Viper Analysis Plugin

Notes on how to use the viper analysis plugin.

Setting up Viper

The Viper project maintains installation instructions here:

Running the analysis plugin

First run log2timeline to extract events: --storage-file timeline.plaso image.raw

Note that hashing must be turned on for the viper plugin to work correctly. This is default setting for

Next run psort to tag events, then output them: --analysis viper -o null timeline.plaso

If a file processed by Plaso is present in the viper instance, it will be tagged with viper_present. If it’s part of a project in viper, it will also be tagged with viper_project_$PROJECTNAME.

The last step would be to export a timeline with the tags: -o dynamic --fields datetime,timestamp_desc,source,source_long,message,parser,tag -w timeline.csv timeline.plaso