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General-purpose and high-level programming language. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles.

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pyelftools relocation section symbols

I have been trying to get into reverse engineering as of late and after playing with Radare2 I realized I was playing with a lot of things without really understanding what I was doing. In an effort ...
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Parse / statically analyzing .NET binaries using python

Which libraries do you use to parse and statically analyze .NET binaries? Is there a python module, or do I have to use a .NET library such as dnlib? Does it make sense to write a python wrapper for ...
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how can i decrypt huawei HG531s v1 config file?

I have tried to follow this guide but libxmlapi.so didn't have the required ATP_GetInfo1 function so i moved to the next file libhttpapi.so it had ATP_GetInfo1 ATP_GetInfo2 ATP_GetInfo3 ...
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Reverse Python Bytecode

I try reverse python bytecode (Content in a .pyc file). I do not want to decompile the code, just understand the Python bytecode :) The LOAD_NAME statement, pushes the value associated with co_names (...
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IdaPython aob search and rename example

Iv'e never used python before and in looking at other example I can't find what I'm looking for exactly so I have come here to humbly ask for an example script if anyone could be so kind, I am trying ...
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How to create executable (create build) from original decompiled exe?

I have reverse engineered exe file using pyinstxtractor.py script. There were around 1120 files in PYZ archive. F:\Python Test>python pyinstxtractor.py test.exe [*] Processing test.exe [*] ...
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How to embed PYZ.-00.pyz_extracted folder with entry .py file to generate exe file?

I have decompiled exe using pyextractor script and generated these files: PYZ-00.pyz PYZ-00.pyz_extracted gui pyi_rth_tkinter pyi_rth_multiprocessing pyi_rth_pkgres pyi_rth_win32comgenpy ...
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How to generate exe from compiled Python files?

I have extracted compiled files from exe (executable in windows) using PyInstaller Extractor script. In Resultant folder, i have got was pyc files bundled in pyz folder. Then I decompiled files (...
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picoCTF be-quick-or-be-dead-1 dcrypt simulation with python

This is be-quick-or-be-dead-1 in picoCTF challenge (Download) in this file we can see decrypt_flag() function, this function return this flag: ./be-quick-or-be-dead-1 Calculating key... Done ...
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String Encoding and Decoding Method

so I came across the following string encoding method in python. def encode(the_string): encoded_string = '' rotations = ord(the_string[-1]) + 5 for i in range(0, len(the_string)): ...
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How to find out address in binary file (like IDA) with python code only?

I have binary for example https://github.com/andrew-d/static-binaries/blob/master/binaries/linux/x86_64/nmap that I open with IDA , and search some data that I want to find without open IDA ,only ...
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Python library for assembling x86, x64 and ARM exploits

It would be very useful to have a pure Python library that could assemble x86, x64, and ARM instructions. Do you have a recommendation? I don't mind if they are not pure Python, but that'd be ...
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Can't install sasquatch tool

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm trying to install sasquatch tool (which should apply patches to the standard unsquashfs utility), but got the issue, every time build process show error in one place: ./build.sh:...
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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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Decoding blob data from a sqlite database into readable format

I have a Sqlite database file that has blob data in it. I only know the the database has blob data and I know what the expected output should be. The blob data's expected output should be a Mac ...
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The structure of the Python's marshaled code object (or .pyc file)

Help me to decipher the Python's marshaled code object. The .pyc files are almost the same: The structure of .pyc files. I have: The code object compiled from the source. The marshaled ...
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Illegal instruction fault in stack based buffer overflow

I wrote this short C program to practice buffer overflow exploits: #include <stdio.h> #include <string.h> #include <stddef.h> #include <inttypes.h> char *decode(char *s){ ...
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How to run python script in IDA PRO after each breakpoint?

I want to write a script which after breakpoint will change some values in running program. I've tried to write script into condition field but it generates error. I'm trying to find something like '...
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Best python framework/library for constructing the call-graph from binary?

So i have written a python tool using capstone that disassembles the code section of a ELF binary using capstone. now i want to also create and show the call-graph of this binary in a dot format, I ...
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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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idapython - Determine if item is code or data

I need to determine whether an IDA's item is code or data. Sometimes, data resides in an executable's code section (virtual functions tables, switch tables and stuff). So in IDA, you can sometimes see ...
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How do you reverse engineer an EXE “compiled” with PyInstaller

Having recently watched/read a presentation given by Dave Kennedy at DEF CON 20 [PDF], I'd like to know how to decompile a Python script compiled with PyInstaller. In his presentation, he is creating ...
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capturing the sub processes's PID of a process

When a program is executed, some processes may be created by the parent process. Especially, if a program is malware, created (or forked or even injected) sub-processes will be named as a systemic ...
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IDA Python get struct type with dependencies

Over the IDA Gui it is possible to export a local type with dependencies to a header file. For example if i export a struct that has one member from type DWORD than the header file also contains "...
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Run a python command with “run” on GDB

Hi I'd like to run a python command python -c 'print "\x90"*52' when the program start in GDB, as I would do when I execute : python -c 'print "\x90"*52' | ./myProg . Does anyone knows any way to ...
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ROP chain: Buffer Overflow Return Pointer

I am trying to get a ROP exploit to work on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit. I have a 64 bit binary (Nx enabled, ASLR disabled) with vuln function as follows: public vuln vuln proc near var_100= byte ptr -...
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IDA scripting - get local variable by its name

During the debugging I can see all the function's local variables in tab Locals (Debugger -> Debugger Windows -> Locals(HEXRAYS)). For example I have a struct variable a1 0x891E1160:{pBuf=...
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IDA Dump Memory

I am learning how to use IDC Scripting,or IDAPython in IDA for Reversing binary.One day i face this problem: You are given an array of random integer(4-byte integer) lies within the memory .The ...
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Reverse engineering USB peripheral driver

I'm looking to reverse engineer a Windows driver for a printer I have here. I found out a bit about USB sniffing but I don't think Snoopy runs on Windows 7. I know the driver is on my computer ...
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Decompile Python for ELF Binaries

There are several solutions available to extract Pyc files from Windows binaries and then decompile them using uncompyle2 or uncompyle6. However, I have a Linux ELF 64-bit binary which was compiled ...
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Decompiling .pyc files

Does anybody have a suggestion for (non commercial) software to decompile "byte-code" Python (.pyc) files? Everything I've found seems to break...
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What are the tools to analyze Python (obfuscated) bytecode?

Recently on Reddit ReverseEngineering I stumbled on a self-modifying code in Python. Looking at the Github repository was quite instructive and I found picture of the Python bytecode program exposed ...
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What is the right way to pack a payload with Python3's pwntools

On the tutorial by Megabeets, "A journey into Radare 2 – Part 2: Exploitation", he shows an example of how to create a payload with Python2 # Initial payload payload = "A"*140 # padding ropchain = ...
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generating byte file with IDA batch command

how to use the command line to generate the byte file using IDA? I know how to get the .asm but not the byte file
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Resolving DLL function names using ordinals

I am trying to figure out how to get the imports of a PE using the PEfile python project (https://github.com/erocarrera/pefile) One thing special about that library is the ordlookup folder. It looks ...
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How do I perform concolic execution with Angr and collect constraints on input?

I have a program that takes a string (with some structure) as input. My aim is to collect information on what values each character in input is compared to as it gets parsed using concolic execution. ...
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How can I reverse this recursive function?

This is the python code I wrote of a simple crackme that I have reversed but I am not able to understand what the recursive function here does. def the_process(stored, inp, size): idx = 0 ...
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How to use Python while debugging in IDA

I'm debugging an .exe file in IDA. At a specific point during debugging, I want the Python code to automatically take the data in *(eax+8) and encrypt it with that module and print the result to file ...
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Pyemu - cannot use PEPyEmu() module, Python

I want to run code from Gray Hat Python book for upx_unpacker. I have downloaded PyEmu, but when I run script I got this error: AttributeError: PEPyEmu instance has no attribute 'load' My script use ...
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How to monitor/reverse engineer RS485-connected display device traffic?

Can anyone point me in the right direction for tutorials etc on reverse engineering RS484 connected battery management system? I have a large 12V lithium battery module which has an internal BMS and ...
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Is there a way to explicitly connect r2pipe to an existing radare2 session that I have open?

I understand that I can execute my script within a session using [0x401000]> . server.py and the pipe will be connected to it when I call r2pipe.open() with no arguments. Ideally I would like to ...
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IDA: call a function with different arguments

I'm reversing some software and found the function which decrypts some stuff: As you can see it has the password parameter for it which gets decrypted in this function. Function disassembly: ...
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What is a more efficient way to locate disasm patterns in IDAPython?

This is my first "serious" IDAPython script. As I sorta suspected, it's performing waaaayyyyy too slow so I wanted to ask for some pointers on this: fp = MinEA() end = MaxEA() while fp < end: ...
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Modifying PPID to avoid anti-debugging measure

I'm trying to debug an application that reads the Parent Process Id(PPID), to check if the application is being debugged. It expects the PPID to be the PID of explorer.exe, if it isn't, it quits. To ...
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How to hook Windows syscall ntcreatefile an get path to saved file from notepad? Python 3 [closed]

I need to automate some text editing and encryption. I've been doing some research and it seems uhooker can detect when a file is saved or when a program is closed, but I didn't see any examples to ...
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Processor Type in IDA Python

While using IDA Python and related code of idaapi, the processor type is not returned correctly. Specially we will have MetaPC instead of the exact processor type. This is my code that I used it: ...
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Extract conditional instructions using IDA python in ARM binaries

While using IDA Python for extract ARM instructions, I noticed that some instructions are not extracted completely. For example, conditional instructions such as BCS or BCC are printed as B. For ...
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Is it possible to get a list of user-defined names in IDA?

IDA allows one to rename a program entity (e.g. register, variable, function) using N shortcut. Is it possible to get a list of such user-defined names in IDA?
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Volatility - manually inspect heap of a process

According to the book The Art of Memory Forensics[1], there is a heaps plugin that can extract out information from the heap memory of a process. I'm using latest version of volatility - 2.6 , but the ...
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How can I get the shared libraries' function calls using angr

I am trying to get all the library function calls that a binary performs in a preorder-DFT traversal of the CFG. I'm able to get the CFG like: import sys, angr import networkx as nx proj = angr....