Pharos Binary Static Analysis: An Update
December 2017 • Podcast
Jeff Gennari discusses updates to the Pharos framework, which automates reverse engineering of malware analysis, including new tools, improvements, and bug fixes.
“We are all about program understanding. We want to make the job of the analysts a little bit easier. In the traditional, manual, reverse engineering, everything was done by hand…. We seek to have this all done in the automated way. Save as much time as possible and get as much up front information out of a piece of software to give to an analyst so they can go ahead and get higher-level insights.”
Software Engineering Institute
Pharos was created by the SEI CERT Division to automate the reverse engineering of binaries, with a focus on malicious code analysis. Pharos, which was recently released on Github, builds upon the ROSE compiler infrastructure developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for disassembly, control flow analysis, instruction semantics, and more. In this podcast, the SEI CERT Division’s Jeff Gennari discusses updates to the Pharos framework including new tools, improvements, and bug fixes.