volatility.framework.symbols.linux package

class LinuxKernelIntermedSymbols(context, config_path, name, isf_url)[source]

Bases: volatility.framework.symbols.intermed.IntermediateSymbolTable

Instantiates a SymbolTable based on an IntermediateSymbolFormat JSON file. This is validated against the appropriate schema. The validation can be disabled by passing validate = False, but this should almost never be done.

  • context (ContextInterface) – The volatility context for the symbol table

  • config_path (str) – The configuration path for the symbol table

  • name (str) – The name for the symbol table (this is used in symbols e.g. table!symbol )

  • isf_url (str) – The URL pointing to the ISF file location

  • native_types – The NativeSymbolTable that contains the native types for this symbol table

  • table_mapping – A dictionary linking names referenced in the file with symbol tables in the context

  • validate – Determines whether the ISF file will be validated against the appropriate schema

  • class_types – A dictionary of type names and classes that override StructType when they are instantiated


Constructs a HierarchicalDictionary of all the options required to build this component in the current context.

Ensures that if the class has been created, it can be recreated using the configuration built Inheriting classes must override this to ensure any dependent classes update their configurations too

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property config

The Hierarchical configuration Dictionary for this Configurable object.

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property config_path

The configuration path on which this configurable lives.

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property context

The context object that this configurable belongs to/configuration is stored in.

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classmethod create(context, config_path, sub_path, filename, native_types=None, table_mapping=None, class_types=None)

Takes a context and loads an intermediate symbol table based on a filename.

  • context (ContextInterface) – The context that the current plugin is being run within

  • config_path (str) – The configuration path for reading/storing configuration information this symbol table may use

  • sub_path (str) – The path under a suitable symbol path (defaults to volatility/symbols and volatility/framework/symbols) to check

  • filename (str) – Basename of the file to find under the sub_path

  • native_types (Optional[NativeTableInterface]) – Set of native types, defaults to native types read from the intermediate symbol format file

  • table_mapping (Optional[Dict[str, str]]) – a dictionary of table names mentioned within the ISF file, and the tables within the context which they map to

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the name of the added symbol table

del_type_class(*args, **kwargs)
property enumerations
classmethod file_symbol_url(sub_path, filename=None)

Returns an iterator of appropriate file-scheme symbol URLs that can be opened by a ResourceAccessor class.

Filter reduces the number of results returned to only those URLs containing that string

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Generator[str, None, None]

get_enumeration(*args, **kwargs)
classmethod get_requirements()

Returns a list of RequirementInterface objects required by this object.

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get_symbol(*args, **kwargs)

Resolves a symbol name into a symbol and then resolves the symbol’s type.

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get_symbols_by_location(offset, size=0)

Returns the name of all symbols in this table that live at a particular offset.

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Returns the name of all symbols in this table that have type matching type_name.

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get_type(*args, **kwargs)
get_type_class(*args, **kwargs)
classmethod make_subconfig(context, base_config_path, **kwargs)

Convenience function to allow constructing a new randomly generated sub-configuration path, containing each element from kwargs.

  • context (ContextInterface) – The context in which to store the new configuration

  • base_config_path (str) – The base configuration path on which to build the new configuration

  • kwargs – Keyword arguments that are used to populate the new configuration path


The newly generated full configuration path

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property metadata
property natives

Returns None or a NativeTable for handling space specific native types.

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provides = {'type': 'interface'}
set_type_class(*args, **kwargs)
property symbols
property types
classmethod unsatisfied(context, config_path)

Returns a list of the names of all unsatisfied requirements.

Since a satisfied set of requirements will return [], it can be used in tests as follows:

unmet = configurable.unsatisfied(context, config_path)
if unmet:
    raise RuntimeError("Unsatisfied requirements: {}".format(unmet)
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Dict[str, RequirementInterface]