volatility3.plugins.windows.vadinfo module

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

Bases: PluginInterface

Lists process memory ranges.

  • 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

MAXSIZE_DEFAULT = 1073741824

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 get_requirements()[source]

Returns a list of Requirement objects for this plugin.

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classmethod list_vads(proc, filter_func=<function VadInfo.<lambda>>)[source]

Lists the Virtual Address Descriptors of a specific process.

  • proc (ObjectInterface) – _EPROCESS object from which to list the VADs

  • filter_func (Callable[[ObjectInterface], bool]) – Function to take a virtual address descriptor value and return True if it should be filtered out

Return type:

Generator[ObjectInterface, None, None]


A list of virtual address descriptors based on the process and filtered based on the filter function

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

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

Look up the array of memory protection constants from the memory sample. These don’t change often, but if they do in the future, then finding them dynamically versus hard-coding here will ensure we parse them properly.

  • 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

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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 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]

classmethod vad_dump(context, proc, vad, open_method, maxsize=1073741824)[source]

Extracts the complete data for Vad as a FileInterface.

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

  • proc (ObjectInterface) – an _EPROCESS instance

  • vad (ObjectInterface) – The suspected VAD to extract (ObjectInterface)

  • open_method (Type[FileHandlerInterface]) – class to provide context manager for opening the file

  • maxsize (int) – Max size of VAD section (default MAXSIZE_DEFAULT)

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An open FileInterface object containing the complete data for the process or None in the case of failure

version = (2, 0, 0)