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MIPS Router Firmware

I'm pretty new to the whole reverse-engineering thing, but have some background knowledge in x86 asm and comp sci, as well as computer security. Project-based learning has always worked well for me,...
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How to determine when/where pointers in .ctors get mapped?

So I am learning about ELF, and am looking through a binary in Ghidra as I do. I've made sense of the ELF header, and now I am looking through the program header table. My binary has a bunch of ...
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Ghidra does not display whole strings

It's pretty annoying. I think I might have changed some setting somewhere... Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about. See all those "..." ? How do I turn that off ? Thanks in advance.
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What is the difference between malware that is 'dumped' and one that is 'unpacked'?

On malware sharing communities, I have been noticing that the samples shared are marked as unpacked or dumped. I have tried to load the dumped malware in IDAFree, however, there is nothing in the ...
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Python Script to get disassembled output of an EXE file

I'm pretty new to Ghidra, and looking to use it's API (headless analyzer) and get the assembled file through command line using python. Here is my code, which is likely far from the correct code. It ...
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How to interpret binary instruction using the intel manual

OK. So I am really trying to figure out how to use the "Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual" for myself, since it seems like the authoritative source for x86(_64) machine code....
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concat22 in ghidra decompiler

Some portion of code I am analyzing gets decompiled as below in ghidra: if (((*puVar8 == CONCAT22(DAT_0040a37a,DAT_0040a378)) && (*(uint *)((int)puVar9 + 6) == (CONCAT22(...
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Odd jsr destination in SuperH disassembly w/ Ghirda

I'm reverse engineering firmware from an old sampler/groovebox that uses a Hitachi SuperH-3 7706 processor, making great progress. Out of the 8M or so of code, everything looks and lines up correctly....
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Ghidra: How to display the contents of an array

I have a long array in a program. I can see the contents of the array in the left view but it is not in a useful format. Is it possible to use ghidra to print the array in a copy-paste friendly format ...
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Local variables and addition not shown in Ghidra

I am having some troubles with my learning of Assembly and reverse engineering. Specifically, I am learning about Global vs Local variables. For Global variables I have managed to get insights in ...
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Simple C program disassembled with Ghidra

I am trying to figure out what is going on with my simple example programs, when I disassemble them with Ghidra. I am not sure whether this is some strange Ghidra behaviour or something that is set by ...
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How to add symbols from open source lib to Ghidra?

I have a binary which I can tell is using rapidjson (open source C++ library) (header only/not dynamically linked). How can I load debug symbols from that? It would help to see the types, function ...
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Ghidra function pointers to another file in project

Given a function pointer which is obtained dynamically using dlsym, how can I tell Ghidra that that pointer points to a function in another .so that I have open in same project for which I have ...
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Reverse Engineering GUI programs

I am trying to reverse a 32-bit Win32 GUI application. It was compiled using Visual C++ 6.0 and uses the Win32 API. I am trying to figure out what happens when I click any particular button in the ...
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Ghidra: Prepend memory segment in assembly listing view

Ida prepends the memory segment before each instruction. How can it be added in Ghidra ? I've already tried to edit the listing fields without success as no option fits my need. What I would like ....
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Open a NEC binary in Ghidra

I have a binary dump from a 76F0219F1 NEC processor. I tried to open it in Ghidra, but I don't see any NEC in the list of supported processors. Does Ghidra support NEC processors? Is there anything I ...
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How do I find the address of a data location at runtime?

I'm using ghidra and cheat engine to reverse engineer a game's function. In ghidra's decompiler this function references two locations known as _DAT_XXX. I know the addresses of these locations in the ...
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How to load symbols from a text (map) file

I'm having trouble loading symbols for a very old Delphi-7 EXE. I posted a separate question regarding loading the DBG file symbols. Another approach would be to convert the debug symbols (available ...
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How to load symbols from Windows DBG file

I'm having trouble getting GHIDRA to load symbols for a Microsoft EXE from an accompanying DBG file. Perhaps I'm just overlooking some obvious documentation in which case a focussed link would be ...
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Can Ghidra do backward symbolic execution?

I am searching for a tool which can do backwards symbolic execution on x86 binaries. More specifically, I would like to give the tool a program state(PC value + registers + memory content) and have it ...
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How does IDA apply its FLIRT signatures and how are they licenced?

I'm considering writing a Ghidra extension that would apply FLIRT signatures, but I'm not sure whether the license would support that, or whether FLIRT is dependent on inputs from IDA's architecture ...
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Any reason why Ghidra is screwing with this byte in this dissassembly?

I am poking around some PS2 ELFs and I found this weird issue where Ghidra seems to be doubling the value of this byte for some reason. Here's what Ghidra shows: ...
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Save Ghidra's control flow graph into a parsable format

I'm working on reverse engineering a firmware which I was able to get its functions control flow graphs to display successfully on Ghidra. I am trying to see if there is a way to save those control ...
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Cyber security student wanting to start learning reverse engineering [duplicate]

I'm really interested in learning reverse engineering. Especially in regards to malware. Any help is much appreciated What should I learn before I start to learn reverse engineering? Is learning C/...
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ghidra: how to run a python 3 script with headless analyzer

I read the documentation of headleass analyzer. It is used to perform analysis on existing binaries. I know that -postscript flag allows to enter the analysis script. I have a java script which works ...
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Template code with 0xcccccccc in every ghidra decompiled function for some executables

I often have some code like this on the beginning of every function of a decompiled program: iVar1 = 0x42; puVar2 = local_10c; while (iVar1 != 0) { iVar1 = iVar1 + -1; *puVar2 = ...
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Ghidra - Export namespaces

I am currently learning to use ghidra, and I found the Symbol Tree. Ghidra found some namespaces that I would like to export. These namespaces don't even have to be readable, just reusable, such that ...
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Can you change the architecture in Ghidra after importing?

I've been analyzing an ARMv7 binary for a while and have done a lot of work with it (e.g. labeling functions, creating structs, labeling globals etc.). Unfortunately, I just realized that Ghidra ...
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How to export to *.so file after patching in ghidra

I'm using ghidra to patch an *.so file in the Android APK. While exporting the patched file from ghidra, using the "Export program" option from the "File" menu, it don't have *.so in the supported "...
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Renaming shadowed variables in Ghidra

I'm working on a function in the Ghidra decompiler with a bunch of variables that are re-used across different scopes. I don't see any way to rename this variable on a per-line basis. Is it possible?
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Automate looking for calls to an offset of a structure

I want to automate the search for function calls to a function that does not live in the binary and where the function address is passed, via a pointer to a struct, at runtime through a function ...
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Can Ghidra show me the p-code generated for an instruction?

I'm trying to verify the correctness of a custom processor module in Ghidra. The instruction that I am currently analyzing does some fancy stuff with its p-code. Specifically, it uses a bunch of ...
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Understand DLL function signature from ordinal

I'm trying with ghidra to reverse a 32-bit proprietary application that uses mfc42.dll and I'm obtaining mixed results with respect to imported functions. To my surprise the DLLs don't use names to ...
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Simplify two 32 bit expressions into one 64 bit expression in decompilation

I am getting started with Ghidra, and am decompiling a simple program of mine. The platform is Linux (ELF) on ARM. I found in the decompiled code things like: gTime._0_4_ = (undefined4)(time1 >>...
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How do I make a hex literal a decimal literal in Ghidra?

There are a few places where the decompiler displays a number as a hex literal when it's much clearer as a decimal literal. How do I change this?
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Handling pointer to middle of struct in Ghidra

Sometimes I encounter pointers to the middle of a structure, and the code uses a negative offset to refer to earlier code. This can result in assembly that looks like this, using MIPS as an example ...
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Ghidra rename variable below current line

I have been starting to use Ghidra and I find the decompiler view very useful. However, when I rename a variable, the name propagates through all uses of that register or stack pointer throughout the ...
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Ghidra pseudocode to Java/C

I have this piece of code generated from Ghidra void __cdecl FUNCTION(uint *key,uint *text) { undefined uVar1; ushort uVar2; uint *puVar3; uint *puVar4; uint *puVar5; int iVar6; uint ...
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Handling firmware with many copies of the same code/data in different address spaces

When loading the firmware I am working with, it copies multiple regions of code/data to another write-able memory region. I normal load the code/data into the destination location and leave the ...
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How do I import function signatures to Ghidra?

I'm working with an .exe which imports the old DirectX DLL DDRAW.DLL. The problem is, Ghidra doesn't know about it and shows all imported DDRAW functions as having no parameters. I know, I can edit ...
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Use ghidra decompiler with command line

Is there a way to run ghidra from command line ? GUI interface is very heavy. What i want is just to get functions list and decompile them in c. Thanks
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Can Ghidra show a function footer in the Listing window

In both IDA and Ghidra have a very nice beginning of function marker text Ghidra: ************************************************************** * FUNCTION ...
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In Ghidra what do I need to set so disassembler is in Thumb mode instead of ARM

In IDA I would press Alt+G and set the T register to 1 to first the code to be Thumb, but in Ghidra am not not sure how to force it. The context is I have some functions pointed to by a data ...
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How to split ARM code/data from binary in Inmarsat Isatphone Pro?

I'm analyzing the 3 binaries for updating firmware to the Inmarsat Isatphone Pro phone. Additionally, I'm following the Groundworks Technologies paper, and attempting to recreate their work as a ...
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Can I define custom enum-type to be used in Ghidra as a data type?

I'm trying to learn Ghidra. Say, if it generated the following code for loading functions from an array of function names from gpfnCommCtrlAPI: I was able to retype gpfnCommCtrlAPI into char*[14] ...
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Debugging Ghidra Script [closed]

I want to write a new script for ghidra to extract variuous information from the binary and store it to an external file for future management. I need to perform the analyisis with Ghidra Headless in ...
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Get stack references in Ghidra of a function from the java api

How can one access all references to the stack (also outside of its frame) a function has via the Java Plugin API? Example: This instructions write values outside of the stack frame of the function: ...
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How to load symbols from a symbol server in Ghidra?

I've been trying to learn Ghidra by attempting to reverse the comctl32.dll system library, which has many of its functions documented. I started the de-compilation analysis in it, and after a while it ...
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Ghidra Control Flow Graph

Lately I'm using Ghidra and I don't find the API to get the control flow graph of a given function. Can someone help me? Thank you in advance. EDIT: it is different from the other question (link) ...
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How to export a working elf binary from Ghidra?

When patching a program and then using the export binary function, it turns the elf headers are corrupt. Is there any way to work around this problem?