VMPImportFixer is a tool aimed to resolve import calls in a VMProtect'd (3.x) binary.
VMPImportFixer attempts to resolve all obfuscated API calls in a VMProtect'd binary. A binary which has VMProtect's "Import Protection" option enabled will have all it's
CALL NEAR instructions replaced with near relative call instructions (see ImportCallObfuscator for a similar method of obfuscating imports).
VMProtect usually has two different variations of import calls which seem to be chosen at random once the binary is protected. The first, being
push reg; call func, and the other being
call func; ret/int3.
Following these calls lead into the VMProtect section, which, by default is named
.vmp0. Each stub can vary in complexity and size, however the concept is generally the same. Through a series of arithmetic which is used to calculate the real import address, the final operation usually sets
[esp] to the import address before the final RET instruction.
Based on the variant of the call (
push reg; call func or
call func; int3/ret), the stub may increment the return address. This use of the extra byte and return address incrementing is used to break various decompilers from properly analyzing a function due to the decompiler not recognizing that the byte will be skipped over in runtime.
With this information combined, I decided to write a tool over the day that solves these calls. I was not happy with public implementations due to various reasons. One was closed-source, and seemed to be limited to a debugger, and the other lifts these stubs into a IL which seems impractical. I decided to go the emulation route as this trivially tackles the problem and supports both X86 and X86-64 flawlessly.
VMPImportFixer is an all-in-one tool; it will support X86 processes regardless of being in a X64 context. This means that there is no need for architecture dependent versions of the binary.
Usage: VMPImportFixer -p (required) process name/process id -mod: (optional) name of module to dump. -section: (optional) VMP section name to use if changed from default (VMP allows custom names)
- Add support for loading binaries off the disk into a state where it can be monitored at specific stages (such as unpacking) then fixed.
- Add relocation handling on X86 binaries.
- Kernel support.