Call to Interrupt Procedure

Created the Friday 10 March 2023. Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

This anti-debugging technique involves using the INT n instruction to generate a call to the interrupt or exception handler specified with the destination operand.

To implement this technique, the int 0x03 instruction is executed, followed by a ret (0xCD03, 0xC3) nested in a __try, __except block. If a debugger is present, the except block will not be executed, and the function will return TRUE, indicating that a debugger is running.

This technique can be used to prevent analysts from analyzing and manipulating the malware's code during runtime.


Technique Identifier

U0124


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