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Ghidraaas - Ghidra as a Service

Ghidraaas is a simple web server that exposes Ghidra analysis through REST APIs. The project includes three Ghidra plugins to analyze a sample, get the list of functions and to decompile a function.

Ghidraaas is also the backend of GhIDA, the IDA plugin that integrates the Ghidra decompiler in IDA Pro.

How does it work?

Ghidraaas uses Ghidra Headless Analyzer to analyze the submitted sample. Then, the Ghidra project (the *.gpr file and the *.rep folder) is kept on the server until the analysis_terminated API is called. Three Ghidra Python plugins are called by the Headless Analyzer on the sample's project to extract the list of functions and to decompile the requested function.


Ghidraaas implements generic APIs to analyze a sample, get the list of functions and the decompiled code of a function, but it also includes some specific APIs to interact with the GhIDA plugin.

Ghidraaas generic APIs:

  • api/analyze_sample/ Submit a sample for the analysis

  • api/get_functions_list/<sha256> Request the list of functions

  • api/get_functions_list_detailed/<sha256> Request the list of functions with additional details

  • api/get_decompiled_function/<sha256>/<offset> Request to decompile a function

  • api/analysis_terminated/<sha256> Remove the *.gpr file and *.rep project folder related to the sample.

GhIDA specific APIs:

  • api/ida_plugin_checkin/ Sample check-in

  • api/ida_plugin_get_decompiled_function/ Decompile function

  • api/ida_plugin_checkout/ Sample check-out.

An example on how to use the APIs can be found in


Lazy installation with Docker

docker_config.json contains the configuration file of Ghidraaas (no changes are needed).

  • Build ghidraaas
docker build -t ghidraaas .
  • Run ghidraaas docker
docker run -p 8080:8080 -v /home/user/ghidra_projects:/opt/ghidra_projects -t ghidraaas
  • Test the APIs
cd tests

Manual installation (no docker)

  • Create a Python3 virtual env
python3 -m virtualenv env
source env/bin/activate
  • Install the required packages
pip install -r requirements.txt
  • Download and unzip the latest Ghidra release
wget -O
  • Set the ghidra_9.x.x folder path in GHIDRA_PATH of config.json

  • Launch the server

gunicorn -w 2 -b flask_api:app
  • Test the APIs Open another terminal and type:
cd tests

Bugs and suggestion

If you discover a bug, or you have any improvements or suggestions, please open an issue.

Be sure to include as many details as possible in order to reproduce the bug.


Ghidraaas is licensed under the Apache License 2.0

The original Dockerfile and are from bskaggs/ghidra-docker.

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