Questions tagged [bin-diffing]

Comparing 2 binaries at assembly code level

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how can I diff two x86 binaries at assembly code level?

I'm looking for a tool like Beyond Compare, meld, kdiff, etc. which can be used to compare two disassembled binaries. I know that there's binary (hex) comparison, which shows difference by hex values, ...
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Do I need to have IDA Pro to use the BinDiff tool?

I'm trying to learn how to use BinDiff tool, but I can't figure out how to open two binaries to do the comparison. While skimming through their manual, it seems like I need to have IDA Pro for that. ...
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Why are special tools required to ascertain the differences between two related binary code files?

How comes that text diffing tools like diff, kdiff3 or even more complex ones usually fail at highlighting the differences between two disassemblies in textual form - in particular two related binary ...
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Is there any tool to quantitatively evaluate the difference of binary?

I know some binary diff tool like VBinDiff and others. Currently I have a large number of binary, around 500. So I am looking for a binary tool to quantitatively evaluate the difference of binaries.....
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Alternative to BinDiff that works on Linux x86_64 binaries (and preferably does not require IDA Pro)

Is there alternative to https://www.zynamics.com/bindiff.html that works for Linux x86_64 binaries, works on Linux, (and preferably does not require IDA Pro, however if needed it seems that IDA can ...