Practical Foundations of Windows Debugging, Disassembling, Reversing
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Completed on 2020-01-07
About the Book
This training course is a combined and reformatted version of the two previous books Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations and x64 Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations. The new format makes it easy to switch between and compare x86 and x64 versions. The book also has a larger format similar to other training courses from Software Diagnostics Services, punctuation and code highlighting improvements, the output and screenshots from the latest WinDbg 10, and consistently uses WinDbg (X86) for 32-bit examples and WinDbg (X64) for 64-bit examples.
The book contains two separate sets of chapters and corresponding illustrations. They are named Chapter x86.NN and Chapter x64.NN respectively. There is some repetition of content due to the shared nature of x64 and x86 platforms. Both sets of chapters can be read independently. We included x86 chapters because many Windows applications are still 32-bit and executed in 32-bit compatibility mode on x64 Windows systems. This introductory training course can complement the more advanced course Accelerated Disassembly, Reconstruction and Reversing.
Preface to the New Edition 15
Combined Preface from Previous Editions 17
About the Author 19
Chapter x86.1: Memory, Registers, and Simple Arithmetic 21
Chapter x86.2: Debug and Release Binaries 35
Chapter x86.3: Number Representations 50
Chapter x86.4: Pointers 57
Chapter x86.5: Bytes, Words, and Double Words 73
Chapter x86.6: Pointers to Memory 78
Chapter x86.7: Logical Instructions and EIP 100
Chapter x86.8: Reconstructing a Program with Pointers 108
Chapter x86.9: Memory and Stacks 116
Chapter x86.10: Frame Pointer and Local Variables 136
Chapter x86.11: Function Parameters 151
Chapter x86.12: More Instructions 165
Chapter x86.13: Function Pointer Parameters 176
Chapter x86.14: Summary of Code Disassembly Patterns 182
Chapter x64.1: Memory, Registers, and Simple Arithmetic 187
Chapter x64.2: Debug and Release Binaries 202
Chapter x64.3: Number Representations 217
Chapter x64.4: Pointers 224
Chapter x64.5: Bytes, Words, and Double Words 242
Chapter x64.6: Pointers to Memory 248
Chapter x64.7: Logical Instructions and EIP 271
Chapter x64.8: Reconstructing a Program with Pointers 279
Chapter x64.9: Memory and Stacks 288
Chapter x64.10: Local Variables 308
Chapter x64.11: Function Parameters 320
Chapter x64.12: More Instructions 330
Chapter x64.13: Function Pointer Parameters 341
Chapter x64.14: Summary of Code Disassembly Patterns 345
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