I was looking for Linux based malware on malwr.com
and I was frustrated with the lack of analysis on ELF binaries. I quickly wrote a command line version of ELF Parser back in March 2014 to satisfy my own curiosity. After that I set the tool aside and largely forgot about it. Then I started following the Malware Must Die!
group on Twitter and noticed they were seeing a lot of ELF malware and using custom tools for analysis. The Windows realm has a lot of GUI based PE analysis software, but there didn't seem to be a single ELF based tool. I figured others might find ELF Parser useful.
The goals of the project are pretty simple: offer a multi-platform static ELF analysis tool with basic hueristics to determine a binaries capabilties.
The project is still in its infancy. If you think the tool lacks a certain feature or it doesn't handle a certain file then please reach out to me!
ELF Parser is distributed using the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0