Disassembly of a file in Ghidra
|Initial release||March 5, 2019|
|Written in||Java, C++|
|License||Apache License 2.0 / Public domain|
Ghidra (pronounced Gee-druh; //) is a free and open source reverse engineering tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA). The binaries were released at RSA Conference in March 2019; the sources were published one month later on GitHub. Ghidra is seen by many security researchers as a competitor to IDA Pro and JEB Decompiler. The software is written in Java using the Swing framework for the GUI. The decompiler component is written in C++. Ghidra plugins can be developed in Java or in Python (provided via Jython).
Ghidra's existence was originally revealed to the public via WikiLeaks in March 2017, but the software itself remained unavailable until its declassification and official release two years later.
The following architectures or binary formats are supported:
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