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Parsing ASN.1 in Lua

asked 2018-10-18 07:42:27 +0000

marty84 gravatar image

updated 2019-01-30 17:24:09 +0000

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I'm looking for an ASN.1 parser for Lua, does this exist or can it be done? My knowledge of C is zero hence the preference to use Lua.

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Which asn1 module?

Anders gravatar imageAnders ( 2018-10-18 15:25:32 +0000 )edit

X.680 module

marty84 gravatar imagemarty84 ( 2018-10-18 21:14:47 +0000 )edit

I meant what is the protocol you want to dissect.

Anders gravatar imageAnders ( 2018-10-19 07:42:47 +0000 )edit

It's proprietary

marty84 gravatar imagemarty84 ( 2018-10-21 07:05:31 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-10-16 14:55:10 +0000

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Don't know if it is going to be repetitive, but in such case, I'd suggest to write a parser (in any language you want - I've used MATLAB) from your format to LUA.

Note that there are many tricks that it is advised to use to make it easier/more generic. For example - you are limited to 200 variables. However, there is solution if you need much more - define one global variable and make it "as struct" which contains all the variables. In such way you can have it generic.

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answered 2019-07-29 14:34:14 +0000

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answered 2018-10-21 18:10:56 +0000

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updated 2018-10-22 06:38:17 +0000

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In Wireshark we have a script that generates a C dissector from an ASN.1 description with help of conformance files and a template. The resulting C code makes use of basic PER or BER helper dissectors. Unfortunately nothing similar exists for LUA. So if you were to write a LUA dissector for your protocol you would have to write it for the serialized data sent on the wire.

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