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1.5.0

Features

  • #887 Llvm 7.0 compatibility
  • #872 Constant tracking analysis
  • #871 Information sensitivity analysis
  • #868 IDA Pro brancher.
  • #866 Bap-elf compilation for ocaml >= 4.04.1
  • #857 Optimization pass
  • #855 Better reconstructor, symtab, and brancher performance
  • #840 Traps for memory and division operations in Primus
  • #833 Support for x86 CDQ, CDQE, CQO, CWD, CWDE, CBW opcodes
  • #830 BIL passes
  • #821 Interface for binable interval trees
  • #815 Recipes enhancements
  • #813 Mangling of duplicated subroutines
  • #799 Macho loader enhancements
  • #798 Primus Lisp enhancements
  • #795 Llvm 6.0 compatibility

Bug fixes

  • #863 Fixes calls search in reconstructor
  • #856 Fixes the bug that was producing unreachable blocks
  • #853 Cleans /tmp/ida every time ida is called
  • #847 Fixes type inference
  • #841 Several Primus fixes
  • #836 Fixes packed x86 instructions
  • #832 Fixes function names in docstrings
  • #827 Fixes compilations issue on 32 bit machine
  • #817 Hardens IDA plugin
  • #804 Removes duplicated sections in disassemble output
  • #796 Fixes paths comprehension in api plugin
  • #792 Restores the section view
  • #791 Produces correct callgraphs if there are no calls in a program
  • #789 Fixes BIL normalization procedure
  • #733 Fixed bugs in x86 shift instructions

1.4.0

Features

  • PR#762 MIPS and MIPS64 lifters
  • PR#739 PowerPC and PowerPC64 lifters
  • PR#744 LLVM 5.0 compatibility
  • PR#734 BARE Binary Analysis Rule Engine
  • PR#734 New Taint Analysis Framework
  • PR#734 Primus Lisp 2.0 with symbols and methods
  • PR#734 Recipes
  • PR#734 Primus Test Framework
  • PR#734 Dataflow and Abstract Interpretation Framework
  • PR#734 Progress Reports and Profilers
  • PR#773 New primitives for BML

Bug fixes

  • PR#782 Incorrect error handling in x86 lifter
  • PR#734 Failure to decode ICC binaries
  • PR#772 Fixes equiv type in Graphlib
  • PR#771 Unhardcodes llvm backed in the linear sweep disassembler
  • PR#770 Fixes the memory printer
  • PR#761 Fixes handling relocations in reconstructor
  • PR#759 Fixes race condition in the source merge procedure
  • PR#758 Restores the source-type command line option
  • PR#755 Proper handling of tail calls in IR lifter
  • PR#754 Fixes segment registers in mov instruction
  • PR#746 Fixes xor in the BIL simplfication procedure
  • PR#728 Fixes flag calculation in the x86 sub instruction
  • PR#727 Fixes numerous missed sign extensions in x86 lifter
  • PR#725 Adds modulo operation to x86 rot/rol instructions
  • PR#724 Fixes operands order in the x86 xadd instruction
  • PR#723 Fixes segment duplication

1.3.0

Features

  • PR#700 LLVM-4.0 is now supported
  • PR#688 Primus - the microexecution framework
  • PR#688 BIL type checker and normalizer
  • PR#688 New constant folding with effect analysis
  • PR#688 SSA transformation plugin
  • PR#688 Dead code elimination plugin
  • PR#688 New pretty-printer for BIL and bitvectors
  • PR#684 Support for cmdliner 1.0
  • PR#682 Severely reduces memory consumption
  • PR#680 New thin bitvector representation
  • PR#663 Adds topic tags to bundle
  • PR#654 New OGRE based loader that supports:
    • Linux Kernel Modules
    • MachO Kernel Bundles (LLVM 3.8+ only)
    • Plain object files
    • Shared libraries
  • PR#630 Enhancments in IDA plugin

Bug fixes

  • PR#688 Type errors in the x86 lifter
  • PR#688 Type errors in the ARM lifter
  • PR#688 Fixes constant folding
  • PR#672 Fixes demangler plugin
  • PR#665 Fixes symbol cases in objdump
  • PR#644 Robustness fixes in x86 lifter

1.2.0

Features

  • PR#609 compilation with ocaml 4.04.0
  • PR#621 don't store api files in api plugin
  • PR#627 beagle - obfuscated string solver
  • binary release (deb, rpm, tgs)
  • c-bindings

1.1.0

Bug fixes

  • PR#586 segfault with short or damaged files fed to bap.
  • PR#590 llvm 3.8 specific issues
  • PR#592 a bug in lifting x86 PSHUFD/PSHUFB instructions
  • PR#595 bap exit status
  • PR#596 most of the compilation warnings

Features

  • PR#593 bapbundle: it is no longer needed to specify the .plugin extension
  • PR#597 API pass will stop processing in case of the error
  • PR#599 print backtraces from passes
  • PR#600 documented memory interface

1.0.0

  • A powerful plugin system
  • Split Bap.Std into several libraries.
  • The disassembler layer is severly rewritten
  • Made project storable and loadable
  • Added new injection points
  • Added BIL interpreters
  • Removed bap-server
  • New python interface (see https://BinaryAnalysisPlatform/bap-python)
  • New ida integration, that works in both directions
  • Multipass disassembling
  • llvm-3.8 support (#546)
  • new x86 lifter (#549)
  • new testsuite with functional tests (#520)
  • extensible API/ABI (#448)

0.9.9

  1. Graphlib library

    Graphlib is a generic library that extends a well known OCamlGraph library. Graphlib uses its own, more reach and modern, Graph interface that is isomorphic to OCamlGraph's Sigs.P signature for persistant graphs. This interface is developed according to the Janestreet's style guidlines and depends on Core_kernel library. Other than the new interface, Graphlib provides several graph implementations, and generic algorithms. To make our algorithms polymorphic over chosen graph representation we use first-class modules, instead of functors, that makes library syntactically more light weight.

  2. Refined IR.

    phi and arg terms were refined. a phi term now is a discriminated set of expressions, and arguments are made more like a defintions.

  3. SSA form

    A transformation to a semipruned SSA form was added to a library

  4. Changed Var interface.

    Variables can now be versioned, that plays well with SSA form. A version is used to represent the same variable but at different point of time.

  5. Extended and fixed Trie data structure

    Several bug-fixes to a Trie data structure were made. Added walk function, that allows to perform generic queries over a trie. Also added prefix and suffix variants of String tries, as well as provided a functor to create tries with an array keys.

  6. Redesigned abi interface.

    Now abi works on an IR level.

  7. Added argument reconstruction algorithms.

    Two argument reconstructions algorithm, based on a new abi interface, were added - for ARM gnueabi ABI and System V amd64 ABI. Currently only parameters passed via registers are reconstructed.

  8. Added free_vars algorithm to BIL and BIR terms.

0.9.8

  1. BAP IR is introduced

    BAP Intermediate Representation is based on BAP Instruction Language and is a semigraphical representation of a program.

    See documentation and following PR's for more information. a2a4621df7c5b25d85c04665732423992e8def98 74cdee48818225e8b43d39803c97471903ef6d1f

  2. Refactored structure of the Project Module Project now a proper entry point to the library. Many stuff from bap utility moved there. See 96bd334a0d8af17a6dfd21eff9ec710d448f13e8 for more details.

    This is a breaking change. It hides project record and removes access to some information, that was previously marked as deprecated:

    • symbols as a mapping from memory to string
    • base as a memory.

    Instead of old symbols table we now have a better interface, see below. Instead of base, we now represent all memory as an interval map (Memmap).

  3. New model for symbols

    Previosly symbols were modeled as contiguous chunk of memory, marked with name. Moreover, data sharing between different symbols weren't allowed. Since this release, symbols can be a noncontiguous, and share data. A new interface is implemented in Symtab module.

  4. Plugins dependency and autoloading

    Plugins now can now specify dependencies to other plugins, that may be auto-loaded by the library. See db2a175ba8e6708753a06a2428940c857a1910ec

  5. Extended BIL helpers See 65f472c08d27020a6570b7992b93397346251d1e

  6. Exposed ELF library

  7. Fixed segment/section/region name hell See 9a574498392c6a13606c9d202037daf137bb780c

  8. New universal values library

    The library is based on Core_kernel's Univ, but with addition of serialization, comparison and pretty-printing. See 383003d60baa3434dd4cd8c894e1d8c2e889b4a2

  9. Added bap-fsi-benchmark utility

    80382114f395bcf45925ae2e4bc5b9aac5bba4e7

  10. Fixed BIL piqi serialization

2a5c4671468c5a2699b6007a8af3fda8867e8eb8

  1. Fixed installation on more recent ubuntu

By defaulting LLVM version to 3.4 (and more clever searching procedure)

  1. Lot's of bugfixes and small extensions

0.9.7

  1. BAP structure is refactored

    Complex hierarchy is now hidden under one umbrella bap.mli. Bap_* modules are marked as internal and is no more installable and, thus, they do not polute the namespace. This will of course, break the code that used this internal modules. It is intended behavior.

  2. New documentation generator

    camlp4 messes with mli files, rendering autogenerated API unreadable. To mitigate this, a small bapdoc tool was written that preprocess file and removes all syntax extensions, and then run ocamldoc on a preprocessed file. The tool was integrated with build system.

  3. Disabled peer checking when downloading signatures

  4. Fixed assembly pretty-printing

  5. Fixed reading PE-64

  6. Fixed Block.dfs exhaustiveness issue. Also Block.dfs now has an order parameter, allowing to choose between post-order and pre-order traversal.

  7. Fixed to_graph issue, i.e., #181

  8. Fixed bapbuild double linking, see #193

  9. Ordered block destinations, see #191

  10. Fixed an issue in x86 lifter, see #198

  11. Fixed interaction with IDA, see #189

0.9.6

  1. New loader backed with LLVM BAP now have another loader (image reader), that supports MACH-O, ELF, COFF, PE. This loader is backed with LLVM library.

  2. Online plugin system

    New extension point is added - "bap.project". Plugins marked with this plugin system will not be loaded automatically when Plugins.load is called, instead, they can be loaded dynamically (or online, hence the title), by using -l option to the bap utility. After being loaded the plugin is applied to a project data structure that contains all information about disassembled binary. Plugin can functionally update this data structure, to push information to other plugins or back to the bap utility.

    In addition to a common way of creating plugins with oasis, we extended bapbuild utility with a new rule the will product a plugin file. This is just a shared library underneath the hood, and you can load a plugin, created with this method directly, without installing it anywhere. bap utility will try to find the plugin, specified with -l option in a current folder, then in all folders specified in BAP_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable, and, finally in the system, using ocamlfind.

    In order to provide a typesafe way of interacting between plugins, we added extensible variants to BAP. But instead of using one from the 4.02, we're using universal types, based on that one, that Core library provides. First of all this is more portable, second it is more explicit and a little bit more safe.

  3. New ABI and CPU interfaces

    Modules that implements CPU interface are used to describe particular CPU in BIL terminology, e.g., it tells which variable corresponds to which register, flag, etc. To obtain such module, one should use target_of_cpu function.

    ABI is used to capture the procedure abstraction, starting from calling convetions and stack frame structure and ending with special function handling and support for different data-types.

    See d5cab1a5e122719b4a3b1ece2b1bc44f3f93095a for more information and examples.

  4. Bap-objdump renamed to bap

    bap-objdump has outgrown its name. Actually it was never really a bap-objdump at all. From now, it is just an entry point to the bap as platform. We will later unite bap with other utilities, to make them subcommands, e.g. bap byteweight.

  5. Cleanup of BIL modules

    Now there is a separation between BIL fur uns, and BIL fur OCaml. For writing BIL programs (as EDSL in OCaml) one should use Bil module, e.g. Bil.(x = y) will evaluate to a BIL expression. For using BIL entities as OCaml values, one should use corresponding module, e.g. Exp.(x = y) will compare to expressions and evaluate to a value of type bool.

  6. Enhanced IDA integration

    IDA intergation is now more robust. We switched to IDA-32 by default, since 64-bit version doesn't support decompiler. Also bap utility can now output IDA python scripts. And bap plugins can annotate project with python commands, that later will be dumped into the script.

  7. In ARM switched to ARMv7 by default

  8. Introduce LNF algorithm and Sema library

    A new layer of BAP is started in this release. This would be a third pass of decompilation, where the semantic model of program will be built. Currently, there is nothing really interesting here, e.g., an implementation of the Loop nesting forest, that is not very usable right now. But the next release, will be dedicated to this layer. So, stay tuned.

  9. Add support for OCamlGraph

    Now we provide a helper utilities for those who would like to use ocamlgraph library for analysis.

  10. Extended bap-mc utility

bap-mc utility now prints results in plethora of formats, including protocol buffers, from the piqi library, that was revived by Kenneth Miller.

  1. Interval trees, aka memory maps

For working with arbitrary overlapping memory regions we now have a memory map data structure, aka interval trees, segment trees, etc. It is based on AVL trees, and performs logarithmic searches.

  1. Simplified CI

We put Travis on a diet. Now only 4 machines with 20 ETA for all test suites to pass. (Instead of 8 * 40).

0.9.5

  1. removed tag warnings from the ocamlbuild
  2. fixed #114
  3. moved Bap_plugins out of Bap library
  4. plugin library can now load arbitrary files
  5. bap-objdump is now pluggable
  6. added new extension point in the plugin system
  7. updated BAP LICENSE, baptop is now QPLed
  8. IDA can now work in a headless mode
  9. enhanced symbol resolution algorithm
  10. cleaned up image backend interface
  11. constraint OPAM file

0.9.4

  1. x86 and x86_64 lifter #106
  2. New byteweight implementation #99
  3. Intra-procedure CFG reconstruction #102
  4. IDA integration #103
  5. Binary release #108
  6. Man pages and documentation #107
  7. Unconstraint opam file and extended it with system dependents #109

0.9.3

  1. Bitvector (aka Word, aka Addr) now provides all Integer interface without any monads right at the toplevel of the module. In other words, now you can write: Word.(x + y).

  2. Bitvector.Int is renamed to Bitvector.Int_exn so that it don't clobber the real Int module

  3. All BIL is now consolidated in one module named Bil. This module contains everything, including constructors for statements, expressions casts, binary and unary operations. It also includes functional constructors, that are now written by hand and, thus, don't suffer from syntactic clashes with keywords. There're also a plenty of other functions and new operators, available from the new Bap_helpers module, see later. Old modules, like Expr, Stmt, etc are still available, they implement Regular interface for corresponding types.

  4. New feature: visitor classes to traverse and transform the AST. Writing a pattern matching code every time you need to traverse or map the BIL AST is error prone and time-consuming. This visitors, do all the traversing for you, allowing you to override default behavior. Some handy algorithms, that use visitors are provided in an internal Bap_helpers module, that is included into resulting Bil module. Several optimizations were added to bap-objdump utility, like constant propogation, inlining, pruning unused variables and resolving addresses to symbols.

  5. Insn interface now provides predicates to query insn classes, this predicates use BIL if available.

  6. Disam interface now provides linear_sweep function.

0.9.2

  1. Recursive descent disassembler
  2. High-level simple to use interface to BAP
  3. New utility bap-objdump
  4. Enhanced pretty-printing
  5. Lots of small fixes and new handy functions
  6. Automatically generated documentation.

0.9.1

First release of a new BAP.