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A Code Pirate's Cutlass: Recovering Software Architecture from Embedded Binaries - evm (BSidesCharm 2019) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

A Code Pirate's Cutlass: Recovering Software Architecture from Embedded Binaries

evm

BSidesCharm 2019
http://www.bsidescharm.com

Reversing large binaries is hard - but what if we could automatically recover the software architecture before we got started? This talk discusses two algorithms to recover object file boundaries from a linked binary. It shows some useful applications, including automated module-to-module call graphs (extracting software architecture), and automated section naming based on common strings.

evm has been staring at code for over a decade. A recovering Windows internals guy, he now spends most of his time with embedded systems. At APL he helped start an RE working group, and a hacker magazine. He enjoys teaching the young'uns how to snatch the error code from the trap frame.

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