I am looking to do some Data Flow Analysis via code. I have already the code that parses a binary and disassembles it (x86/x64) and creates Basic Blocks.

Now what I would like to do is, for any Basic Block, analyze the effect of each instruction and compose all these effects to derive information at basic block boundaries.

Also I would like to perform Variable Tracking and Live Variable Analysis. Last, CFG (Control Flow Graph) to see all these effects across basic blocks.

Is there any available C/C+ Lib or subset of any Open Source Project that can help me achieve this?


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    you Can maybe reuse some piece of code from the LLVM project.
    – niosega
    Commented Dec 2, 2018 at 8:21
  • To use LLVM, first I'll need to lift my code x86 to LLVM bitcode? How do you envision the best approach to use LLVM in this case? I see the LLVM has interesting classes and functions for basic blocks
    – fred26
    Commented Dec 2, 2018 at 21:01

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You could look at the radare project:


Their ESIL representation of mnemonics can help you track down the access to variables, registers and even flags.


For example, inc edi will result in edi,++=,$o,of,=,$s,sf,=,$z,zf,=,$p,pf,=


A nice framework to look at is Triton which does a good job in Dynamic Symbolic Execution. I ended up looking at the code and implementing my own solution with their same approach.

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