Volatility Workbench

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Volatility Workbench is a free, open source utility designed for use with PassMark OSForensics


Overview

Volatility Workbench is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Volatility tool. Volatility is a command line memory analysis and forensics tool for extracting artifacts from memory dumps. Volatility Workbench is free, open source and runs in Windows. It provides a number of advantages over the command line version including,

  • No need of remembering command line parameters.
  • Storage of the operating system profile, KDBG address and process list with the memory dump, in a .CFG file. When a memory image is re-loaded, this saves a lot of time and avoids the frustration of not knowing the correct profile to select.
  • Simpler copy & paste.
  • Simpler printing of paper copies (via right click).
  • Simpler saving of the dumped information to a file on disk.
  • A drop down list of available commands and a short description of what the command does.
  • Time stamping of the commands executed.
  • Auto-loading the first dump file found in the current folder.
  • Support for analysing Mac and Linux memory dumps.


Downloads

The current version of Volatility Workbench is v2.0

Volatility Workbench (Zip file)
Click below to download Volatility Workbench (34.7MB)

Download Volatility Workbench


Collection of Additional Profiles

A set of supported Mac and Linux platform versions to choose from: Profiles (143MB)

Note: Select and add only the profiles you need into the "profiles" folder (Included in the Volatility Workbench download). An overload of profiles could slow down the analysis process.


Sample Memory Dumps

Windows (Windows 10 64bit): Windows-10-Dump (1.6GB)

Mac (Maverick 10.9.3 64bit): Mac-10-9-3-Dump (930MB)

Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 64bit): Linux-16-04-Dump (256MB)


Installation Instructions

Download the Zip file above. Unzip it, then double click on the Volatility Workbench executable file (VolatilityWorkbench.exe). For convience a copy of the Volatility command line tool is also included.

For instuctions on how to analyse Mac/Linux dumps that are not present in the Volatilty Workbench GUI dropdown menu, view the "profile-list.txt" file in the profiles folder.

If you need a tool to collect a memory dump from a live machine, consider using OSForensics, as it writes a configuration file (CFG) along with the dump file, speeding up the analysis process in Volatility.

Source code is included with the zip download above.


Requirements

Windows 10, or Windows 7

The command line version of Volatility is slow and single threaded, while memory dumps are large. Hence, a fast CPU and SSD can help.


Licensing

Volatility Workbench is released under the same license as Volatility itself, which is GPL version 2.


Config file specification

Volatility Workbench reads and writes a configuration file (.CFG) which contains meta data about the memory dump file.

Specifications for the Volatility dump configuration file can be found here.


What's new

v2.0, 21 June 2018

  • Support for analysing Mac and Linux memory dumps.
  • Capability for the end user to include additional profiles.
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