The Beginner's Guide to IDAPython
Last updated on 2020-06-15
About the Book
This is a book about IDAPython.
I originally wrote it as a reference for myself - I wanted a place to go to where I could find examples of functions that I commonly use (and forget) in IDAPython. Since I started this bookI have used it many times as a quick reference to understand syntax or see an example of some code - if you follow my blog you may notice a few familiar faces – lots of scripts that I cover here are result of sophomoric experiments that I documented online.
Over the years I have received numerous emails asking what is the best guide for learning IDAPython. Usually I will point them to to Ero Carrera's Introduction to IDAPython or the example scripts in the IDAPython's public repo. They are excellent sources for learning but they don't cover some common issues that I have come across. I wanted to create a book that covers these issues.I feel this book will be of value for anyone learning IDAPython or wanting a quick reference for examples and snippets. Being an e-book it will not be a static document and I plan on updating it in the future on regular basis.
The above snippet is from the Introduction of the The Beginner's Guide to IDAPython. I wrote this book in my spare time. It has been rewritten to cover changes made with the release of IDA 7. The price of the ebook is free (move the slider to left) but has a suggested price of $24.99.
- Table of Contents and closing added
- Grammar fixes provided by Russell V. and added an example of renaming operands.
- Support for IDAPython 7.0
- Bug fixes provided by Minh-Triet Pham Tran @MinhTrietPT
- Converted format from Markdown to Microsoft Word.
- Yara chapter added
- Coloring chapter added
- Structure chapter added
- Enumerated Types chapter added
- What’s next chapter added
- Fixed bug found by @qmemcpy
- Added MakeFunction as requested by Minh-Triet Pham Tran
- Support for IDAPython 7.4 and Python 3.
- Extracting Function Arguments chapter added
- Basic Blocks chapter added
- PyQt chapter added
- Unicorn Engine chapter added
Table of Contents
Intended Audience & Disclaimer 3
IDAPython Background 4
Old vs New 4
Python-x86_64 Issues 5
The Basics 6
Extracting Function Arguments 14
Basic Blocks 21
Enumerated Types 28
Selecting Data 41
Comments & Renaming 42
Accessing Raw Data 50
Input and Output 53
Batch File Generation` 58
Executing Scripts 60
Unicorn Engine 66
What’s Next? 77
Unchanged IDC API Names 78
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