The Ghidra Book: The Definitive Guide (Paperback)

The Ghidra Book: The Definitive Guide By Chris Eagle, Kara Nance Cover Image
$59.99

Description


A guide to using the Ghidra software reverse engineering tool suite.

The result of more than a decade of research and development within the NSA, the Ghidra platform was developed to address some of the agency's most challenging reverse-engineering problems. With the open-source release of this formerly restricted tool suite, one of the world's most capable disassemblers and intuitive decompilers is now in the hands of cybersecurity defenders everywhere -- and The Ghidra Book is the one and only guide you need to master it.

In addition to discussing RE techniques useful in analyzing software and malware of all kinds, the book thoroughly introduces Ghidra's components, features, and unique capacity for group collaboration. You'll learn how to:

  • Navigate a disassembly
  • Use Ghidra's built-in decompiler to expedite analysis
  • Analyze obfuscated binaries
  • Extend Ghidra to recognize new data types
  • Build new Ghidra analyzers and loaders
  • Add support for new processors and instruction sets
  • Script Ghidra tasks to automate workflows
  • Set up and use a collaborative reverse engineering environment

  • Designed for beginner and advanced users alike, The Ghidra Book will effectively prepare you to meet the needs and challenges of RE, so you can analyze files like a pro.

    About the Author


    Chris Eagle has been reverse engineering software for 40 years. He is the author of The IDA Pro Book (No Starch Press) and is a highly sought-after provider of reverse engineering training. He has published numerous reverse engineering tools and given numerous talks at conferences such as Blackhat, Defcon, and Shmoocon.

    Dr. Kara Nance is a private security consultant. She has been a professor of computer science for many years. She has served on the Honeynet Project Board of Directors and has given numerous talks at conferences around the world. She enjoys building Ghidra extensions and regularly provides Ghidra training

    Praise For…


    "The Ghidra Book provides a thorough introduction for new users, using clear examples with plenty of background information . . . a valuable addition to the skill set of a malware analyst."
    —Max Kersten

    "The book takes you from the beginning of your Ghidra journey to the end. From an introduction to disassembly and working with the basics of Ghidra to scripting in Ghidra to extend its capabilities, this book covers it all. . . . a perfect 5/5 for me."
    —Tyler Reguly, Tripwire Book Club

    "I would highly recommend this book. Rather than simply being a Ghidra user guide, the authors did an exceptional job of laying out many of the fundamental concepts involved in software reverse engineering."
    —Craig Young, Principal Security Researcher, Tripwire

    "I enjoyed The Ghidra Book, and it was a good starting point for me in entering the world of reverse engineering and the many different tools that are accessible due to being open-sourced. I encourage anyone that has an interest in reverse engineering or who just wants to investigate cool open-sourced tools to give The Ghidra Book a read."
    —Matthew Jerzewski, Security Researcher, Tripwire


    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781718501027
    ISBN-10: 1718501021
    Publisher: No Starch Press
    Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
    Pages: 608
    Language: English

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