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==Immigration requirements==
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This page describes preparation for [http://linux.conf.au/schedule/30102/view_talk?day=thursday Reverse engineering embedded software using Radare2]
* [http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm Australian] citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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* If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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==Flying to Auckland==
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== Outline ==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Airport Auckland] is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
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* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
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* Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.
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==Driving to Auckland==
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We will try and get through all the following:
* It takes around 8 hours to drive from Wellington to Auckland
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* Introduction to Radare2 reverse engineering tool
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* The Radare2 utilities
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* Basics of using the Radare to examine a binary you probably have on your laptop
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* Looking at an arduino binary
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* Introduction to MIPS architecture and disassembly
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* Extracting firmware images
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You might like to bring your own binary to play with as well instead!
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==Important - please make an rc file ==
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Radare2 was created by other, many people. Radare2 will by default print fortune cookies. Please, turn this feature off, by making the following file, in case there is a possibility of NSFW output.
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Instructions for Linux/Unix systems:
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    echo 'e cfg.fortunes=false' > ~/.radare2rc
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== Prerequisites ==
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If during the tutorial you are planning to follow the examples and/or try your own ideas, you really want to get this sorted before the event.
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Minimum requirements:
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* a C compiler and libraries needed to build radare2 - the "apt-gettable" version is out of date
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* xdot for viewing callgraphs
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* binwalk and srecord for firmware hacking
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Various other tools may be helpful, and indeed needed (e.g. an editor) to complete some of the examples
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If you are using a Debian-derived distro, for example:
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    sudo apt-get install build-essential git xdot eog ghex binwalk vim gedit srecord
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It should be possible to build radare2 on Linux, FreeBSD/NetBSD etc, Max OS/X and Windows and possibly on Android if you try hard enough (using a Debian root, for example)
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However, the tutorial examples have only been tested using Debian Wheezy.
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=== Clone & build radare2 ===
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Note, changing to the lca2015_tutorial branch is important, because the software is under active development there could be breakage in master upstream
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    git clone http://github.com/pastcompute/radare2
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    cd radare2
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    git checkout tutorial_branch
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    ./configure
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    make -j
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    sudo make symstall
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Note, you can install as a normal user if you need to:
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    ./configure --prefix=$HOME/path/to/wherever
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    make -j
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    sudo make symstall
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    export PATH=$HOME/path/to/wherever:$PATH
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Clone the examples repository, ready for use during the tutorial
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    cd
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    git clone http://github.com/pastcompute/lca2015-radare2-tutorial
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I have already added prebuilt examples to git but there are instructions for building them in git, you will need the arduino IDE or an openwrt buildroot.
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==Troubleshooting==
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The tutorial is not until Thursday afternoon. If you need help with the above ping me on Twitter, preferably before the day! [https://twitter.com/pastcompute @pastcompute]

Revision as of 22:35, 10 January 2015

This page describes preparation for Reverse engineering embedded software using Radare2

Outline

We will try and get through all the following:

  • Introduction to Radare2 reverse engineering tool
  • The Radare2 utilities
  • Basics of using the Radare to examine a binary you probably have on your laptop
  • Looking at an arduino binary
  • Introduction to MIPS architecture and disassembly
  • Extracting firmware images

You might like to bring your own binary to play with as well instead!

Important - please make an rc file

Radare2 was created by other, many people. Radare2 will by default print fortune cookies. Please, turn this feature off, by making the following file, in case there is a possibility of NSFW output.

Instructions for Linux/Unix systems:

   echo 'e cfg.fortunes=false' > ~/.radare2rc

Prerequisites

If during the tutorial you are planning to follow the examples and/or try your own ideas, you really want to get this sorted before the event.

Minimum requirements:

  • a C compiler and libraries needed to build radare2 - the "apt-gettable" version is out of date
  • xdot for viewing callgraphs
  • binwalk and srecord for firmware hacking

Various other tools may be helpful, and indeed needed (e.g. an editor) to complete some of the examples

If you are using a Debian-derived distro, for example:

   sudo apt-get install build-essential git xdot eog ghex binwalk vim gedit srecord

It should be possible to build radare2 on Linux, FreeBSD/NetBSD etc, Max OS/X and Windows and possibly on Android if you try hard enough (using a Debian root, for example)

However, the tutorial examples have only been tested using Debian Wheezy.

Clone & build radare2

Note, changing to the lca2015_tutorial branch is important, because the software is under active development there could be breakage in master upstream

   git clone http://github.com/pastcompute/radare2
   cd radare2
   git checkout tutorial_branch
   ./configure
   make -j
   sudo make symstall

Note, you can install as a normal user if you need to:

   ./configure --prefix=$HOME/path/to/wherever
   make -j
   sudo make symstall
   export PATH=$HOME/path/to/wherever:$PATH

Clone the examples repository, ready for use during the tutorial

   cd
   git clone http://github.com/pastcompute/lca2015-radare2-tutorial

I have already added prebuilt examples to git but there are instructions for building them in git, you will need the arduino IDE or an openwrt buildroot.

Troubleshooting

The tutorial is not until Thursday afternoon. If you need help with the above ping me on Twitter, preferably before the day! @pastcompute