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Object-File-Format Description Language and Its Usage in Retargetable Decompilation

KŘOUSTEK Jakub and KOLÁŘ Dušan. Object-File-Format Description Language and Its Usage in Retargetable Decompilation. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. Kos: American Institute of Physics, 2012, pp. 466-469. ISBN 978-0-7354-1091-6. ISSN 1551-7616. Available from: http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1479/1/466_1
Czech title
Návrh jazyka pro popis formátů objektových souborů a jeho využití při rekonfigurovatelném zpětném překladu
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
URL
Keywords
object file conversion, description language, object file formats, decompilation, Lissom, ELF, PE, COFF, parsing
Abstract
Parsing and processing of binary object files is a preliminary task of several tools, such as linkers, disassemblers, and debuggers. Retargetable tools, i.e. tools that are not limited to a particular platform, have to deal with handling of several object file formats. However, there is no generic system, which can be used for this task at the moment. In this paper, the formal language for the description of object file formats is proposed. This language is used in the existing retargetable decompiler developed within the Lissom project. In this project, the language is used for an object file parsing and its automatic conversion into the internal COFF-based file format. Furthermore, the language is general enough to be used in other retargetable tools. We illustrate the usage of this language on the ELF file format.

Published
2012
Pages
466-469
Journal
AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1479, no. 1, ISSN 1551-7616
Proceedings
AIP Conference Proceedings
Conference
Symposium on Computer Languages, Implementations and Tools 2012, Kos, GR
ISBN
978-0-7354-1091-6
Publisher
American Institute of Physics
Place
Kos, GR
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9950,
   author = "Jakub K\v{r}oustek and Du\v{s}an Kol\'{a}\v{r}",
   title = "Object-File-Format Description Language and Its Usage in Retargetable Decompilation",
   pages = "466--469",
   booktitle = "AIP Conference Proceedings",
   journal = "AIP Conference Proceedings",
   volume = 1479,
   number = 1,
   year = 2012,
   location = "Kos, GR",
   publisher = "American Institute of Physics",
   ISBN = "978-0-7354-1091-6",
   ISSN = "1551-7616",
   doi = "10.1063/1.4756167",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9950"
}
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