Panopticon - A Libre Cross-Platform Disassembler

Friday, August 12, 2016

Panopticon is a cross platform disassembler for reverse engineering written in Rust. Panopticon has functions for disassembling, analysing decompiling and patching binaries for various platforms and instruction sets.

Panopticon comes with GUI for browsing control flow graphs, displaying analysis results, controlling debugger instances and editing the on-disk as well as in-memory representation of the program.

Panopticon builds with Rust stable. The only dependencies aside from a working Rust 1.7 toolchain and Cargo you need Qt 5.4 installed.

Install Qt using your package manager.
Ubuntu 15.10 and 16.04:
sudo apt install qt5-default qtdeclarative5-dev \
                 qml-module-qtquick-controls qml-module-qttest \
                 qml-module-qtquick2 qml-module-qtquick-layouts \
                 qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects \
                 qtbase5-private-dev pkg-config \
                 git build-essential cmake
Fedora 22 and 23:
sudo dnf install qt5-qtdeclarative-devel qt5-qtquickcontrols \
After that clone the repository onto disk and use cargo to build everything.
git clone
cd panopticon
cargo build
layman -a rust
layman -f -o -a labor-overlay

emerge -av panopticon

Install the Qt 5.4 SDK and the Rust toolchain Panopticon can be build using cargo build .

The current version only supports AVR and has no ELF or PE loader yet. To test Panopticon you need relocated AVR code. Such a file is prepared in tests/data/sosse .

Panopticon is licensed under GPLv3 and is Free Software. Hackers are always welcome. See for our project documentation. Panopticon uses Github for issue tracking:

IRC: #panopticon on Freenode. Twitter: @_cibo_

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