volatility3.plugins.windows.handles module

class Handles(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: PluginInterface

Lists process open handles.

  • context – The context that the plugin will operate within

  • config_path – The path to configuration data within the context configuration data

  • progress_callback – 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: HierarchicalDict

The Hierarchical configuration Dictionary for this Configurable object.

property config_path: str

The configuration path on which this configurable lives.

property context: ContextInterface

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

Find the ObHeaderCookie value (if it exists)

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Locate ObpCaptureHandleInformationEx if it exists in the sample.

Once found, parse it for the SAR value that we need to decode pointers in the _HANDLE_TABLE_ENTRY which allows us to find the associated _OBJECT_HEADER.

classmethod get_requirements()[source]

Returns a list of Requirement objects for this plugin.

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classmethod get_type_map(context, layer_name, symbol_table)[source]

List the executive object types (_OBJECT_TYPE) using the ObTypeIndexTable or ObpObjectTypes symbol (differs per OS). This method will be necessary for determining what type of object we have given an object header.


The object type index map was hard coded into profiles in previous versions of volatility. It is now generated dynamically.

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

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

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

Return type:

Dict[int, str]


A mapping of type indices to type names

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 open

Returns a context manager and thus can be called like open


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 handler 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)
Return type:

Dict[str, RequirementInterface]

version = (1, 0, 0)