grokevt-ripdll - A tool for extracting message resources from a PE-
grokevt-ripdll input-dll output-db .SH DESCRIPTION grokevt-ripdll
parses a PE-formatted file (modern .exe and .dll files are examples PE-
formatted files) and extracts all message resources. These resources
are then stored in a Berkeley-style database file, which maps relative
virtual addresses (RVAs) to the message resources themselves. These
RVAs are what can be found in a windows event log file (.evt extension)
to reference the proper message resource. This utility is not intended
to be used directly by end-users. It is used by grokevt-builddb(1) to
extract resources from all DLL/EXEs referenced in the registry.
This is the PE formatted file to extract resources from. (It
doesn’t need to have a .dll extension, but it is most commonly
used on DLLs.)
The database file to store the RVA->message mapping in. If this
file already exists, it will be overwritten. To extract the
entries stored in this database, see grokevt-dumpmsgs(1).
Probably a few. This script has not been extensively tested with some
guest platforms or with non-english systems.
The documentation used as a reference for PE formatted files was not
complete or not completely accurate in places. Much guess-and-check
Original PE header code borrowed from the pymavis project. For more
Message resource parsing added by Timothy D. Morgan.
Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Timothy D. Morgan
Copyright (C) 2004 A’rpi
Please see the file "LICENSE" included with this software distribution.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License version 3 for more details.
grokevt(7) grokevt-addlog(1) grokevt-builddb(1) grokevt-dumpmsgs(1)