Binary Analysis Next Generation (BANG)

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Tool and Usage

Project details

AGPL 3.0
Programming language
Armijn Hemel
Latest release
No release found
Latest release date

Project health

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Why this tool?

BANG is a framework to unpack files recursively and scan them. The files can be firmware, binaries, or malware. The main goal is to scan all files and perform classification and labeling. This way each file can be further analyzed based on the characteristics.

How it works

The tool has signatures, carvers, verifiers, and unpackers to deal with most common data formats. Based on each data format, the file will be parsed. For example, a compressed file might be unpacked to do the analysis.

Background information

A few names are used within the project. The GitHub project itself is named binaryanalysis-ng, with the full name being Binary Analysis Next Generation. This is abbreviated to BANG.

Usage and audience

Binary Analysis Next Generation is commonly used for binary analysis, malware analysis, or malware scanning. Target users for this tool are malware analysts and security professionals.


  • Command line interface
  • JSON output supported

Example usage and output

{"unpackedfiles": [], "md5": "c390c05f1f40112a7e4f34e7428942a8", "sha256": "bb56ae839be1742bc63c08cec08789c4bbb37cbe23e8719974c6e63212ecc3d6", "labels": ["root", "binary"], "fullfilename": "/tmp/bang-scan-xkqme9mq/unpack/ps", "filename": "ps", "sha1": "a982bc9ef7ed005625ee02855d45d813bf186bf3", "filesize": 97408}

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Binary Analysis Next Generation is under development by Armijn Hemel.


Supported operating systems

Binary Analysis Next Generation is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use Binary Analysis Next Generation.

  • Python 3

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