Setting Breakpoints & Stepping Instructions

Set breakpoint, Step-over, and Step-in

In HyperDbg, we have multiple options to set a breakpoint.

One of the ways of setting breakpoints is hooking. Another way is using the 'bp' command. In this article, we describe the second method.

Assume that ObRegisterCallbacks is located at fffff805`5cbac610.

This function creates callbacks for thread, process, and other objects' tasks like creation, opening, etc. You can see more information at MSDN.

Many game anti-cheat solutions use this function to monitor processes to prevent game cheater to cheat on games.

In order to bypass this mechanism, we use the following command in HyperDbg to set a breakpoint on this function.

0: kHyperDbg> bp fffff805`5cbac610

Then, we will run our game and see if the breakpoint is triggered or not.

If the breakpoint is triggered, then the system is halt and we are able to control the debuggee.

After that, we can use the 'p' command to step-over the instructions.

0: kHyperDbg> p
fffff805`5cbac610 48 81 EC 50 01 00 00 sub rsp, 0x150

You can also add a number to instrument the instructions multiple times.

0: kHyperDbg> p 3
fffff805`5cbac610 48 81 EC 50 01 00 00 sub rsp, 0x150
fffff805`5cbac617 48 8D AC 24 80 00 00 00 lea rbp, ss:[rsp+0x80]
fffff805`5cbac620 C6 45 AB 00 mov byte ptr ss:[rbp-0x55], 0x00

If you want to step-in, you can use the 't' command.

0: kHyperDbg> t
fffff805`5cbac610 48 81 EC 50 01 00 00 sub rsp, 0x150