Source code for plaso.parsers.plugins

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""This file contains basic interface for plugins within Plaso.

This library serves a basis for all plugins in Plaso, whether that are
Windows registry plugins, SQLite plugins or any other parsing plugins.

This is provided as a separate file to make it easier to inherit in other
projects that may want to use the Plaso plugin system.
"""

from __future__ import unicode_literals


[docs]class BasePlugin(object): """A plugin is a lightweight parser that makes use of a common data structure. When a data structure is common among several artifacts or files a plugin infrastructure can be written to make writing parsers simpler. The goal of a plugin is have only a single parser that understands the data structure that can call plugins that have specialized knowledge of certain structures. An example of this is a SQLite database. A plugin can be written that has knowledge of certain database, such as Chrome history, or Skype history, etc. This can be done without needing to write a full fledged parser that needs to re-implement the data structure knowledge. A single parser can be created that calls the plugins to see if it knows that particular database. Another example is Windows registry, there a single parser that can parse the registry can be made and the job of a single plugin is to parse a particular registry key. The parser can then read a registry key and compare it to a list of available plugins to see if it can be parsed. """ # The name of the plugin. This is the name that is used in the registration # and used for parser/plugin selection, so this needs to be concise and unique # for all plugins/parsers, such as 'Chrome', 'Safari' or 'UserAssist'. NAME = 'base_plugin' DESCRIPTION = '' # The URLS should contain a list of URLs with additional information about # the plugin, for instance some additional reading material. That can be # a description of the data structure, or how to read the data that comes # out of the parser, etc. So in essence this is a field to define pointers # to additional resources to assist the practitioner reading the output of # the plugin. URLS = [] # TODO: remove. @property def plugin_name(self): """Return the name of the plugin.""" return self.NAME # pylint: disable=unused-argument
[docs] def Process(self, parser_mediator, **kwargs): """Evaluates if this is the correct plugin and processes data accordingly. The purpose of the process function is to evaluate if this particular plugin is the correct one for the particular data structure at hand. This function accepts one value to use for evaluation, that could be a registry key, list of table names for a database or any other criteria that can be used to evaluate if the plugin should be run or not. Args: parser_mediator (ParserMediator): mediates interactions between parsers and other components, such as storage and dfvfs. kwargs (dict[str, object]): Depending on the plugin they may require different sets of arguments to be able to evaluate whether or not this is the correct plugin. Raises: ValueError: when there are unused keyword arguments. """ if kwargs: raise ValueError('Unused keyword arguments: {0:s}.'.format( ', '.join(kwargs.keys())))
[docs] def UpdateChainAndProcess(self, parser_mediator, **kwargs): """Wrapper for Process() to synchronize the parser chain. This convenience method updates the parser chain object held by the mediator, transfers control to the plugin-specific Process() method, and updates the chain again once the processing is complete. It provides a simpler parser API in most cases. Args: parser_mediator (ParserMediator): mediates interactions between parsers and other components, such as storage and dfvfs. """ parser_mediator.AppendToParserChain(self) try: self.Process(parser_mediator, **kwargs) finally: parser_mediator.PopFromParserChain()
[docs]class BasePluginCache(object): """A generic cache for parser plugins."""
[docs] def GetResults(self, attribute, default_value=None): """Retrieves a cached attribute. Args: attribute (str): name of the cached attribute. default_value (Optional[object]): default value. Returns: object: value of the cached attribute or default value if the cache does not contain the attribute. """ return getattr(self, attribute, default_value)