RetDec: An Open-Source Machine-Code Decompiler

Botconf 2017
2023-04-27 | 12:10 – 13:00

Jakub Křoustek 🗣 | Peter Matula 🗣 | Petr Zemek

Machine-code decompilation transforms an executable file into a high-level language. It has found its applications mostly in the field of reverse engineering, where analysts use decompilers to inspect suspicious binaries.

This paper introduces RetDec, a recently open-sourced retargetable decompiler for platform-independent analysis of binary files. More specifically, we give an overview of the RetDec project’s history, its current state, comparison with other decompilers,
and an example of a successful application.

External link: Project website

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