Viper Analysis Plugin
Notes on how to use the viper analysis plugin.
Setting up Viper
The Viper project maintains installation instructions here: https://viper-framework.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installation/index.html
Running the analysis plugin
First run log2timeline to extract events:
log2timeline.py --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 log2timeline.py.
Next run psort to tag events, then output them:
psort.py --analysis viper -o null timeline.plaso
If a file processed by Plaso is present in the viper instance, it will be
viper_present. If it’s part of a project in viper, it will also
be tagged with
The last step would be to export a timeline with the tags:
psort.py -o dynamic --fields datetime,timestamp_desc,source,source_long,message,parser,tag -w timeline.csv timeline.plaso