Maintenance release, dexdec IR emulation API. Core: - gendec: more optimizers - gendec: improvements and fixes - dexdec: added IR emulator API (see IDState, sample code) - dexdec: improvements and fixes - core: tweaks and fixes related to external plugins management - some dependencies were upgraded for a better experience on Apple Silicon (aarch64) macOS - runtime: the current recommendation is to use a JDK 11+ (JEB remains functional with a JDK 8+) UI Client: - text fragments: added left-side vertical viewport bar, representing per-line unit metadata - native: item editor: support for dynamic branches - native: stackframe and type editors are modeless - code hierarchy: added collapse/expand-some/all commands - theme manager: tweaks for GTK
This release ships with RISC-V decompilers! (JEB Pro only) Core: - risc-v: decompiler for RV32I/RV64I binaries (initial release) - native code pipeline: interface additions (see API doc), performance improvements - elf: plugins service for custom section processors, symbol processors, relocation processors - arm: parser tweaks and fixes - dex: tweaks, bytecode parsing completion estimator - android: arsc parsers: tweaks to support more obfuscation schemes - dexdec: fixed corner-case problems in some IR optimizers - ethereum: evm: support for BASEFEE opcode - gendec: ir optimizers: some fixes - gendec: multiple updates re: composite parameter and return type handling - jdb2: validate records integrity (soft-fail/warning on failure) UI Client: - logger fragment: coloring and level selection - other improvements related to the pe/elf fragment, calling conv./register bank fragments, etc.
Maintenance release. Core: - dexdec: dexdec IR API: added resetDeobfuscatorCounters() (see sample IR plugin script update, DGReplaceApiCalls.py) - dex: preemptively build the callgraph - arm plugins: upgrades - gendec: fixes - persistence: optimization: use less memory when saving/loading UI Client: - Low memory indicator in status bar - Print out all JVM java.lang.Error - Open File: support loading files located on Windows shared drives (\\SERVER\PATH)
Maintenance release. - Tweaks and bug fixes in gendec, dexdec, dex, odex, arm modules - Floating controllers: protocol 1 (HTTPS) now use TLSv1.3 (reason: TLSv1 has been deprecated in recent JDKs); see the Manual for details
Core: - dexdec: support for external IR plugins/optimizers, written in Java or Python. See the coreplugins/ folder for details, blog for examples. - dexdec: decompiler Intermediate Representation (IR) API, in package com.pnfsoftware.jeb.core.units.code.android.ir. Refer to the API javadoc for details. - dex: context-information provider: fix UI Client: - Android Decompiler: dexdec plugins widget (see the Android menu, Decompiler Plugins handler) - Android Decompiler: possibility to decompile a single-method (see Action, Decompile with Options, untick "Decompile top level container class" to disable current address reinterpretation)
JEB version 4 has been in the making for over a year and half! The Beta has been available for all users for the past 5 months. Thank you for the feedback that many of you provided, it helped iron things out. The list below is a non-exhaustive changelog of additions since JEB 3.28.2. Finally, on a related note: JEB 4.2 is around the corner already, with significant API additions that allow more control over the dex decompilation pipeline, in particular support for dexdec IR (Intermediate Representation) plugins. They unlock the possibility to write IR optimizers to thwart complex obfuscations. Stay tuned! A list of 3.28->4.1 changes: => Core changes (high-level): - gendec: JEB's generic decompiler for all architectures but dex (i.e. x86, arm, mips, ethereum, wasm, etc.) received many important upgrades, and was one of the major focus for v4 - dexdec: JEB's dex/dalvik decompiler received important additions, most notably an emulator coupled with a custom sandbox that allows the generic auto-decryption and deobfuscation of data and code - native code analysis: upgrades, incl. performance, more analysis options, better switch recognition, tail-calls detection, etc. - debuggers: updates and support for dynamic addition of native code units - siglibs (library code recognition): updates for Android NDK, MSVC - 'codeless' siglibs: see our blog; added codeless signatures for OpenSSL and libcurl - typelibs (type libraries): updates - x86: added MSVC exception parsing - decompiler API: many additions for scripts/plugins to perform finer-grained decompilations - dex: context-information database to specify context-sensitivity and side-effects for methods, to allow better optimizations - dex: support for method and class moving (to classes/methods), for ex. allowing the creation of anonymous classes (previously, only class-to-package moving was supported) - dex: better obfuscated enum reconstruction - dex API: additions - comment manager: support inline, header (i.e. pre, above) and meta comments - JDB2 databases: upgraded the serialization process, now reliable on very large projects (previously could trigger OOM errors if -Xss had a low value) - Miscellaneous performance improvements, fixes and tweaks Specific to gendec: - x86/x64: decompiler plugin upgrades (incl. support for x87, mmx, sse, and supplementary ISAs) - arm/aarch64: decompiler plugin upgrades (incl. more opcodes and additional ISAs) - mips/mips64: decompiler plugin upgrades (incl. more opcodes and additional ISAs) - evm (ethereum): decompiler plugin upgrades (incl. newest opcodes, precompiled contracts 5-8, more routine hashes, etc.) - wasm: decompiler plugin upgrades (incl. floating-point instructions, br_table, conversion instructions, etc.) - added more IR optimizers - Pseudo-class recognition and reconstruction - API additions - IR pattern matching and replacing; IR compiler; IR emulator Specific to dexdec: - deobfuscator: virtualization deobfuscation (limited; see blog) - deobfuscator: added Control-Flow flattening deobfuscation (limited) => UI Client changes: - Omnibox for project-wide searches (F3) - Python script manager, script editor (F2) - Smart auto-completion, history-assisted text fields in most dialogs - Better Options/Configuration panels, for back-end and front-end properties - Support for Favorites/Bookmarks (F12) - Text line highlights (Ctrl/Command + M) - Code comments: support for inline comment, header comments, meta comments - Many more native code analysis widgets (see Native menu) - Android analysis: added easy dex merger widget; added customizable context-information database - Simpler Export facility (File, Export menu) - Explorer-like view for Folder units (with thumbnails) - Updated the Dark theme and Light theme - Progress indicator during save to/load from JDB2 - API additions, incl. the Graphing API (see GraphDemo?.py sample scripts) - Better code replacement option (Action, Replace) - Debugger: register live code unit addition, during a debugging session - Table/tree filter: reverse matching with TILDA-prefixed filter string - Tip of the day (Help menu) - Floating builds: allow different controllers (different licenses) to run on the same machine - Non-floating builds: improved the update process, allow different licenses to run on the same machine smoothly - Miscellaneous performance improvements, fixes and tweaks - The client can now run on arm64 platforms (macOS and Linux/GTK) - Java version: minimum Java 8; recommended Java 11+
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Maintenance release. - gui: faster filtering on tables - dexdec: emulator fix regarding method resolution for obfuscated corner cases - dex: more packages in default do-not-expand list - dex: support dex format version 40; SimpleName verification per latest specs - dex: package renaming validate names - installer update
Maintenance release. - dexdec: generic string decryption: improvements for inlined encryptions - dex/dexdec: constant rebasing: support for rendering as char - dex: added convenient 'Merge additional dex file' menu entry - python scripting: fix: added support for java >11 (i.e. the former JDK 8-11 recommendation is lifted) - ui library update - other minor fixes
Maintenance release. - auto-rename all: support for filters - dex: fix: item renaming check - gui: fix: always provide the last activated unit part
Maintenance release. - debugger helper, decompiler helper: improvements - android: adb helper: added to public api - ui library update/tweaks due to problems with gtk
Maintenance release. - android: bundling platform files api level 30 - dex: access flags rendering update - dex: add edgetFileIndex() to api - dalvik: parser fix: switch data boundary check - dexdec: disabled emulation for bridge methods - dexdec: more strings simplification optimizers - dexdec: emulation policy: support restrictions on fields - dexdec: annotations fix: render annotations on abstract types as well - strings view: tweaks - support for java 11 - update facility: updates - ui library update
Maintenance release. - dex: warn if field/method type info mismatch the containing classdata info - dex: fixes re:concurrent access - dexdex: try-block conversion: flexible conversion for messed-up boundaries - dexdec: tweaks/fixes - dexdec: unvirtualizer updates - jeb floating controllers: fix
Maintenance release. - dexdec: multiple upgrades to the unvirtualizer - other fixes and tweaks
- dexdec: "Un-Virtualizer" (ref: blog) - dexdec: emulation: upgrades - dexdec: optimizers: upgrades - other tweaks and fixes.
Core: - dexdec: optimizers: multiple updates and additions - dexdec: emulation: updates and fixes - dexdec: typing, casting: upgrades, better clean-up - dexdec: decompilation events: added MESSAGE type (API: DexDecompilerEvent) - dexdec: detect classes and methods protected by virtualization (ref: blog) - dexdec: multiple bug fixes - dex: support the merger of dex files into an existing dex unit (API: IDexFile.addDex) - dex: type renaming: prevent conflicts - dex: do not fail multi-dex apk parsing if a dex entry looks bad - global property: added FlattenStringsInCodeDocuments: enable to ensure clean unicode rendering on all systems - UI API additions: displayFileOpenSelector, displayFileSaveSelector, displayFolderSelector Client: - UI framework update (SWT R-4.16-202006040540): problem with multiple displays on macOS should be fixed - fixes and tweaks
Lots of additions in this release, the list below is far from exhaustive. We will publish a blog this week to showcase a couple of features introduced in version 3.20. Core: - dexdec: more optimizers and deobfuscators - dexdec: emulator: multiple upgrades - dexdec: emulator: decrypted data and unreflected code is visible in multiple areas (including decompilation events and auto-generated comments in assembly), and properly integrated into the code base, e.g. with cross-references - dexdec: user-registered events queues, global event queue (API, see IDexDecompilerUnit) - dexdec: user-configurable side-effect-free/context-insensitive code - decompiled output: multi-line comments, better formatting - jdb2: added project properties to quick-save persistence mode. - analysis: finer data flow analysis over irregular control flows - dex: package signature change, e.g.: Lcom/some/name/ to denote com.some.name - many fixes and tweaks Client: - 'Android' menu: global analysis, emulator settings, other advanced dexdec controls (start a global analysis to let the decompiler analyze the entire code base and determine encrypted data and obfuscated code) - dex decompiler node: events table fragment under dexdec node - code hierarchy: visual filters (packages, classes, etc.) - locate in code: give focus to the code hierarchy part - fixes
Fixes and tweaks.
Maintenance release. Core: - DEX Decompiler: Emulator: improvements - DEX Decompiler: fixes on corner-case scenarios - Java: Decompiled source: matched parentheses/brackets/braces open-close - Dex/Dalvik: more information for query xrefs action - Dex/Dalvik: some fixes, more tolerant Dalvik parsing in corner-cases - Operation: added COPY_ADDRESS (see API; mapped to menu "Navigation, Copy Address" in UI client) - Native: Siglibs updates - Other fixes Client: - Cross-references panel: the dialog is now modeless (keep navigating, jump to xrefs without closing the widget) - Navigation: fixes and tweaks in history navigation (more to be smoothed out, navigating the history remains counter-intuitive in some cases) - Styles/Themes: added light/sepia fall-back for system-wide dark modes if needed - Themes: fixed standard theme on dark-mode macOS with recent JDK - UI client is now compatible with recent JDK, incl. JDK 14. JEB's native launcher will not work on linux/macOS though. Note: we recommend to keep on using JDK 8u191+. - Other fixes
Fixes and tweaks.
Core: - DEX Decompiler: emulator improvements, fixes, and adjustments (incl. more options in coreplugins/dexdec-emu.cfg) - DEX Decompiler: more aggressive optimizations (can be disabled in the options) - DEX Decompiler: support for const-method-handle and const-method-type (will generate artificial methods - refer to Manual) - DEX Decompiler: full support for invoke-custom whose linker methods is of type INVOKE_STATIC (will generate artificial methods - refer to Manual) - DEX Decompiler: API: support for decompilation events registration (see sample script) - Native code analysis: upgrades, MSVC tail call detection - JDWP debuggers: minor updates for performance - Cross references: support for reference types (e.g., get, set, call, etc.) Client: - Refreshed JEB manual, more contents (online at pnfsoftware.com/jeb/manual or in your doc/manual folder) - Faster filtering in table and tree views - Navigation history panel
Fixes and tweaks for 3.17.1.
Fixes and tweaks for 3.17.
Core: - DEX Decompiler: full support for concurrent decompilation - DEX Decompiler: multiple performance improvements - DEX Decompiler: generic string decryptor: additions and tweaks; granular options (see bin/dexdec-emu.cfg) - DEX Decompiler: exporter utility (see DexDecompilerExporter class in com.pnfsoftware.jeb.core.units.code.android) - DEX Decompiler: multiple fixes - Decompiler API: additions (see sample scripts) - Native code analysis: updates - MSVC x86 switch recovery improvements - UI API: added displayText() - DEX: incomplete events: provide previous name for Rename operations - APK/arsc: resource extraction: keep file extensions Client: - Export: fast dex decompile (in File, Export) - Debuggers: improvements - Faster tables - Better navigation for decompiler - Perform auto re-decompilation with Decompiling with Options (CTRL+TAB, or COMMAND+TAB)
This release is still guaranteed COVID19-free. - DEX Decompiler: Generic String Decryptor: Multiple improvements and fixes - DEX Decompiler: Special rendering for unreflected items - DEX Decompiler: Multiple fixes, mostly anti-obfuscation tricks - JEB's "Make APK Debuggable" tool (flag --makeapkdebug): fix - special thanks to Aaron W. - Dalvik rendering: additions - Dalvik: try blocks: additional sanitization - PE parser: additions - Native code analysis: updates - More fixes and additions in Core and UI Client
This release is guaranteed COVID19-free, not bug-free. Core: - DEX Decompiler: Generic String Decryptor: Multiple improvements, leading to support of complicated encryption patterns. Overall, you should see many more auto-decrypted strings in decompiled code (this feature can be disabled in the Options, refer to EnableDeobfuscators and EmulationSupport) - DEX Decompiler: Optimization (IR and AST) updates, incl. better rendering for compiler-optimized complex try-catch-finally constructs (still plenty of room for improvement, in particular for try-with-resource constructs) - DEX Decompiler: Better information on auto-generated Strings - DEX Decompiler: Decompilation: Provide finer-grained progress information to clients - DEX Decompiler: Java AST API: safer replaceSubElement(), it could previously lead to unnecessary ClassCastException - DEX Decompiler: Bug fix: pickup updated strings in DEX when rendering decompiled Java - Android/Dalvik debuggers: updates and stability improvements - DEX: option to provide extra information (eg, method size) in code node labels - DEX conversion for Classfile decompilation: failsafe mode, use dx then d8 (or the reverse), if one failed - Json parser updates UI Client: - Python/Jython: improvements to Terminal-bound script interpreter (how to use? 'use py'): full IGraphicalClientContext, auto-completion on custom *.py imports, etc. - Code Hierarchy: option to provide additional information for non-native code hierarchies (similar to what is provided for native code hierarchies) - Decompilation: finer-grained progress information - Debugger views: improvements - Font: Fix: Font update was not picked up in some cases - Other fixes in rendering
- DEX Decompiler: generic deobfuscator upgrades - DEX Decompiler: optimizer additions - Java API: create external method and field references (see sample script JavaASTCreateMethodRef.py) - APK: Arsc: handle illegally encoded UTF-8 string resources - DEX: updates and fixes - Native code analyzer: updates - Native code: code-agnostic signatures (experimental) - UI Client: code hierarchy tree move-to-same bugfix - UI Client: minor additions
- DEX Decompiler: generic decryptor: additions, fixes, more logs, special rendering on client side - DEX Decompiler: more mid-level and high-level optimizations - DEX: various fixes/tweaks - Added generic optional action "Auto-Rename All", to be used discretionarily on obfuscated code (see this updated blog post) - Support for svg rendering - Debugger fixes - Key shortcut trigger fixes - Support for d8/dx selection when decompiling Java bytecode - Other fixes (e.g. Styles)
Important additions to the Dalvik/DEX decompiler; Added support for Java bytecode decompilation. DEX Decompiler: - Generic deobfuscator: attempt to perform string decryption and replace method calls by strings (see blog post) - Optimizer: unreflect dynamic code (replace invocations-via-reflection code by static code, and clean-up) - Optimizer: improved array inlining - Other optimizers: additions and upgrades across the board - Lambda reconstructor: a bug fix Other Additions: - Support for Java bytecode decompilation: single classfile, jar archives. (Java bytecode is converted to DEX and processed by DEX decompiler.) - Upgrades related to DEX handling and rendering in the UI client.
This update fixes a regression found in 3.11.0. Other minor updates.
DEX Decompiler upgrades. - Custom deobfuscators for some Samsung obfuscation schemes (pseudo switches, local array based arithmetic and opaque predicates, etc.) - Improved optimizations related to synchronized blocks and methods (safe, poorly or partially synchronized methods are also detected) - Additional switch-on-string reconstruction - Improved optimizations generally - Additional control-flow deobfuscators and cleaners - Better optimization for String building - Insert extra returns more aggressively - Variable propagation fixes re:protected blocks - Fix regarding outer-class obfuscated names - Support for decompiled class deletion and redecompilation - Other fixes
This update fixes regressions or problems found in 3.10.0.
- DEX decompiler: discover and reconstruct desugared lambdas and method handles (dex<=37) - DEX decompiler: invoke-custom support and lambdas generation (dex>=38) - DEX decompiler: performance improvements - DEX decompiler: non-breaking API changes to IElement.getTagMap() - Java Source API: additions - APK arsc: restructuring: support for renaming resources (previously was: moving only) - DEX: fix in MethodHandle type enumeration - RTTI: parser updates
- DEX decompiler: render pseudo-anonymous classes (deanonymized and used as such exclusively) at the bottom of the original container (anti-obfuscation) - DEX decompiler: synthetic field/method rendering: those items are not shown only if determined to be truly synthetic - DEX decompiler: API addition to retrieve the IJavaIdentifierManager used by an method (sample script: JavaListIdentifiers.py) - DEX: API addition: retrieve all renamed identifiers (sample script: JavaListIdentifiers.py) - Unit events: provide extra details for UnitChange events (sample script: ListenToDexChangeEvents.py) - UI Client: Fixed text view scrolling issues on latest versions of macOS
- C++ class hierarchy built from RTTI (including vftable definition in memory); currently handle x86/x64 Visual Studio and Itanium RTTI - ELF relocations: additions - Native code analyzer: minor fixes - Android arsc parsing: fix (plurals confusion) - Bookmarking (Favorites) scripts: https://github.com/pnfsoftware/jeb2-samplecode/tree/master/scripts (BookmarkSet, BookmarkList) - Added reverse search in interactive text views - Support for custom URI handler 'jeb:' -- refer to the URI handler registering script in bin/uri/GenRegisterJebUriScheme.py for details - Support for software update channels: Release (default), Beta, Alpha)
- ELF: many improvements, added relocations for x86/x64 REL and non-PIC files - PE: parsing for COFF symbol table (used in Golang executables) - Unmanglers: updates, implemented MSVC++ string constants - Siglibs: added ARM/ARM64 Android NDK r20, x86/x64 VS2019 signatures - Strings and formatting: support for RTL text embedding. - Native code analyzer: minor fixes - Android: framework for Android 10 release (API level 29)
- Dex: fix: exclude constructors and privates when calculating override graphs - Dex: fix: prevent renaming attempts on reserved methods - JDWP, Dalvik debugging: fix: thread frame object storage potential collision - ELF: processor type conversion for avr and avr32 - MSVC x86 exceptions: continued - Java AST: rendering: methodId generated on 'new' keyword, typeId generated on the constructor identifier
This update fixes regressions or problems found in 3.6. Core: - Cross-references: fix: when reloading from older JDB2 projects - Dex decompiler: Fix: variable-id generation collision for re-used vars - Debugger API: specialized public interfaces INativeDebuggerUnit, IDalvikDebuggerUnit - Dalvik dbg: support for frame variable index type setting/getting, both via API and via Terminal command (frameSlotIndexMode) - Atmel avr: additions - Intel ihex: additions UI Client: - Loading: Properties setter when opening files: easier navigation - Loading: Warning when parent folder of a loaded file has trailing white-space characters
Core: - Libra (libravm/move) analysis modules and decompiler. The plugins have been open-sourced here: https://github.com/pnfsoftware/jeb-plugin-libra - Support for Extensible Firmware interface (UEFI) module analysis: part 1, incl. typelibs and decompiler extension - full support in next release - Decompiler: updates, incl. decompiler extension as first-class plugins (see INativeDecompilerExtension on API doc) - Decompiler: full support for multi-return dispatch in IECall, IEReturn, IEUntranslatedInstruction; API additions (samples to be published on GitHub) - MSVC unmangling: added RTTI - Siglibs: added VS2003 sigs, updated VS2005 sigs - Typelibs: updates - Dex: record string xrefs from static field initializers - Dex: API additions to conveniently (more easily) retrieve cross-references. - Dex: prevent renaming types to illegal Java identifier names - APK: bundling framework files API29 final (Q.beta4) - Java API: additions to easily rename method parameters and variables - ihex (Intel Hex): additions UI Client: - Interactive scripting (Python 2.7 syntax): select the Terminal fragment, input 'use py' - Parsing properties displayed for all input artifacts - Property: UiPreferRealAddressesInDialogs - Bundles androsig version 1.1.3 (https://github.com/pnfsoftware/jeb2-androsig)
Core: - Support for MSVC x86 C++ exceptions - DEX: indirect xrefs gathering for fields and methods - Xref action: support for user-friendly addresses (API) - Android: metaresources.arsc decoder (blog) - Androsig update 1.1.2 (blog) - Native Decompiler: fixes Dalvik Decompiler: - Generate informational @Override annotations with super-impl./defs - Optimizer: Prevent overly aggressive substitutions that would generate out-of-order nested invocations - Navigation and addressing of decompiled sources: improvements - High-level try-block merging: improvements - Enum optimizer: trigger enum-map recon for all classes, not just inners - Cast reduction: improvements - Cross-references: provide user-friendly addresses - Rendering: better field and static method navigation (support indirect references) - Fix: anti-decompilation tricks used in protectors - Fix: Rendering: Constructor call references the actual constructor method instead of the object type. - Fix: Provide effective AST unit name - Java source contributions: provide item signatures on mouse hovers UI Client: - Support for friendly-addressing in xref dialogs - Minor fixes
Maintenance release with native decompiler and dalvik decompiler updates, performance improvements, and release of Androsig 1.1. Core: - Native: decompiler upgrades (part 1, more coming in 3.5+) - Native: support for MVSC SEH version 3 - DEX: default parsing mode set to MODE_ART=50 (see Dalvik property 'DalvikParserMode') - Fixes in debugger, document management, native code analyzer - API addition: IAddressableUnit.getRelatedItems(), IActionableItem.HAS_RELATED_ITEMS - API addition: IClientContext.getTransientStore() Dalvik Decompiler: - Detection and support for constructor inlining call optimization - Java Rendering: Support for virtual method dispatching candidate selection - Fixes UI Client: - Decompiled Fragment: Support for virtual method dispatching candidate selection during navigation - Fix: important performance improvement when processing large files - Fix: main menu shortcut rendering on some GTK platforms
Dalvik decompiler additions, SiglibGen release, Android debugger updates. Dalvik Decompiler: - IR optimization: Full graph expression propagation - this powerful optimization can be costly and is limited to medium-sized methods (that can be changed in the options) - Support for Jar type libraries for object casting reduction. Drop additional Jar files to ~/.jeb-android-libraries. JEB ships and auto-drops the Android Frameworks libraries (android.* java.* et al.) - Bug fixes Core: - SiglibGen is public! Generate your own code signature libraries (siglibs/*.siglib) to auto-identifiy and rename routines - blog - Android Debuggers: update to support JDWP debugging with API 28+ (Android 9 and above) - blog - Updated Android NDK siglibs
This release focuses on the Dalvik decompiler. Expect another batch of updates in May! Core: - DEX/Dalvik decompiler updates (details) - Native code analysis improvements - DEX: rendering updates and fixes - Java API: additions related to new decompiler features UI Client: - "Decompile with Options" for convenience (shortcut: CTRL+TAB or COMMAND+TAB) - Some fixes on the UI
Maintenance release. Core: - Native decompiler updates (some beta options are still disabled by default, refer to the manual) - Native code analysis updates - Native code disassembly rendering updates - Android: support for APK regeneration to debuggable mode (use '-c --makeapkdebug' and remember to sign the generated APK) - Android: shipping with API 29 Beta 2 framework resources - A bunch more API additions, we will update and add sample scripts on github.com/pnfsoftware/jeb2-samplecode - Fixes UI Client: - Mostly fixes and tweaks in this release, no major additions - Note: on macOS, the native launcher is disabled by default, since it may interference with third-party process execution (verified on some recent versions of macOS) - refer to jeb_macos.sh for details
Maintenance release with lots of upgrades in Native and Android components as well as public-facing API. Core: - Dalvik Decompiler: many updates, including optimizations e.g. synchronized blocks, try-catch/multi-catch-finally, switch-on-strings, etc. Some of the decompiler are beta and/or aggressive heuristics (see blog) - part 2 to come in next JEB update, 3.1.4 - APK/DEX: resource id resolver and hints generator in source - DEX rendering: various updates - ARSC Decoder: corner-case fix - JDWP: updates and tweaks, do not enumerate explicit end-points for speed - Android: API 29 (Q beta 1) framework resources - Native code analysis: various improvements - C: simple AST tree simulator (also see blog Part 1 on the MarsAnalytica challenge solution) - C: additional built-in AST optimizations - x86: endbr instructions - API and Client API: additions (see blog) - Many more small fixes and additions UI Client: - Debugger: locals: keep tree state when visualizing locals, this, and their children - Debugger: performance improvement on stepping operations - Debugger: variables: show alternate names - Script: better script manager that supports for hot keybinding, tweaked logging and error reporting - Better support for duplicate units and generic (unidentified) units - Client API: additions, see com.pnfsoftware.jeb.client.* and sample script on GitHub repo. - Fixes several memory leaks on project-close actions - Workaround: Ubuntu16 with Unity, recent releases: grayed out (disabled) main menu handlers - Other updates and fixes
Maintenance release. Core: - Siglibs: updates, including Latest MSVC'17 code signatures - AST: more optimizations - Debug symbols: support for Microsoft PDB retrieval and application - Code analysis: parsing improvements - Unmangler: API: unmangling engines are accessible - Native disassembly: more rendering options - Quick-save: fix when reloading QuickState objects for non-processed units - API additions - More fixes and updates. UI Client: - Performance Improvements - Native: quick navigation to entry-point and main() - CFG: rendering updates - Native type editing: updates - Toolbars: fixes - Shell and children shells: size fixes
Maintenance release. Core: - Debugger plugins: some upgrades - Arm64: debug: registers id fixes - Siglibs: added Android NDK r19 - Siglibs: added MSVC VS2017 packages - EVM decompiler: fix in contract rebuilder - Decompiler: additional AST optimizations - PE plugin: reproducible build id info - Command-line instances: support for rotating logs - API additions - Additional fixes UI Client: - Smoother searches - Debugger panel glitches - GTK-related fixes - General UI glitches Blog: - Writing custom IR optimizers for the native decompiler pipeline & clean-up custom obfuscation
JEB3, the latest major update, is now available to all users. Below is a high-level summary of the changes. - New desktop client, lighter and faster. The JEB3 client also ships with a dark/solarized theme, and supports custom keyboard shortcuts. - Major upgrades to the native analysis pipeline. The decompilation pipeline is accessible and customizable at different stages, which we will detail in coming blogs. We published part 1 of a series on writing custom IR optimizers and AST optimizers. - New decompilers for Ethereum smart contracts (evm) and WebAssembly modules (wasm). As of JEB 3.1, JEB ships with 8 decompilers: dex/dalvik, x86, x86-64, arm, arm64 (aarch64), mips, wasm, and evm. A large chunk of our effort this year will be focused on continuing our work on the native analysis and decompilation (eg, advanced optimization modules, release of the C++ reconstruction plugin, open-sourcing of advanced optimizers, etc.). - Type libraries for Windows, Linux, and Android-Linux sub-systems for common architectures (x86, x86-64, arm, aarch64). Power users can also generate their own typelibs (eg, for custom SDKs), as we presented on our blog. - Signature libraries for common library code on Windows (all versions of Visual Studio static libs) and Linux-Android (common NDK libs from NDK v11 onward). - Windows malware analysis and Android SO native files is enjoyable and practical with JEB. Combined with powerful, custom IR optimizers, the analysis of complex code is also possible. - Interactive global graphs. The desktop client provides this experimental feature, whose goal is to provide global, smart views of a program. More to come, including API to access the CFG graphs, callgraphs, and create custom graphs.
Major update. Full release scheduled for January 2019. An overview of JEB 3 Beta can be found on our blog.
This maintenance release is the the last 2.3 branch update. The next major update, JEB 3, is scheduled for the Fall of 2018. Core: - APK: Manifest: do not require schema attribute in Manifest - APK: always read entries from Central Directory - APK debug: attempt to process all candidate DEX units before debugging - DEX: Fix: parsing of Float and Double Value fields - DEX: Fix: array types effective name generation - JDB: facility to partially save native units in order to provide JEB2's JDB to JEB3's JDB compatibility for databases containing native code - Other minor fixes UI Client: - Code hierarchy tree: maintain state on update when some nodes are collapsed - FindText dialog: support focus transfer back to owner for modeless searches (Ctrl/Cmd + F) - CFG Graphing: Fix: array check in center() - JDB: Support for compatibility save (JEB2-to-JEB3 for projects having native code)
Maintenance release. Core: - Native code analysis improvements - ARM, MIPS: improvements - ELF, PE: improvements - DEX: performance improvements - ARSC, AXML: tweaks for additional obfuscation schemes - MSVC unmangler: updates - Additional fixes UI Client: - More options for native code Reparsing - Trees and Hierarchy widgets: support for bucketization to handle very large trees - Export functions: upgrades - Notifications: rendering update - Various fixes
Maintenance release. Core: - Native code analysis: many improvements (analysis, compiler detection, switch detection) - ARM, MIPS, ELF: improvements - DEX, Dalvik: updates - ARSC: improvements - Additional fixes UI Client: - Improved navigation from PE/ELF/MachO tables - Various fixes and tweaks
Maintenance release. Core: - APK: Decoder: fixes and additions - DEX: upgrades; support for DEX 39 opcodes (blog) - X86: additions (AVX2, AVX-512) - MIPS64: additions - Proxy: better proxy support - Other additions (completion of JEB 2.3 branch is near) UI Client: - Proxy: better proxy support for all license types - Other changes
Maintenance release. New APK Resources Decoder enabled by default. Core: - APK Resource Decoder: fixes; hardening (support complex resources obfuscation); added appt2-like output as well (blog) - DEX: fixes - PE: fixes - MIPS: fixes - XML: additions - Other changes UI Client: - Code: Locate code node in hierarchy from disassembly (shortcut: Ctrl|Cmd + G) - UI Action: view comments (similar to view cross-references) (shortcut: Ctrl|Cmd + /) - Rename action: display the original name, if any. - Text search: Support for modeless text search dialogs; currently enabled for interactive text views only (eg, disassembly view, code views, etc.) - GTK/Linux: fixed issues related to "Active window not found" - macOS: support for Java 8 > 151 (will require Support Package v5; auto-downloaded when running jeb_macos.sh, else visit pnfsoftware.com/jeb2sp) - Other changes
Important fixes + our all-new Android resources decoder. Core: - Brand new APK resources decoder (needs to be manually enabled - see blog) - LLDB server for Android debugging: upgraded to version 3.1 UI Client: - Fixes for some GTK/Linux configurations - Navigation fixes
Interactive Graphs. Unmanglers. ARM/MIPS/PE upgrades, and more. Core: - Dalvik: updates (do not re-parse switch/array data) - APK parser: updates - Unmanglers for MSVC, GCC binaries - ARM: updates - MIPS: updates - MIPS64: updates - MachO: updates - Win PE: API updates - Win PE: process TLS entries - Win PE: Resources parser - Win PE: Rich header parser - Native Decompiler Pipeline: updates - Typelibs: updates - LLDB server for Android debugging: upgraded to version 3.0 - Assembly Document API upgrades - Various fixes and improvements UI Client: - Interactive Control Flow Graphs (Dalvik, Native, IR) - Asynchronous refresh for some long operations - Streamlined dialogs, support for scroll bars - Disassembly options for ARM: upgrades - Various fixes and improvements
Support for Mach-O. Android updates. Core: - Mach-O: added support for Mach-O and Mach-O/FAT - DEX: added support for ART-optimized opcodes; support for Dalvik parser variant in options - APK: documentation contribution for Android Manifest (XML tags and attributes) - APK: XML parsing fail-safe: if non-valid XML, parse as HTML - APK: added Android framework API 27 (Android 8.1) - APK: better degraded mode when some resources are missing - DEX Decompiler: fix regarding type creation in edge cases - OAT: updated plugin - PDF: updated plugin - Various fixes and tweaks UI Client: - Better 'Export' facilities (export all fragments, export all binary units, etc.) - Better error logging - Various fixes and tweaks
Introducing the JEB Malware Sharing Network + plenty more upgrades in this release. Core: - APK: upgrades - DEX: fixes - ZIP: fixes - CRX (Chrome Extension): added support - ARM: improvements - API changes: IEnginesPlugin.load(), IOptionDefinition.getDefaultValue(), etc. - Engines Plugin: VirusTotal report viewer - Other minor updates and bug fixes UI Client: - Support for JEB.IO and the Malware Sharing Network - Other updates
Maintenance release, API updates, focus on DEX, all builds can now run back-end plugins, preparing for Python back-end plugins. Core: - DEX: summary snippet in disassembly - DEX: explicitly show partial methods due to incomplete bytecode - DEX: consistently rename methods across type hierarchies - DEX: consistently rename fields across type hierarchies - DEX: javadoc contribution (overlays on hovers over classes/methods in disassembly) - DEX: always escape surrogate Unicode characters when rendering string litterals - DEX: various API updates and additions - APK: API updates (eg, direct Manifest access) - JDB: support in Interpreter for 'new' keyword to create new object instances - GDB: graceful fails when attempting to debug MIPS big-endian - ARM, ARM64: additions, improvements and fixes - X86: additions - PE/COFF: interface clean-up and added public API - Native: unmanglers for MSVC - ZIP: do not fail on encrypted entries - Certificates: API for unit, added support for base64-encoded x509 certs - Unit Contributions: API for contributions and interpreters - Floating Builds: less strict on version check - Floating Builds: support for Controller-provided messages (see manual) - Various API updates, see scripts on GitHub - Plenty more bug fixes and tweaks UI Client: - JEB engines initialized asynchronously (preparing for back-end plugins in Python) - Better contributions for text documents - Key bindings for actions were re-enabled in the Code Hierarchy view - Clean-up older versions on update - Improved reporting on Core errors - Other bug fixes and tweaks Headless Client: - Easier to use headless client (command line: --srv2) - Fix: added missing Jar dependencies in older builds - Added support for software update check
Maintenance release. Core: - DEX: fixes - APK: improvements - XML, HTML, JSON: improvements - ARM, ARM64: improvements and fixes - MIPS: improvements - X86: fix regarding JDB2 restoration - C optimizer: improvements - Dalvik debugger: fixes around pause/resume - Better error logging and reporting UI Client: - Debugger controls: fixes and improvements - Better error logging and reporting
ARM decompiler alpha, GDB debugging for all, more parsers. Core: - ARM decompiler: preview alpha (beta scheduled for this fall) - GDB: added support for any Linux target - GDB: basic support for HostIO sub-protocol - GDB: improvements and fixes - GDB: JEB provides legacy register layouts when gdbserver does not provide them - ADB: wrapper improvements and fixes - XAPK: added parser - HTML: added parser - JSON: added parser - 7Z (SevenZip): added parser - Tar: added parser - APK identifier update to avoid matching on AAR (Android Archive) files - Siglib: new packages: MSVC 2015 (including Win10 SDK UCRT), MSVC 2013, Mirai - Error logging: improved error reporting and logging - Decompiler: fixes - Deserialization of older projects: fixed clash with obfuscated JEB UI Client: - UI support for generic GDB debugging - Bug fixes - Better error reporting
Performance improvements, better Android debuggers, cumulative fixes. Core: - Android Dalvik Debugger: support for dynamically loaded DEX files; stability improvements - Android Native Debugger: switching from GDB to LLDB; stability and performance improvements; bug fixes - X86: performance improvement: faster parsing via instruction caching - Siglib ("Signatures Library): updated MSVC packages (2015, 2013); MS C++ unmanglers; updated Mirai MIPS signature packages - DEX: performance improvement: faster parsing via instruction caching - Serialization: performance improvements, size reduction in JDB2 v3 - MIPS Decompiler: improvements - ARM: fixes UI Client: - Minor improvements to the debugger widgets
Native code, native decompilers, cumulative improvements and fixes. Core: - Full native code analysis platform, including API - Native decompiler platform, including API - MIPS 32-bit decompiler (JEB Pro, JEB Embedded) - Type library manager: types for win32, GNU linux - Code signing and matching system: libraries for MSVC, embedded MIPS libc - x86, ARM, MIPS: improvements and fixes - AVR: added Atmel AVR disassembler - PE, ELF: improvements and fixes - MS-COFF, AR: added support - IHEX: added Intel Hex firmware format support - Android Debugging: improvements, better messaging, ADB wrapper fixes, GDB client fixes - Android Debugging: support for debugging non-debuggable on x86, x86-64, aarch64 (note: support for arm was added in 2.2) - Android: bundled framework API 26 (Android O) - DEX/Dalvik: support for DEX v36, invoke-polymorphic and invoke-custom; fixes - Dalvik: immediate base selection (10, 16, 8) action - APK: support for v2 signature scheme - Faster persistence to JDB2 - Utility package refactoring, which may break some scripts and plugins UI Client: - Better defaults for sizes, positioning, general behavior when opening well-known file types - Better default code font selection - Menu and commands reorganization - Added Native menu and dialogs specific to native code analysis and decompilation - Item-to-item navigation - Dark theme (experimental, Windows only) - Better code hierarchy view - Support for asynchronous analysis of native code - Localization refresh: 10 languages supported (still a work-in-progress) - Updated UI framework - Development of our graphing library is ongoing: it is currently used to render IR-CFG of decompiled routines (native code only) - Various bug fixes
New MIPS decompiler, full support for native code, lots of improvements and fixes, and much more! Refer to our blog for details.
Maintenance release for JEB 2.2.x branch to support Java 8 update 131. Desktop client: - Fixes Core and Core Modules: - Support for Java 8.131 - Android Debuggers: additions and fixes in the interpreter - Android: support package level 25 - Stronger zip/jar parsing, support for zip64
Maintenance release. The work on major update JEB 2.3 is ongoing. Desktop client: - Interpreter: improvements, auto-completion with Tab - Various bugfixes and improvements - Support-Package no longer required for headless builds - Frictionless license key generation on first use Core and Core Modules: - Interpreter: improvements for debugger interpreter (details in blog) - APK: support for another case of obfuscated Manifest - APK: do not remove version attributes in Manifest tag - DEX: partial support for multi-DEX apps that redefine classes - DEX: fix: rendering of array decl. with 0 element - ELF: Fix: case where metadata description field is not present - Other bugfixes Android DEX Decompiler: - Fix: null constant string rendering - Minor changes for better error management
Maintenance release. Bug fix in the UI framework. Desktop client: - UI fix: Workaround for Equinox behavior changes introduced in Eclipse Mars, which could lead to ever-growing storage use on Windows platforms - Lazy initialization for big arrays - Debuggers views: Minor improvements Core and Core Modules: - Temporarily backup JDB2 databases before saving (can be disabled in the options) Debuggers: - Better interpreter "invoke" commands - Other fixes
Maintenance release. Desktop client: - Support unit auto-opening based on artifact type, eg, DEX units for an APK - can be disabled (option .ui.AutoOpenDefaultUnit) - Remember last open folders properly - Avoid rendering if a unit is not fully processed - Text viewer: Fix: avoid jumpy caret on corner-case document updates - Text viewer: Fix: refresh green bar on mouse wheel - Text viewer: Fix: indicator triangle was not displayed when caret on last line - Text viewer: Fix: hover box properly disposed - Fix: check sub-unit boundaries - Fix: hardened xrefs dialogs, do not throw on errors - Various bug fixes Core and Core Modules: - Support for multiple plugins entry-point in single Jar - DEX: do not throw on bad addressToCodeCoordinates() conversions - Dalvik: Fix: do not throw on illegal access to array- or switch-instruction data - Various bugfixes Debuggers: - JDWP: Fix: disallow breakpoint on types - Interpreter: allow recursive commands - Interpreter: JDWP: allow retrieving RefType data from object - Fix: do not throw in Demo build when attempting to debug an non-merged multi-DEX - Fix: manage error in readMemory on failure Android DEX Decompiler: - API: do not throw in some non-dangerous cases (eg, attempt to retrieve combined operator of a non-combined operator) - Other minor changes to support new serialization annotations and checks in 2.3 PDF Analyzer: - N/A
Amendment to v2.2.6 - an important fix had not shipped with the previous release.
Debuggers improvement (stability and features). Major JEB 2.3 is under development; we will provide details soon. Desktop client: - Debuggers: Process/Threads new tab: memoryCode which allow to see live memory data and live disassembly code. - Debuggers: VM/Locals view: Display improvements: add Final and static flags, detect the Class for null objects, display "null" instead of "id=0" - Debuggers: VM/Locals view: add a right click action to call toString() on objects - Debuggers: VM/Locals view: Performance improvements: split arrays in element groups when more than 100 elements, do not preload objects. - Bugfix: Attempt to attach a debugger to a non-debuggable unit would loop infinitely - Bugfix: Overview bar scrollbar on native debuggers for addresses larger than 0x80000000 - Bugfix: Regression if JEB path contained spaces with some Java runtimes - Bugfix: Disappearing saved "recently opened files" and "recently executed scripts" - Information: View memory usage in About box Core Modules: - APK: bundling Android Nougat resource framework API 24 (rev. 2) - ARM: bugfix: fail gracefully when VSTM and VLDM have incorrect parameters - X86: bugfix: minor Debuggers: - Bugfix: On Step into, check that the breakpoint is reached by the current thread (this caused breakpoint to be reached several times, UI slowed down, and impossibility to detach or close project) - Bugfix: Breakpoints on overloaded methods was not working properly - New parameter DoNotUseNativeDebugger which can have 3 values: DEFAULT, NEVER, ALWAYS to indicate if the user wants to connect gdb native debugger (DEFAULT will only connect gdb when the target APK embeds native libraries) - Raise notification for devices older than Android 5.1 where JDWP implementations have bugs - Allow modifying Java variables (primitives and String) - Improve JDWP performance (cache Class Operations) - Reduce JDWP timeout to 15s (instead of 30s) - Interpreter: allow field and array element picking (example: "readobj 4023 var1.var2" or "readobj this.var1.var2") - Interpreter: add "invoke" entry to remotely call a method. BE CAREFULL that deadlock can happen if current paused thread requires some action Android DEX Decompiler: - Fix: overly aggressive array-inlining optimizations - Other fixes
Support for MIPS and Aarch64 + Maintenance update. (All Android ABIs but MIPS64 have now full debugging support!) Desktop Client: - Friendlier update mechanism on license expiration and support for manual update - Code hierarchy: option to show all items, including external types - Debuggers: support for generic copy action via context menu - Debuggers: log fragments to track debugger events - Debuggers: stack view fragments if available - Debuggers: force-detach if attach was unsuccessful - Fix: keyboard bindings issues - Fix: version comparison on update was preventing required UI state refresh - Other bugfixes related to the UI framework Core Modules (including Disassemblers): - MIPS disassembler (MIPS32) - Various improvements for ARM/ARM64 - Support code define/undefine actions - Better processing of ELF symbols - ARM: PLT stub detection for ELF Debuggers: - MIPS: debugger for Android native libraries compiled for 'mips' ABI, with support for single-step, tracing, breakpoints, etc. - Aarch64: debugger for Android native libraries compiled for 'arm-v8a' ABI (aka ARM 64) - Stability improvements, race condition and synchronization issues were fixed - Support for 'write registers' command in interpreter for native debuggers Android DEX Decompiler: - N/A PDF Analyzer: - N/A
Maintenance update + Disassembly support for ARM 64. Debugging support for ARM 64 is coming next, along with MIPS. RCP Client: - Debuggers: support for editable type hints for Dalvik variables, including objects/arrays - Text viewer: normal caret behavior is now the default behavior (customizable) - Text viewer: smarter event processing from plugins to avoid useless refreshes - Various bug fixes (text viewer, navigation bar, interpreter window, etc.) - Limited logger length, customizable via UI property Core and Essential Modules: - Aarch64 (ARM v8 64-bit) disassembly support - Fix: corner-case unit processing after deserialization - APK: fixes + shipping latest API 23 Android Framework (dated March) - API: added AbstactUnit.onPropertyChange() - Minor changes and improvements Debuggers: - Provide effective (refactored) addresses to clients - Dalvik: interpreter: added "readvar" and "readobj" commands - API: support for type hints - Stability improvements DEX Decompiler: - Performance improvements (memory usage) - Added plugin option to set decompilation timeout - API: added IJavaClass.getSupertype()/getImplementedInterfaces() - Java 8: render "default" keyword for default implementations in interfaces - Java 8: proper syntax/support for calls to super interface's "default" method - Corner case bugfix in the AST optimizer
The Android debuggers are now public (see v2.2+ changes). Full support for multi-Dex merging. Next up: support for ARM v8 64-bit in JEB v2.2.4. RCP Client: - Speeding up project tree rendering and refreshes for high-yield artifacts (eg, large APKs) - Reverting to UI package v2 (RCP 4.4.2 based) for Mac platforms - Fix: All invocations of the client will consistently pull workspace information from bin/ Core and Essential Modules: - APK/DEX: full support for multi-Dex merging (beyond 64Krefs limitations) - DEX: assembly rendering with higher granularity (one side-effect is faster rendering for large classes) - DEX: assembly cache fix-up (could lead to high memory usage) - DEX: memory usage improvements - APK: Fix: identification was failing on some Zip files - API: Fix: WrapperUnit: do not recreate presentations that already exist - API: added IInteractiveUnit.executeAction() with no-notifying support for plugins - API: better documentation using Doclava - Tool: ADB: support for path expansion (~) DEX Decompiler: - API: addition of IJavaOperator.getOperatorType()
Final update for JEB 2.2 Beta. JEB 2.2.3 will be made available to all users shortly. RCP Client: - UI support package major update (v3, RCP 4.5.2 based) - Fix: Windows start-up script Core and Essential Modules: - Debuggers: stability improvements and new features (eg, findmem) - APK: bugfix: file resource leak: temporary files in %tmp% were not deleted properly - ARM: stability and parser improvements - Minor fixes related to resource leaks DEX Decompiler: - API: getElementType() for all AST elements - API: added missing getSignature() method for Method elements - Other fixes (Beta available upon request for customers with a valid yearly subscription.)
An update on the Dalvik and native debuggers - still in Beta - and a specialized API to deal with the finer details of DEX. Blog #1 (debuggers, general) / Blog #2 (debuggers, API) / RCP Client: - Debugger: full memory view (read-only, bytes only for now) - Debugger: support for Run-to-line - Debugger: allow copy to clipboard for Variables - Debugger: Dalvik: view all fields, including super-type fields - Shortcut: Ctrl+M to maximize/minimize views, Ctrl+T to toggle the toolbar - Various bug fixes Core and Essential Modules: - Debuggers improvements, fixes and additions (sample code for API) - DEX API allow full access to all DEX elements (see IDexUnit interface) (sample code for API) - APK API (partial) (see IApkUnit interface) - XML: added missing top-level comments - Various bug fixes (Beta available upon request for customers with a valid yearly subscription.)
- Native code support: ARM, Intel x86 and x86-64 - Android debuggers: Dalvik and native - Details at www.pnfsoftware.com/blog/jeb-android-debuggers (Beta available upon request for customers with a valid yearly subscription.)
Maintenance release, bugfixes and API changes. RCP Client: - UI API: allow retrieval of focused unit via getFocusedView() - UI API: possibility to open a view via openView() - Allow artifact file path update in JDB2 database Core and Essential Modules: - XML: files having a size of less than 4 bytes could be incorrectly identified as XML files - ELF: units are now serialized - API: added getItemObject() to interactive unit interface - Bugfix: support loading of JDB2 if artifacts are missing - Dispose all units on close event - Unit processing handled by the main processor, per SPI change DEX Decompiler: - Fix: getComments and getAddressLabels return per-class maps, as opposed to the full DEX map
Layout manager and various updates before 2.2 beta. RCP Client: - Layout manager: save and restore layouts automatically - Prefer loading the most recent JDB2 instead of the first one - UI bug fixes Core and Essential Modules: - APK plugin: Default frameworks/ directory is now rooted in user's home folder - ELF plugin: Tighter checks - API: Marks in text documents - Minor changes and fixes - Added utility routines (for text documents, general utility, etc.) - Headless client for easy license key generation in air-gaps DEX Decompiler: - AST tags (rendered as Java text marks) - Bugfix: regression regarding rendering of static method calls in anons - API: Added getInferredType() to public decompiler interface
Additional details can be found on our blog. Official Client: - Support for multiple UI layouts - Option to keep the currently selected node in project tree in-sync with the current view ("auto-open units") - Option to allow same-type units to be opened in same or new view - Text views improvement and better text navigation - Options dialog improvements - Minor UX tweaks and fixes Core and Essential Modules: - Python script support via Jython is now part of the core API - The core jeb.jar includes one implementation of a headless client that will execute Python scripts (for Business and above builds; command-line switch: --script) - APK module: option to merge multi-DEX APKs when possible (the option is enabled by default) - DEX module: allow "pX" rendering in register-ranges - XML module: bugfix: malformed XML header (missing trailing '?') - Allow empty input - Miscellaneous bug fixes DEX/Dalvik Decompiler: - Fix: Rendering issue with static methods of base class of anonymous class PDF Analyzer Module: - Support for XFA (XML Forms Architecture) fragment streams reconstruction and parsing (blog)
Minor update, mostly improvements in UX of the desktop client. RCP Client: - Support for view replacement (this makes navigating decompiled code easier) ("Sticky" views can be opened by right clicking a unit, and selecting "Open a new view") - Better navigation (forward, backward), with cross-view support - Better network proxy support - Fixes regarding back-end events processing by the client - Minor UX tweaks Core: - Bugfix: APK without resource folder was showing an empty folder in UI - Support for network proxy (refer to the FAQ for setup instructions) - Second-chance if network connectivity fails and the build requires it - Children of ELF units are now properly processed - Bugfix: Soft delegation for ELF sections (side-effect is Android OAT processing is re-enabled) - Miscellaneous bug fixes DEX/Dalvik Decompiler: - Bugfix: anonymous classes within static methods were not rendered properly
Major release. Includes: better navigation, augmented API (UI-API, Java AST API), persistence of decompiled code, etc. Paves the road for the JEB 2.2 release which contains various machine code parsers. Additional context and details about those changes available on our blog. RCP Client: - Navigation/Overview bars in text viewers - see blog - Overview bars support rendering of metadata provided by interactive units - see scripts - Implemented augmented UI-API (refer to changes in Core) - see scripts - Improved logging in development mode - Better asynchronous jobs - Better algorithm to determine which panel should receive views - F2 shortcut for client script execution - Better navigation in text views, including bug fixes - Regular expression text searches - Disabled Option panels areas that are not available in a given build - Disabled GTK3 - Prepared support for E4 Mars - Miscellaneous bug fixes Core: - Augmented Client API for UI clients (allow interaction with views, fragments, etc.) - see scripts - Java AST API for manipulation of Java source units - The API underwent several changes that will require code fix-ups in existing plugins - see blog - Metadata manager for interactive units - Unit interfaces updated to support persisted and transient children units - Unit formatter interfaces updated to support persisted and transient documents - Better JAR plugins loader, will try to load newest version only - Various bug fixes and engine refactoring for performance - Native ELF (32, 64) and PE (32, 64) plugins - Fixes in serialization; some JDB generated by JEB 2.0 might be incompatible with 2.1 - Compression/encryption support added for JDB2 (30% of original size) - Under-the-hood support for processor-based code units, part of the public API in JEB 2.2 DEX/Dalvik Decompiler: - Support for the nwly-introduced Java AST API, offering read/write access to decompiled code (The Java AST API is slightly different than JEB1's - refer to our blog for a detailed change log) - Decompiled code is persisted in the JDB2 files - Decompiler unit name reflects the current effective class name PDF Module: - Support for persistence: project saved to JDB2 files - Various bug fixes and code refactoring improvements
This is the final 2.0 release! The 2.1 branch has been in the works for quite some time. It is scheduled for publishing on December 8. RCP Client: - Temporary workaround for the MacOS-specific issue with Eclipse RCP (NPE on Control.internal_new_GC) - Export Java UT8-encoded - Miscellaneous bugfixes Core/Modules: - Various bugfixes
This release adds support for client scripts in Python. Most of our workload is focused on the upcoming major releases 2.1 and 2.2. RCP Client: - Support for client scripts (in Python, using Jython) - blog post - Text viewer: support for word-wrapping in source views - Text viewer: tooltip in navigation bar - Bugfix: text search - Miscellaneous bugfixes and increased verbosity Core: - Public API package for client scripts (com.pnfsoftware.jeb.client.api.**) - Better persistence, loading and saving large projects uses less memory - Bugfix: logger CRLF - Bugfix: unit child removal Modules: - (dex) bugfix: unit child removal - (dcmp_dex) bugfix: no 'this' for abstract static methods
A minor maintenance release. Most work is focused on the upcoming v2.1. RCP Client: - Maintain caret's column position when scrolling in text views - Developer portal (refer to Help menu and blog) - Various bug fixes and changes Core: - Initial support for plugin contributors and unit contributions - Prevent some plugin initialization errors from corrupting the engines - Fixed issue in logger - Various bug fixes
RCP Client: - Allow engines (back-end) plugins execution via the File/Engines menu - Verify development plugins classnames in Options panel - Limit line length in text fragments (configurable) - Asynchronous decompilation when triggered from xrefs or when following items - Allow deletion of units and unit trees - Bugfix: filter text in dialog boxes was conflicting with Enter key - Bugfix: invalid window error on GTK - Miscellaneous bug fixes Core: - Support for optimized DEX (odex) files [blog] - Stronger support for illegal/invalid DEX opcodes - DEX decompiler: added missing support for cross-references on variables - Unit deletion (experimental) - Minor API changes - Miscellaneous optimizations to reduce memory footprint
RCP Client: - Interruptible save/load project - Allow users to enable or disable plugins (see File/Engines) - Fast filter search in large trees - Lazy loading of strings view to decrease memory usage and speed up loading of views - Cross-references navigation across the source (decompiled) views - Navigation from code string view to string reference in assembly - Possibility to display type hierarchies in source views - More compact view names for increased readability - More consistent status bar behavior - Bugfix: shell retrieval - Bugfix: word-wrap in text search - Bugfix: text dialog adjustment on resize - Bugfix: do not restart a decompilation if already started - Bugfix: allow program close on error - Miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements Core: - Faster persistence mechanism (up to 5 times) - Dynamic activation and deactivation of plugins - Better matching assembly code to/from decompiled source code
RCP Client: - Locate current unit in project tree - Text views: Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + Up|Down to perform regular text scrolling - Bugfix: tree navigation could focus the filter text too early - Bugfix: NPE for new users Core: - N/A
RCP Client: - Export Decompiled code is interruptible - Smoother text scrolling - Bugfix: code hierarchy tree not refreshing properly - Bugfix: null pointer exceptions on Jump in text views Core: - N/A
A maintenance release with stability improvements and export functionality. RCP Client: - Export decompiled code via the File menu - Better filtering and search in all tree and table views - Persistence of UI widget properties (eg, tables column widths) - More status bar messages, such as location in project tree - Bugfix: layout manager could show duplicate tabs - Bugfix: memory leak in the client - Bugfix: infinite wrap-around search in text views if text not found - Bugfix: fixed potential dialog box issues on Linux GTK - Bugfix: flickering in text views - Bugfix: potential scroll bar errors in text views Core: - Additional changes for planned v2.1 (debugger module API)
A maintenance release with various UI improvement and under the hood changes for the upcoming 2.1 release. RCP Client: - Better layout manager - Navigation between views more intuitive - Powerful "Filter on same key/value" option in tables and trees - Better filtered trees and tables, with optional filter - Bugfixes and usability tweaks Core: - Bugfix in events notification manager - Additional changes for planned v2.1 (debugger module API)
This release is primarily a user experience improvement. RCP Client: - Shells and widgets's position and size history - Contextual menus with actions in text document views and other unit views - More intuitive navigation from code hierarchy views - Unit views location preferences - Allow complex filters on options and other tree/table views - Minor UI bug fixes (related to toolbars, icons, keyboard shortcuts, etc.) Core: - User-defined limit on recursive processing for deeply nested artifacts Analysis plugins: - Microsoft Compound file (OLE) analysis plugin for Excel and Powerpoint files (open-source)
Core: - APK module: changes to handle Android API 23 (Marshmallow) framework - APK module: support for protected resources - DEX Decompiler module: performance improvement - Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements Analysis plugins: - MIPS 32-bit PoC disassembler (open-source)
RCP Client: - Locale bugfix - Tree auto-expansion for code units - MOTD facility - Styling options (colors and font) - Better error handling - Provide more hints to floating clients Core: - Enum class identifiers - Support expansion for tree documents Analysis plugins: - Adobe PDF plugin (customers only) - Linux ELF plugin (open-source) - Android OAT parser (open-source - DEPRECATED) - PKM/ETC1 images parser (open-source) - OBB Android Expansion packs plugin (open-source) - FAT (File Allocation Table) parser, used by OBB (open-source)