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VMDK Forensic Artifact Extractor (VFAE) By: JD Durick <labgeek@gmail.com> Web site: http://www.vmforensics.org Sourceforge location: http://www.sourceforge.net/vfae Date: 01/03/2012 Program version: 1.1 beta VFAE is windows based tool written in C++ that extracts files with a known location from VMDK images running the Windows operating system. The tool utilizes the VDDK (Virtual Disk Development Kit) API for the heavy lifting such as mounting, opening, and reading the VMDK selected. When vfae.exe is executed, it copies out files from an off-line VMDK file. The application allows the user to conduct a quick triage of the Windows directory structure by outputing the results to a specific output file (vfae_output_<localtime>.txt. Additionally, it conducts a MD5 hash value of the VMDK itself if needed. For specific file searching purposes, it searches for any filetype within the off-line VMDK based on a passed in argument via the command-line. Furthermore, you can extract those file that were found in a hard-coded "Extracted Files" directory as well as provide the MD5 hash of each file that was extracted. TODO: - add more command line parameters - clean up code - recognize OS platform for the .vmdk being triaged (registry analysis) - possibly convert from console line to windows form applicaiton Example Usage: 1. vfae.exe -d c:\path\to\vmdk\location.vmdk 2. vfae.exe -d c:\path\to\vmdk\location.vmdk -md5 [gets the MD5 hash value for the VMDK selected - for verification purposes] 3. vfae.exe -d c:\path\to\vmdk\location.vmdk -s Windows\*.exe [Parses the off-line VMDK for executable files in the mounted Windows directory] 3a. vfae.exe -d c:\path\to\vmdk\location.vmdk -s Windows\temp\*.* [Searches for any files found in the Windows\temp directory] 4. vfae.exe -d c:\path\to\vmdk\location.vmdk -s Windows\*.exe -e [Parses the off-line VMDK for executable files in the mounted Windows directory and extracts the files that were found copying them to the Extracted Files\ directory on your machine. The Extracted Files directory is created in the directory where vfae.exe was run] 5. vfae.exe -v [gets the current version of the application] 6. vfae.exe -h [help or usuage functionality] Compiled headers: - dirent.h (used for recursive directory searches - windows version) - vixdisklib.h (vmware's library for VMware disk access) - vixmntapi.h (vmware's library for mounting VMDKs) - md5.h (encryption header for MD5 hashing) Requires: - vixdisklib.dll file in the home directory where vfae.exe lives - vixMntapi.dll file in the home directory where vfae.exe lives. - dirList.txt file - this file contains a listing of directories that are searched in the off-line VMDK (for triage purposes) Has been tested on the following OS's: - Windows XP SP1-3 (have not had time to test on others) Example output: After vfae.exe has run, it produces a vfae_output_<localtime>.txt file in the current working directory. Here is an example of the output of that file: vfae.exe -d c:\jd.vmdk =================== VFAE Execution Summary Output file VMDK Forensic Artifact Extractor (VFAE) - version 1.1 beta By: JD Durick <labgeek@gmail.com Current local time: Sat Dec 31 13:40:30 2011 Total number of sectors: 8388607 Physical Geometry: 1023/64/63 Number of total volumes found 1 Mounting volume now. Getting volume information now Mounted Volume 0, Type 1, isMounted 1, symLink \\.\vstor2-mntapi10-shared-FA570500007E00000000000001000000\, numGuestMountPoints 1 (C:) Get the list of directories found in dirList.txt file Opening file dirList.txt In findDirectories now Mount point = \\.\vstor2-mntapi10-shared-FA570500007E00000000000001000000\ Opening Program Files\ Common Files ComPlus Applications Internet Explorer Messenger microsoft frontpage Movie Maker MSN MSN Gaming Zone NetMeeting Online Services Outlook Express Uninstall Information VMware Windows Media Player Windows NT WindowsUpdate xerox Opening Documents and Settings\ All Users Default User jd LocalService NetworkService Opening Documents and Settings\Administrator\ Opening Documents and Settings\All Users\ Application Data Desktop Documents DRM Favorites Start Menu Templates Opening Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\ Opening WINDOWS\Temp\ vmware-SYSTEM Opening \ AUTOEXEC.BAT boot.ini CONFIG.SYS Documents and Settings IO.SYS MSDOS.SYS NTDETECT.COM ntldr pagefile.sys pic1.jpg Program Files System Volume Information temp Thumbs.db WINDOWS For any questions, hit me up at labgeek@gmail.com.
Source: README.txt, updated 2012-01-07