High-Level Reverse Engineering
Source: Information Risk Management
This paper aims to present a methodical framework for high-level reverse engineering. The methodology is a culmination of existing tools and techniques within the IT security research community, which presents ways to identify process operation at a higher-level of abstraction than traditional binary reversing. Here, the authors focus the attention on application DLLs and the functions that they implement and export, which includes process interactions with other applications and various operating system function calls. They use existing tools and techniques to derive ways of quickly identifying how applications are constructed, the functions that they use and how they use them.