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Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB

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PEDA - Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB

Version: 1.0

Release: special public release, Black Hat USA 2012

  1. Credits
    • Huy Phan (pdah) for reviewing code

1. Introduction PEDA is a Python GDB script with many handy commands to help speed up exploit development process on Linux/Unix. It is also a framework for writing custom interactive Python GDB commands.

  1. Requirements
    • PEDA 1.0 is only support Linux
    • GDB 7.x
    • Python 2.6+
    • Utilities: nasm, readelf, objdump
  2. Installation
    • Download
      $ wget http://ropshell.com/peda/peda.tar.gz
    • Unpack to HOME directory
      $ tar zxvf peda.tar.gz
    • Append a line to ~/.gdbinit to load PEDA when GDB starts
      $ echo “source ~/peda/peda.py” >> ~/.gdbinit
  3. Usage
    • List of available commands:
      gdb-peda$ peda help
    • Search for some commands:
      gdb-peda$ apropos <keyword> gdb-peda$ help <keyword>
    • Get usage manual of specific command:
      gdb-peda$ phelp <command> gdb-peda$ help <command>
    • Get/set config option:
      gdb-peda$ pshow option gdb-peda$ pset option <name> <value>

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