volatility3.plugins.windows.strings module

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

Bases: PluginInterface

Reads output from the strings command and indicates which process(es) each string belongs to.

  • 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: 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.

classmethod generate_mapping(context, layer_name, symbol_table, progress_callback=None, pid_list=None)[source]

Creates a reverse mapping between virtual addresses and physical addresses.

  • context (ContextInterface) – the context for the method to run against

  • layer_name (str) – the layer to map against the string lines

  • symbol_table (str) – the name of the symbol table for the provided layer

  • progress_callback (Optional[Callable[[float, str], None]]) – an optional callable to display progress

  • pid_list (Optional[List[int]]) – a lit of process IDs to consider when generating the reverse map

Return type:

Dict[int, Set[Tuple[str, int]]]


A mapping of virtual offsets to strings and physical offsets

classmethod get_requirements()[source]

Returns a list of Requirement objects for this plugin.

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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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strings_pattern = re.compile(b'^(?:\\W*)([0-9]+)(?:\\W*)(\\w[\\w\\W]+)\\n?')
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, 2, 0)