Debugging Course

Learn how to debug at the assembly level and how to recover the assembly code from already-built binaries. Practice identifying common assembly fault conditions, then finish with a debugging project.

38 minutes

Course description

In this course, we'll learn the ins and outs of debugging at the assembly level. In addition, we'll discuss how to recover the assembly code from an already-built application (regardless of what language it was originally built in). We'll continue by diving into the most common x86 faults you'll encounter while writing assembly and how to recognize and fix them. Finally, we round out with a debugging project.


LAB: x86 Debugging: Lab to Debug an x86 Program

Video - 00:07:00

This project will guide you through debugging at the x86 level, plus techniques for locating and fixing bugs.
Segmentation Faults: How to Diagnose and Locate Segmentation Faults in x86

Video - 00:04:00

This video talks through the most frequent fault that occurs when writing assembly, how to detect it and fix it.
ObjDump: How to Use the Tool ObjDump with x86

Video - 00:03:00

This video shows how to extract assembly code from an already-built binary, regardless of who built it or what language it was originally written in.
Debugging: Debugging Your First x86 Program with GDB

Video - 00:24:00

This video introduces debugging at the x86 Assembly level using GDB.

Meet the author

Stephanie Domas

Stephanie Domas is the Chief Security Technology Strategist at Intel. Here, she defines and oversees execution of security technology strategies that achieve roadmap discipline, horizontal alignment and market differentiation to accelerate Intel's competitiveness in the area of Security. Partnered closely with business and industry strategists and security architects she leads a one Intel security technology vision and strategy. Prior to joining Intel Stephanie built and lead two successful cybersecurity businesses spanning professional services and Security Software in medical devices, healthcare, and embedded systems

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