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Re: [suse-security] How to decrypt shell code of an exploit?
  • From: Gerhard Sittig <Gerhard.Sittig@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 21:11:05 +0100
  • Message-id: <20000322211105.M24822@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 14:02 +0100, Frank Derichsweiler wrote:
> unsigned char shellcode[] =
> with some rows of "\x ...\x" numbers. I assume that there is
> the coding of a shell command. Unfortunately I do not know how
> to "read" the command.

That's an array (read: data block) containing binary code (obj
code in hex notation). You wouldn't like to read this as text
just like the processor won't try to do :) Have a look at the
toolbox on your computer's disk -- it's plenty of aiding stuff.

rpm -ql binutils

nm(1) and (more likely) objdump(1) should be your friends. And
some literature on the processor's (i386?) internals. Read "man
1 objdump" and look out for the "disass" catch word. Maybe you
want to consult somebody with programming skills (C and

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