Let's say I want to find any libraries that use AVX, or the VZEROALL instruction? How could I go about doing that?

I don't care if the AVX was hand written or compiled, I'll look that up later. I'm wanting to see some example code of AVX instructions (and x86-extensions) in use. Is there an instruction grep? Radare has /c op, but I cant find anything with this.

find /usr/lib -type f -name '*ssl*.so' -exec radare2 {} -qc "/c VZEROALL" \;

Is there anything I can use to check Radare? Or scan executable sections in ELFs for a specific instruction?

Not this isn't really programming question. It's more like a binary-grep for instruction question.

  • You can use a normal text-based grep if you have a disassembler
    – Fox
    Oct 27, 2018 at 0:56

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Radare2 accepts assembly commands in lower case only. The following should work (albeit is not guaranteed to return any results):

find /usr/lib -type f -name '*ssl*.so' -exec radare2 {} -qc "/c vzeroall" \;

It's also possible to look up assembly commands using objdump. In that case your example would look like this:

find /usr/lib -type f -name '*ssl*.so' -exec bash -c 'objdump -d "$0" | grep -iq vzeroall' {} \; -print

One advantage of this approach would be the ability to specify the desired assembly instructions as ordinary regular expressions.

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