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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

Reverse Engineering

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
MIE-REV.16 Z,ZK 5 1+2
Lecturer:
Josef Kokeš
Tutor:
Josef Kokeš
Supervisor:
Department of Information Security
Synopsis:

Students get acquainted with essentials of reverse engineering of computer software. They will learn how processes start and what happens before and after the main function is called. Students will understand how executable files are organized and how they interact with 3rd party libraries. Another part of the course is dedicated to reverse engineering of C++. Students will also understand principles of disassemblers and obfuscation techniques. A part of the course will also be dedicated to debuggers ? how debuggers and debugging work and which methods can be used to detect it. At the end of the course compression and decompression and reconstruction of compressed code will be discussed. One of the lectures will be dedicated to the latest trends on the computer malware scene. The focus of the course is on the seminars, where students will solve practically oriented tasks from the real world.

Requirements:

Knowledge of C, C++. Basic knowledge of programming in assembler/machine code.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to reverse engineering

2. Analysis of a program's flow

3. Analysis of C++ classes

4. Disassembling and obfuscation

5. Compiler recognition

6. Debugging and anti-debugging

7. Malware

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction to reverse engineering

2. Introduction to Intel assembler

3. Debugging, basic function analysis, stack frame

4. PE file structure, Import Address Table

5. Program analysis, available tools

6. Analysis of obfuscated programs

7. Consultation

8. Type information analysis

9. Obfuscation techniques

10. Reconstruction of packed files

11. Advanced code protection

12. Code injection

13. Reverse analysis of high level languages

Study Objective:

Students get acquainted with essentials of reverse engineering of computer software. They will learn how processes start and what happens before and after the main function is called. Students will understand how executable files are organized and how they interact with 3rd party libraries. Another part of the course is dedicated to reverse engineering of C++. Students will also understand principles of disassemblers and obfuscation techniques. A part of the course will also be dedicated to debuggers ? how debuggers and debugging work and which methods can be used to detect it. At the end of the course compression and decompression and reconstruction of compressed code will be discussed. One of the lectures will be dedicated to the latest trends on the computer malware scene. The focus of the course is on the seminars, where students will solve practically oriented tasks from the real world.

Study materials:

1. Eilam, E.: Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering. Wiley. 2005. 987-0-7645-7481-8.

2. Eagle, C.: The IDA Pro Book: The unofficial Guide to the World's Most Popular Disassembler. No Starch Press. 2011. 987-1-59327-289-0.

3. Seacord, R. C.: Secure Coding in C and C++. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2013. 987-0-321-82213-0.

4. Russinovich M. - Solomon D. A. - Ionescu A.: Windows Internals Part 1. Microsoft Press. 2012. 987-0-7356-4873-9.

5. Russinovich M. - Solomon D. A. - Ionescu A.: Windows Internals Part 2. Microsoft Press. 2012. 987-0-7356-6587-3.

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle.fit.cvut.cz/courses/MIE-REV.16/
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Fri
Thu
roomT9:351
Kokeš J.
11:00–12:30
EVEN WEEK

(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice
NBFIT PC ucebna
Fri
roomT9:345
Kokeš J.
18:00–19:30
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Dejvice
NBFIT BOU ucebna
Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-03-22
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4703606.html