INT3 Instruction Scanning

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 3 years, 10 months ago.

Instruction INT3 is an interruption which is used as Software breakpoints. These breakpoints are set by modifying the code at the target address, replacing it with a byte value 0xCC (INT3 / Breakpoint Interrupt).

The exception EXCEPTION_BREAKPOINT (0x80000003) is generated, and an exception handler will be raised. Malware identify software breakpoints by scanning for the byte 0xCC in the protector code and/or an API code.


Technique Identifier

U0105

Technique Tag

int3


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