssh,symantec_scanlog,time_machine,utmp,utmpx,zsh_extended_history
    
    • Plaso v1.4
    binary_cookies,bsm_log,chrome_cache,chrome_preferences,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,java_idx,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mactime,mcafee_protection,opera_global,opera_typed_history,plist,popularity_contest,selinux,utmp,utmpx,airport,apple_id,macosx_install_history,plist_default,spotlight,spotlight_volume,time_machine,appusage,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,ls_quarantine,mackeeper_cache
    
    • Plaso v1.3
    macosx
    
  • lin
    • Plaso v20170930
    binary_cookies,bsm_log,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,cron,dockerjson,dpkg,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,imessage,java_idx,mac_appfirewall_log,mcafee_protection,opera_global,opera_typed_history,popularity_contest,safari_history,selinux,ssh,symantec_scanlog,utmp,utmpx,zsh_extended_history
    
    • Plaso v1.5.x
    binary_cookies,bsm_log,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,cron,dockerjson,dpkg,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,imessage,java_idx,mac_appfirewall_log,mcafee_protection,opera_global,opera_typed_history,popularity_contest,safari_history,selinux,ssh,symantec_scanlog,utmp,utmpx,zsh_extended_history
    
    • Plaso v1.4
    airport,apple_id,appusage,binary_cookies,chrome_cache,chrome_cookies,chrome_extension_activity,chrome_history,chrome_preferences,filestat,firefox_cache,firefox_cache2,firefox_cookies,firefox_downloads,firefox_history,google_drive,ipod_device,java_idx,mac_appfirewall_log,mac_keychain,mac_securityd,mackeeper_cache,macosx_bluetooth,macosx_install_history,mactime,macuser,maxos_software_update,mcafee_protection,opera_global,opera_typed_history,plist,plist_default,popularity_contest,safari_history,spotlight,spotlight_volume,symantec_scanlog,time_machine,utmp,utmpx
    
    • Plaso v1.3
    linux
    

DEPENDENCIES

  1. 64-bit Windows, Linux, or Mac Operating System
  2. Depending on your preference, either:
  1. Python v3.x (if using cdqr.py source code)

EXAMPLES

cdqr.py c:\mydiskimage.vmdk myresults
cdqr.exe -p win c:\images\badlaptop.e01
cdqr.exe -p datt --max_cpu C:\artifacts\tag009
cdqr.exe -p datt --max_cpu C:\artifacts\tag009\$MFT --export
cdqr.exe -z --max_cpu C:\artifacts\tag009\artifacts.zip
cdqr.exe -z --max_cpu C:\artifacts\tag009\artifacts.zip --es myindexname

Plaso Installation Guides

  1. From Plaso's site Windows Installation Guide
  2. From Plaso's site Ubuntu and SIFT Installation Guide
  3. From Plaso's site Mac OS X Installation Guide

AUTHOR

Alan Orlikoski

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