g4re: Harnessing GCC to Reverse Engineer C++ Applications

  title={g4re: Harnessing GCC to Reverse Engineer C++ Applications},
  author={Nicholas A. Kraft and Brian A. Malloy and James F. Power},
  booktitle={Transformation Techniques in Software Engineering},
In this paper, we describe gre, our tool chain that exploits GENERIC, an intermediate format incorporated into the gcc C++ compiler, to facilitate analysis of real C++ applications. The gcc GENERIC representation is available through a file generated for each translation unit (tu), and gre reads each tu file and constructs a corresponding Abstract Semantic Graph (ASG). Since tu files can be prohibitively large, ranging from 10 megabytes for a “hello world” program, to 18 gigabytes for a version… CONTINUE READING

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