Function ModelsΒΆ

The Manticore function modeling API can be used to override a certain function in the target program with a custom implementation in Python. This can greatly increase performance.

Manticore comes with implementations of function models for some common library routines (core models), and also offers a user API for defining user-defined models.

To use a core model, use the invoke_model() API. The available core models are documented in the API Reference:

from manticore.models import strcmp
addr_of_strcmp = 0x400510
def strcmp_model(state):

To implement a user-defined model, implement your model as a Python function, and pass it to invoke_model(). See the invoke_model() documentation for more. The core models are also good examples to look at and use the same external user API.