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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2012)
Kingston, ON, Canada Canada
Oct. 15, 2012 to Oct. 18, 2012
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 978-1-4673-4536-1
pp: 51-60
ABSTRACT
Detection and recovery of high-level control structures, such as functions and their arguments, plays an important role in decompilation. It has a direct impact on the quality of the generated code because it is needed for generating functionally equivalent and highly readable code. In this paper, we present an innovative, platform-independent method of detection and recovery of functions and their arguments. This method is based on static code interpretation and iterative bidirectional search over reconstructed basic blocks. This approach has been adopted and tested in an existing retarget able decompiler. According to our experimental results, the proposed retarget able solution is fully competitive with existing hand-coded decompilers.
INDEX TERMS
Semantics, Detectors, Registers, Abstracts, Encoding, Debugging, Reverse engineering, Lissom, decompilation, reverse engineering, control-flow analysis, function detection
CITATION
Luká Durfina, Jakub Kroustek, Petr Zemek, Bretislav Kabele, "Detection and Recovery of Functions and their Arguments in a Retargetable Decompiler", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 51-60, 2012, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2012.15
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