ROPgadget Tool

This tool lets you search your gadgets on your binaries to facilitate your ROP exploitation. ROPgadget supports ELF/PE/Mach-O format on x86, x64, ARM, ARM64, PowerPC, SPARC and MIPS architectures. Since the version 5, ROPgadget has a new core which is written in Python using Capstone disassembly framework for the gadgets search engine - The older version can be found in the Archives directory but it will not be maintained.


If you want to use ROPgadget, you have to install Capstone first.

For the Capstone's installation on nix machine:

$ sudo pip install capstone

Capstone supports multi-platforms (windows, ios, android, cygwin...). For the cross-compilation, please refer to the file.

After Capstone is installed, ROPgadget can be used as a standalone tool:


Or installed into the Python site-packages library, and executed from $PATH.

$ python install
$ ROPgadget

Or installed from PyPi

$ pip install ropgadget
$ ROPgadget


usage: [-h] [-v] [-c] [--binary <binary>] [--opcode <opcodes>]
                    [--string <string>] [--memstr <string>] [--depth <nbyte>]
                    [--only <key>] [--filter <key>] [--range <start-end>]
                    [--badbytes <byte>] [--rawArch <arch>] [--rawMode <mode>]
                    [--rawEndian <endian>] [--re <re>] [--offset <hexaddr>]
                    [--ropchain] [--thumb] [--console] [--norop] [--nojop]
                    [--callPreceded] [--nosys] [--multibr] [--all] [--noinstr]

optional arguments:
    -h, --help           show this help message and exit
    -v, --version        Display the ROPgadget's version
    -c, --checkUpdate    Checks if a new version is available
    --binary <binary>    Specify a binary filename to analyze
    --opcode <opcodes>   Search opcode in executable segment
    --string <string>    Search string in readable segment
    --memstr <string>    Search each byte in all readable segment
    --depth <nbyte>      Depth for search engine (default 10)
    --only <key>         Only show specific instructions
    --filter <key>       Suppress specific instructions
    --range <start-end>  Search between two addresses (0x...-0x...)
    --badbytes <byte>    Rejects specific bytes in the gadget's address
    --rawArch <arch>     Specify an arch for a raw file
    --rawMode <mode>     Specify a mode for a raw file
    --rawEndian <endian> Specify an endianness for a raw file
    --re <re>            Regular expression
    --offset <hexaddr>   Specify an offset for gadget addresses
    --ropchain           Enable the ROP chain generation
    --thumb              Use the thumb mode for the search engine (ARM only)
    --console            Use an interactive console for search engine
    --norop              Disable ROP search engine
    --nojop              Disable JOP search engine
    --callPreceded       Only show gadgets which are call-preceded
    --nosys              Disable SYS search engine
    --multibr            Enable multiple branch gadgets
    --all                Disables the removal of duplicate gadgets
    --noinstr            Disable the gadget instructions console printing
    --dump               Outputs the gadget bytes

How can I contribute ?

  • Use Z3 to solve the ROP chain
  • Add system gadgets for PPC, Sparc, ARM64 (Gadgets.addSYSGadgets())
  • Manage big endian in Mach-O format like the ELF classe.
  • Everything you think is cool :)


Please report bugs, submit pull requests, etc. on github at The offical page is on at


See COPYING and the license header on all source files. For the files in the dependencies/ there are individual licenses in each folder.

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