volatility.plugins.mac.pslist module

class PsList(context, config_path, progress_callback=None)[source]

Bases: volatility.framework.interfaces.plugins.PluginInterface

Lists the processes present in a particular mac memory image.

  • context (ContextInterface) – The context that the plugin will operate within

  • config_path (str) – The path to configuration data within the context configuration data

  • progress_callback (Optional[Callable[[float, str], None]]) – A callable that can provide feedback at progress points


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_pid_filter(pid_list=None)[source]
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Callable[[int], bool]

classmethod get_requirements()[source]

Returns a list of Requirement objects for this plugin.

classmethod list_tasks(context, layer_name, darwin_symbols, filter_func=<function PsList.<lambda>>)[source]

Lists all the processes in the primary layer.

  • context (ContextInterface) – The context to retrieve required elements (layers, symbol tables) from

  • layer_name (str) – The name of the layer on which to operate

  • darwin_symbols (str) – The name of the table containing the kernel symbols

  • filter_func (Callable[[int], bool]) – A function which takes a process object and returns True if the process should be ignored/filtered

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The list of process objects from the processes linked list after filtering

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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Adds a file to the plugin’s file store and returns the chosen filename for the file.

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Executes the functionality of the code.


This method expects self.validate to have been called to ensure all necessary options have been provided


A TreeGrid object that can then be passed to a Renderer.


Sets the file consumer to be used by this plugin.

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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]

version = (1, 0, 0)