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Digital forensics is the investigation and recovery of data from digital hardware. The field has grown in recent years to include support for operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. However, little to no support has been provided for less well known systems such as the FreeBSD operating system.
The project presented in this paper focuses on creating the foundational support for FreeBSD via Volatility, a leading forensic tool in the digital forensic community. The kernel and source code for FreeBSD were studied to understand how to recover various data from analysis of a given system’s memory image. This paper will focus on the base Volatility support that was implemented, as well as the additional plugins created to recover desired data, including but not limited to the retrieval of a system’s process list and mounted file systems.
Bond, Elyse, "Creating Volatility Support for FreeBSD" (2015). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2033.