BinDiff is a comparison tool for binary files that helps to quickly find differences and similarities in disassembled code. It is used by security researchers and engineers across the globe to identify and isolate fixes for vulnerabilities in vendor-supplied patches and to analyze multiple versions of the same binary. Another common use case is to transfer analysis results from one binary to another, helping to prevent duplicate analyses of, for example, malware binaries. This also helps to retain knowledge across teams of binary analysts where the individual workflows might vary from analyst to analyst.
More specifically, BinDiff can be used to:
IDA Patcher is a plugin for Hex-Ray’s IDA Pro disassembler designed to enhance IDA’s ability to patch binary files and memory. The plugin is useful for tasks related to malware analysis, exploit development as well as bug patching. IDA Patcher blends into the standard IDA user interface through the addition of a subview and several menu items
Simply copy idapatcher.py into IDA’s plugins folder. The plugin will be automatically loaded the next time you start IDA Pro.
The plugin uses pure IDA Python API, so it should be compatible with all versions of IDA on different platforms. However, it was only extensively tested on IDA Pro 6.5 for Windows with x86, x86-64 and ARM binaries.
Enjoys all executable file formats supported by the disassembler.
Benefits from IDA’s signature search, parsers of debug information, and demanglers.
Decompiles a chosen function or the whole program by push of a button.
Allows easy jumping between the disassembler and the decompiled code.
Fully integrated into IDA’s GUI.