Jump With Same Target

Created the Monday 18 March 2019. Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

Jump with the same target is an anti-disassembling technique that involves using back-to-back conditional jump instructions that both point to the same target. This can make it difficult for a disassembler to accurately reconstruct the original instructions of the program, as the disassembler will not be able to determine the intended behavior of the program without actually executing it.

For example, suppose a program contains the following instructions:

mov eax, 0x12345678
jz loc_512
jnz loc_512

In this case, the jz and jnz instructions are back-to-back conditional jump instructions that both point to the same target, loc_512. This means that the program will always jump to the loc_512 location, regardless of the value of the eax register. However, a disassembler that is working correctly would not be able to determine this intended behavior, as it only disassembles one instruction at a time and does not consider the behavior of the program as a whole.

In this case, the jz and jnz instructions are back-to-back conditional jump instructions that both point to the same target, loc_512. This means that the program will always jump to the loc_512 location, regardless of the value of the eax register. However, a disassembler that is working correctly would not be able to determine this intended behavior, as it only disassembles one instruction at a time and does not consider the behavior of the program as a whole.



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