TL;DR If you were using import to import your own “currently-in-development” modules from your IDAPython scripts, you may want to use idaapi.require(), starting with IDA 6.5. Rationale When using IDAPython scripts, users were sometimes facing the following issue Specifically: User loads script Script imports user’s module mymodule Script ends User modifies code of mymodule (Note: the module is modified, not the script) User […]
IDAPython provides wrappers for a big chunk of IDA SDK. Still, there are some APIs that are not wrapped because of SWIG limitations or just because we didn’t get to them yet. Recently, I needed to test the get_loader_name() API which is not available in IDAPython but I didn’t want to write a full plugin […]
In a previous blog post we mentioned that it is possible to use IDA Pro with PySide (Python + Qt) after applying some minor code patches to PySide. For convenience purposes, we precompiled the PySide libraries that work with IDA Pro 6.0+ and Python 2.6/2.7. Below is a brief explanation on […]
In this blog post we are going to illustrate how to use the command line interpreter (CLI) interface from Python and how to write a basic command completion functionality for the Python CLI.
Custom viewers can be used to display arbitrary textual information and can be used in any IDA plugin.They are used in IDA-View, Hex-View, Enum and struct views and the Hex-Rays decompiler. In this blog entry we are going to write an ASM file viewer in order to demonstrate how to create a custom viewer and […]
A brilliant blog post by Ero Carrera: IDAPython in action: http://blog.dkbza.org/2008/03/digging-up-system-call-ordinals.html Just note how concise and powerful is the script!