Yesterday I created my first Symbian program 🙂 Sure enough, it was a “hello world” and to tell the truth I did not write it myself. But it still took me 3 (three) hours to get it running on Nokia E51. The good side is that I learned a lot about possible failures with Symbian […]
This has been online for a while now, I just had no time to announce it properly: a new thorough demo of the decompiler by ccso.com, our US distributor: This demo is not just a teaser like the previous one. It is much deeper and shows many decompiler aspects in detail: it starts […]
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!
Just a quick post to announce that we have published a small plugin to specify jump table information. When IDA misses them, the flow charts are virtually useless – they fall apart into several loosely connected components and the logic is completely hidden. This plugin is especially useful for rarely used processors with unusual switch […]
I’m happy to tell you that a new build of the decompiler is ready! It introduces new easily accessible commands to manipulate structure pointers. First, a variable can be converted into a structure pointer with one click. Also, new the structure types can be build on the fly by the decompiler. As usual, any type […]
I wanted to present you a new plugin today. It was about switch idioms (jump tables). I spent a few hours trying to find a problematic x86 sample file but could not locate anything impressive. All jump tables were nicely recognized. This certainly does not mean that IDA handles them perfectly, but rather that my […]
Just a small note about the debugger plugins and events. Many users who try to develop a plugin for the debugger notice that IDA behaves slightly differently in the notification callbacks than anywhere else. For example, IDA might claim that EIP points to an address without a segment, or none of exported names of a loaded DLL are available.
It is an endless story: regardless of how many different jump table types IDA supports, there will be a new unhandled twist. Be it the instruction scheduler, which rearranged the instructions in an unexpected manner, or the compiler, which learned a new optimization trick, it is the same for IDA: jump tables are missed and […]
The upcoming version of the decompiler SDK adds some nice features. First, we created a reference manual. It is in doxygen format: cross references make it really easy to browse. Second, the SDK is compatible with both IDA v5.1 and v5.2. Third, we added functions to retrieve and modify all user-defined attributes like variable names, […]