Karonte - A Static Analysis Tool To Detect Multi-Binary Vulnerabilities In Embedded Firmware

Karonte is a static analysis tool to detect multi-binary vulnerabilities in embedded firmware.

Research paper
We present our approach and the findings of this work in the following research paper:
KARONTE: Detecting Insecure Multi-binary Interactions in Embedded Firmware [PDF]
Nilo Redini, Aravind Machiry, Ruoyu Wang, Chad Spensky, Andrea Continella, Yan Shoshitaishvili, Christopher Kruegel, Giovanni Vigna. To appear in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (S&P), May 2020
If you use Karonte in a scientific publication, we would appreciate citations using this Bibtex entry:
author = {Nilo Redini and Aravind Machiry and Ruoyu Wang and Chad Spensky and Andrea Continella and Yan Shoshitaishvili and Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna},
booktitle = {To appear in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (S&P)},
month = {May},
title = {KARONTE: Detecting Insecure Multi-binary Interactions in Embedded Firmware},
year = {2020}

Repository Structure
There are four main directories:
  • tool: karonte python files
  • firmware: karonte firmware dataset
  • configs: configuration files to analyze the firmware samples in the dataset
  • eval: scripts to run the various evaluations on karonte

Run Karonte
To run karonte, from the root directory, just run
SYNOPSIS python tool/karonte.py JSON_CONFIG_FILE [LOG_NAME]
DESCRIPTION runs karonte on the firmware sample represented by the JSON_CONFIG_FILE, and save the results in LOG_NAME
EXAMPLE python tool/karonte.py config/NETGEAR/r_7800.json It runs karonte on the R7800 NETGEAR firmware
By default, results are saved in /tmp/ with the suffix Karonte.txt.
To inspect the generated alerts, just run:
python tool/pretty_print.py LOG_NAME

A dockerized version of Karonte ready to use can be found here

You can obtain Karonte dataset at this link

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