The Java Binary Enhancement Tool (JBET) is a general Java program analysis and manipulation tool. Existing class files can be disassembled, reassembled, or edited programmatically through the JBET API. JBET can also be used to create new Java class files from scratch. JBET uses a convenient internal representation of all the contents of Java binary (.class) files, allowing the user to edit the classes easily, in a structured manner.
JBET was developed as part of the DARPA Self-Protecting Mobile Agents project under the OASIS and Active Networks programs (contract number N66001-00-C-8602) in order to study automated software obfuscation. The Java language was chosen for this project because of the (relative) ease of constructing binary editing tools provided by the large amount of type information present in the class files. Our two reports, the Obfuscation Techniques Evaluation Report, and the Obfuscation Report, are available from the download area. The obfuscation tool developed is not part of this release.