Exploit Development and Reverse Engineering with GDB Made Easy (by pwndbg)

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pwndbg reviews and mentions

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  • Any tips for newish C debugging please.
    1 project | /r/neovim | 1 Feb 2023
    By far the best debugger for C is gdb+pwndbg (
  • Need help installing pwndbg on Kali Linux
    2 projects | /r/securityCTF | 21 Jan 2023
  • Hacked GDB Dashboard Puts It All on Display
    2 projects | | 24 Mar 2022
    There are a lot of these types of tools already in the reverse engineering community (in order of lowest chance of breaking when you throw really weird stuff at it):




    They also come with a slew of different features to aid in RE/exploit dev, but many of them are also useful for debugging really weird issues.

  • Debugging with GDB
    3 projects | | 1 Mar 2022
    GDB is great. I definitely recommend checking out watchpoints as well, a very useful tool for monitoring how a variable changes over time.

    GDB also has many good plugins - pwndbg has tons of features and UI improvements over stock GDB.

  • Making GDB Easier: The TUI Interface
    1 project | | 30 Jan 2022
    I've recently started a new semester for my Master's program, and the first project for the semester involves using the GDB tool (GNU Debugger) to analyze a stack on a simple C program that contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. A couple of semesters ago, I had been given a VM pre-loaded with a more featured debugger tool called pwndbg. Pwndbg was excellent because it was easy to use and easily allowed accessed to information such as current assembly code being executed and a view of the program registers. So, going back to using GDB felt a little like stepping back into the stone age.
  • Awesome CTF : Top Learning Resource Labs
    72 projects | /r/TutorialBoy | 13 Nov 2021
    Pwndbg - A GDB plugin that provides a suite of utilities to hack around GDB easily.
  • Trouble downloading pwndbg
    1 project | /r/LiveOverflow | 5 May 2021
  • Problem in downloading pwndbg
    1 project | /r/LiveOverflow | 1 May 2021
    i have peda installed on my gdb and now i am trying to install pwndbg with git clone cd pwndbg ./
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pwndbg/pwndbg is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of pwndbg is Python.

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