Questions tagged [decompilation]

Process of translating assembly code extracted from a binary file in a structured programming language, such as C.

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Change PHP Function behaviour on a encrypted file

I have a PHP file that is encrypted with Ioncube. Searching on the internet I found one guy which has decoded it, but when I run the decoded file, the code behavior changes so I can't replace the ...
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IDA Pro having issue decompiling gcc compiled ELF64 function with more than one leave/ret

I am new to IDA Pro and am not familiar with anything beyond default settings for decompilation. I have an ELF64 kernel module compiled with gcc and, in several cases, IDA Pro's decompilation is ...
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How to export arm64 and x86-64 binary into one?

I am trying to export a binary that contains both AARCH64-64 and x86-64 in Ghidra. I only opened the x86-64 counterpart to perform some changes. When I tried to export it, it exported a .bin file that ...
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Ghidra SDK Register TypeFlags are not populated

I am using the Ghidra P-Code in a Ghidra script and I am looking for an architecture-independent way to decide if a register used in a P-Code Op is the Stack or the Base Pointer (basically making the ...
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Converting a data address offset to the equivalent struct in a C++ module

I have an offset to a property within a player class that I need to access data from. It's made of a specific struct that I have already assembled. IDA reports the accessing offset as so: v32 = ( v3 + ...
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Extract PYZ Error

I successfully recovered some PYC files from an ELF built by PyInstaller (https://github.com/extremecoders-re/pyinstxtractor/wiki/Extracting-Linux-ELF-binaries). There is a PYZ archive in the dump. I ...
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Volatile data Ghidra

Is it possible to set a local stack variable volatile? I'm trying to reverse a program full of concurrent threads which exploit this mechanism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setcontext to obfuscate ...
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Any ways to combine Android APK with Expansion pack file?

I want to have only one APK that contains all files and resources without having to download expansion pack every time. Is there any way to combine Android APK with Expansion pack file? My expansion ...
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What are the known techniques used by wrappers and obfuscators to protect against decompiling?

I am NOT looking to make my application 99% safe, nor my goal is to prevent a a determined reverse-engineer to disassemble it, but simply is to protect my source code from lambda user with little ...
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Force gcc to use more complex instructions

I am reverse engineering a piece of assembly. I am trying to write the equivalent code in C, however, when I compile my code, gcc prefers to use simple instructions instead of the complex ones that ...
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Ghidra wrong array size

I'm new to the field, so it's probably a stupid question, but when I tried to decompile this binary from picoCTF 2019 I got an array of size 4 (local_38) when looking at a solution it should be of ...
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IDA/Hexrays: local variable allocation has failed; how to fix this?

I'm reverse engineering an old DOS game that's using the DOS/4GW extender. The game includes some libraries that I already successfully reversed in a different application, so I'm pretty sure that the ...
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reverse engineering obfuscated .net dll

I am decompiling a third party .NET dll which was obfuscated using codeveil my aim is to get full source code, I tried decompiling using dnSpy, JustDecompile & Reflector however it just shows the ...
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Deconstructing Unity games

Note: I only want to edit/mod the games not trying to steal things etc. I'm trying to deconstruct some Unity games from both PC and Android platforms and already extracted assets with uTinyRipper ...
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How can one replace bitmap (image) inside exe?

I have an application (something like a text editor) that has a background image. I understand how to replace text in exe file, but what about image? I wonder how difficult and what is the way to ...
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(Help)Apk Decomplied unreadable files

I'm developing an android-based game for my school project. I chose an .apk to reference the visual parts. I've decompiled the .apk file I've specified. I can't view the image files I need. files ...
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Why is IDAPython decompiler API returning the same effective address for both the current item and its parent?

Following this blog post, I am writing an IDAPython code to traverse the AST generated by the decompiler in order to extract some information. I am providing both my AST, the Python code and the ...
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What is, and why, “byte[ ] + number” in this IDA pseudocode?

This is a decompile of an .so file, so it originated from C or C++. Can you kindly try to explain to me what this does? How would one rewrite this into readable code? I don't mind any programming ...
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how to infer data type in ghidra decompilation result

how to infer data type in ghidra decompilation result for /usr/bin/ls ?
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The executable file makes a unique ID from each individual PC. Can anyone decipher from where the file makes these unique IDs?

The file generates random unique ID. It says hardware ID but I couldn't find it in product key, BIOS serial number or anywhere. I used IDA but I couldn't get from where the file creates the code. Even ...
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How can I convert the following assembly code to pseudo code?

I got the following disassembly code in IDA pro. I really find it hard to convert it into pseudo code. push ebp mov ebp, esp sub esp, 14h mov dword ptr [ebp-14h], 1 mov dword ptr [ebp-10h], 2 mov ...

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