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Tool and Usage

Project details

Programming language
Long Le Dinh
Latest release
Latest release date

Project health

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How it works

PEDA is loaded by adding it to your GDB configuration (~/.gdbinit). It then provides a list of functions within GDB.

  • aslr (Show or set ASLR settings of GDB)
  • checksec (Show security options of the binary)
  • dumpargs (Display function arguments when stopped at a call instruction)
  • dumprop (Show ROP gadgets in defined memory range)
  • elfheader (Get ELF header information)
  • elfsymbol (Get ELF non-debugging symbol information)
  • lookup (Search for all addresses/references to addresses which belong to a memory range)
  • patch (Patch memory start at an address with string/hexstring/int)
  • pattern (Generate, search, or write a cyclic pattern to memory)
  • procinfo (Display various info from /proc/[pid]/)
  • pshow (Show various PEDA options and other settings)
  • pset (Set various PEDA options and other settings)
  • readelf (Get headers information from an ELF file)
  • ropgadget (Get common ROP gadgets of binary or library)
  • ropsearch (Search for ROP gadgets in memory)
  • searchmem|find (Search for a pattern in memory)
  • shellcode (Generate or download common shellcodes)
  • skeleton (Generate python exploit code template)
  • vmmap (Get virtual mapping address ranges)
  • xormem (XOR a memory region with a defined value)

Usage and audience

PEDA is commonly used for debugging, exploit development, or reverse engineering. Target users for this tool are developers, malware analysts, pentesters, and security professionals.


  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

PEDA is under development by Long Le Dinh.


Supported operating systems

PEDA is known to work on Linux.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a Linux debugging tool, binary analysis tool, and exploit development tool.