Questions tagged [hexrays]

A decompiler plugin for IDA, producing (pseudo-)C/C++ code, developed by the company of the same name (Hex-Rays).

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Decompiling iPhone App

I've been searching this site and more, but I haven't had much luck. I want to decompile an app to see how part of it works, and I've tried multiple programs. I've tried Hopper, IDA, and some other ...
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How to organize vtables in IDA Pro?

I am using IDA Pro to disassemble a C++ behemoth with 1600+ classes, many of them having pure virtual methods. Some classes also are made up of multiple base classes, in hierarchies 5+ levels deep. ...
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Hex-Rays Decompiler: Buffer on the stack

I am currently reversing a windows driver in order to write a Linux compatible driver for a DVB card, but I have come up against a small issue that I can work around, but if it is possible I would ...
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Information provided by Hex-Rays after @ symbol in variable declarations

Could you explain to me the information provided after the @ symbol in Hex-Rays decompilation ? For examples @1 and @5 in the following output: struct WSAData wsadata; // [sp+0h] [bp-1A0h]@1 int v6; /...
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Split variable in Hexrays decompiler?

With Microsoft Visual C++ executables, I often run into decompilations like this: void __cdecl Pbdf::ReadString(char *dst, Pbdf *pbdfOrLength) { Pbdf *pbdf; // esi pbdf = pbdfOrLength; ...
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How to map a variable to multiple names in Hex-Rays decompiler

Compilers often optimize variables usage, so multiple variables in the source code can be mapped to the same register (or stack variable) in the resulting assembly. I know that registers can be ...
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Hex-Rays: JUMPOUT statements inserted due to incorrect autodetected function boundaries

I'm trying to RE a Windows executable compiled with VS 2008. After the initial autoanalysis most functions are detected correctly; however, some have wrong end address — for some reason IDA places the ...
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IdaPro/HexRays type libraries

I'm trying to improve my use of ida/hexrays... I have a x86 linux elf binary, non-stripped, statically linked w/ openssl. So you can see all of the OpenSSL function names in the binary. I used the ...
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IDA PRO Hex-Rays 1.5 pseudo code understanding -=0x3FFFFFFFu; += 0x3FFFFFFFu;

I'm trying to clean up the pseudo code to make it compile and function similar if not exactly the same as the original code. This bit which looks like this appears in various places I'm trying to ...
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How to get IDA Pro to understand a virtual function table?

I'm reversing an old DirectDraw game that uses DirectX 7. I have a LPDIRECTDRAWSURFACE7 g_lpDDSBack and g_lpDDSBack->BltFast is being called but this is how it is decompiled in HexRays: (*(int (...
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IDApython and IDA-decompiler commenting

Looking at the functions exposed by idaapi I see that functions like the following are exposed. get_user_cmt set_user_cmt save_user_cmts As these functions are exposed I'm hoping that I have a way ...
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How to create HexRays variables in IDAPython correctly?

Let's assume we have a function which has a following variables in it: Local variables on stack of different types, including types defined in local types window Local variables of different types ...
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HexRays: Variadic methods like printf

I have identified a routine that behaves exactly like printf in an ARM64 binary. Arguments are passed in the standard fashion (e.g. X0, X1, X2 ...) and I have given the function the signature (Y) of: ...
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Resolving FLAGS bits with IDA

While disassembling a binary, IDA decompiler decompiles the call as mmap(0x80000000, 4096, 7, 50, -1, 0); While there is nothing wrong with the decompilation itself, it could be more useful to decode ...
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How to find matching braces in IDA's decompiled code?

For the source generated by Hex Ray's decompiler in IDA, is it possible to highlight matching braces once I place the pointer at the beginning of a block? As an example, in the screenshot below, the ...
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Condense pseudocode lines in IDA Pro

In IDA 6.6, is it possible to condense, or otherwise re-arrange, lines of pseudocode given by the Hex-Rays decompiler? For example if ( !iFile2Size || *pFile2BufferCopy == *pFile3BufferCopy &&...
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Cleaning HexRays Output

My HexRays decompiler output often looks like: v0 = LoadLibraryW(L"wininet.dll"); v1 = v0; if ( !v0 ) goto LABEL_1; v2 = GetProcAddress(v0, "InternetOpenW"); v3 = GetProcAddress(v1, "...
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Reverse Engineering MIPS Bootloader

I am trying to figure out how the bootloader of a TP-Link wr702n device (based on an AP121 MIPS board) starts the operation system (VxWorks 5.5.1). The bootloader is extracted from a firmware update ...
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Doesn't IDA Pro 6.95 support decompiling MIPS executable?

I am working on a MIPS binary: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, MIPS, MIPS-II version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, for GNU/Linux 2.6.32, BuildID[sha1]=76438e9ed749bcfc6e191e548da153d0d3b3ee28, not stripped ....
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Reversing an MFC application: How to find class memory layouts?

I have an old computer game I want to reverse (Windows 95 "Hover!" to be exact), and I figured out that it uses the MFC. HexRays often decompiles pseudocode like this, which, for example, deals with ...
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IDA Pro/Hex-Rays FLIRT Signatures and Standard library function detection

I'm having some problems performing a standard decompilation of a Windows EXE file using IDA Pro/Hex-Rays and its built-in FLIRT signatures. A lot of standard C++ functions are not being recognized ...
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Does hex-rays support VLA in any way?

I was testing some 'C' code with VLAs. It wasn't that surprising that Hex-Rays was not able to recognize VLA. As with structures there is some way to make it understand (simply making the variable ...
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IDA Hex-Rays structure inline functions recognition

I've seen multiple posts about the subject, but mine is a little bit more specific about what I want to achieve. I have many times situations where Hex-Rays decompiler outputs 16 lines of code and I ...
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STL map and map entry structures for IDA/HexRays

I have several binaries (Visual Studio 2005, amd64/x86_64) that I need a portion of each reversed in order to better understand the reasons for their malfunction in certain edge cases (they are long ...
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How do I evaluate Hex-Rays Decompiler without purchasing IDA Disassembler?

Hex-Rays, providers of IDA Disassembler, offers a companion product called Hex-Rays Decompiler (not to be confused with HexRaysCodeXplorer, a plugin for the Decompiler plugin rather than for IDA ...
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IDA Hex-Rays Decompiler : Show strings instead of offset

How can i settings IDA show me string instead of offset_xxx?
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IDA decompiler macro

What is the purpose of COERCE_FLOAT and COERCE_UNSIGNED_INT macros in the Hex Rays decompiled code below? double __cdecl sub_401580(float a1) { unsigned int v1; // eax@1 double v2; // st7@1 ...
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How to decompile with Hex Rays via a Python API?

If i have a large set of files and I'd like to run Hex-rays over them to produce output as C - can I do so in python? I see there is IDA Python And I see Hex-rays has a C++ SDK Is there a python Hex-...
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How to show KUSER_SHARED_DATA members in decompiled C code?

Here is a sample C code which prints Windows version directly from address of KUSER_SHARED_DATA. Tested in Windows 10 only. The raw memory address differ in Windows version but that's not the point. #...
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How to help IDA to auto complete libc functions?

I have a x86_64 ELF binary which is statically compiled. With some digging, I have found the C library is musl. In IDA Pro 7.0, the decompiled pseudo code shows sycalls as inline assembly code. But in ...
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What is *(_BYTE *), __usercall, eax and edi [closed]

I am trying to understand some algorithm of how the thing works. Here is the function I got from decompiling my executable with Hey Rays. I want to run this function to see the result and then ...
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What does __PAIR__ mean in Hex-Rays decompiler output? [duplicate]

what does this code on IDA? i've found with this a couple of times and i don't have idea what means. int a5; int dGainMax; COERCE_DOUBLE(__PAIR__(a5, dGainMax))
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Hex-Rays and IDA Python plugin loading order

I have made a plugin (using IDA Python) that requires the Hex-Rays plugin. As per the instructions in the hexrays_sdk folder, I've named my plugin starting with hexrays_ to make sure it loads after ...
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IDA Pro: Where does newly created structure go to from Pseudocode window?

Where does newly created structure go to from Pseudocode window? I'm referring to structure that you create via right-click on variable and choosing "Create new struct type". I don't see new ...
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IDA pseudocode support

How can I know which processors IDA knows how to view pseudocode of? If IDA does not know to view pseudocode for my processor, how can I fix that??
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How to migrate IDA/HexRays database to the new version of the same application?

I have an .idb and PE file of an old version of an application. Now I want to transfer all knowledge to a new database for the new version of PE. How can I do this? It seems that I need to compare ...
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Weird IDA/Decompiler floating point output

I stumbled upon this (reduced for readability) function. It does weird things that I have never encountered before. // a2 is always 60.0 void some_function(struct_123 *this, float a1, float a2) { ...
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How do I resolve IDA pro Hexrays aliased local variables?

It appears to me that in my function the compiler has reused a stack slot for two variables of types. However, Hex-Rays has not recognized it as such. How can I split the local variable into two?
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Hex-Rays function signature does not match demangled name

From the demangled name, I know that a function takes an std::string const& as a parameter but when generating psuedo-c code with Hex-Rays' decompiler it autodetects the parameters as (int a1, int ...
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Compile Hex-Rays code

I'm aware, that Hex-Rays provides pseudocode, which is not supposed to be compiled, but I'm trying to do it. So far I stopped on instructions like that: char (__usercall *__fastcall sub_947770(...
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Reversing assembler DCD directive list into a c++ variable

For example we have assembler variable "foo" defined as: .text:00001078 foo DCD 0xffffffff, 0xffffeeee How it(variable foo) would look like in c++(or whatever higher lang)???
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IDA Hex-Rays Decompiler Generates ASM Code Issue

For a long time now, I've been struggling with some functions generated with IDA HexRays plugin that seem to be corrupted. Some of the decompiled generated plain C code, show as ASM code :/ i.e: ...
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Nested Structures in IDA

I'm trying to figure out how to explore structs in IDA, and getting stuck on the basics. I wrote a very basic test app; int main() { const int kBits = 1024; const int kExp = 3; RSA *rsa =...
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IDA Pro PowerPC Decompiler Plugin supporting Floating Point Instructions

So I far I have been using Snowman for PowerPC decompilation. It is bad though but better than nothing. However, right now it doesn't support floating point instructions. They are simply written down ...
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IDA Hex-Rays: How to SAFELY fix incorrect function declarations?

Update: The problem turned out to be more complex and complex because Hex-Rays incorrectly restores the stack after calls of stdcall functions from cdecl functions: .text:00403F2F 074 ...
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Wrapping usercall from Hex-Rays

I am trying to call a function generated by Hex-Rays by injecting a DLL, but have so far only managed to crash the process. This is the code generated by Hex-Rays int __usercall sub_54C3A0@<eax&...
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STL Data Structures Hex-Rays

We all know that reversing STL code is no fun. To make it easier, I usually create some of the strucutres so I can reference the created STL structures in another custom structure. For example, msvc - ...
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Batch decompile using IDA Pro 7.5

I am trying to batch disassemble and decompile 500 binaries using the IDA Pro 7.5 disassember and Hex rays decompiler. I can get the .i64 output from the disassembler, but I do not have a way to batch ...
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Saving .so file in IDA

I have edited .so file in IDA. I don't know how to save it. Any idea for saving them?
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How to edit (insert new fields into) IDA structures?

I'm trying to reverse a bigger structure used in an old game. Obviously I didn't know all fields when I created the structure type, and now I want to edit in some new fields / change pure byte gaps ...