Mobile Application Reverse Engineering: MARA

ID N0WHERE:96483
Type n0where
Reporter N0where
Modified 2016-12-13T03:29:36


Mobile Application Reverse engineering and Analysis Framework

MARA is a M obile A pplication R everse engineering and A nalysis Framework. It is a tool that puts together commonly used mobile application reverse engineering tools, in order to make the task or reverse engineering and analysis easier and friendly to mobile application developers and security professionals.

Features supported

APK Reverse Engineering

  • Disassembling Dalvik bytecode to smali bytecode via baksmali and apktool
  • Disassembling Dalvik bytecode to java bytecode via enjarify
  • Decompiling APK to Java source code via jadx

APK Deobfuscation

APK Analysis

  • Parsing smali files for analysis via smalisca
  • Dump apk assets,libraries and resources
  • Extracting certificate data via openssl
  • Extract strings and app permissions via aapt
  • Identify methods and classes via ClassyShark
  • Scan for apk vulnerabilities via androbugs
  • Analyze apk for potential malicious behaviour via androwarn
  • Identify compilers, packers and obfuscators via APKiD
  • Extract execution paths, IP addresses, URL, URI, emails via regex

APK Manifest Analysis

  • Extract Intents
  • Extract exported activities
  • Extract receivers
  • Extract exported receivers
  • Extract Services
  • Extract exported services
  • Check if apk is debuggable
  • Check if apk allows backups
  • Check if apk allows sending of secret codes
  • Check if apk can receive binary SMS

Domain Analysis

Security Analysis

Installing MARA on Linux

Installing dependencies

MARA ships with a script that assists in downloading and installing the dependencies for each of the tools and components it ships with. Simply run the script with sudo privileges and it will install them.

After meeting all the requirements. If you run ./ –help you should see the MARA help menu as shown below.


Mobile Application Reverse Engineering: MARA Download

Mobile Application Reverse Engineering: MARA Download