Compatibility information

VM Snapshots

Snapshots that were prepared in a version before 2.7 must be prepared again to update their filesystem.

A snapshot must be prepared for the automatic binary recording to be available on that snapshot and to replay the OSSI feature in a scenario associated to that snapshot.

To update the filesystem of a snapshot, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the Project Manager
  2. Go to the VM Manager tab
  3. Click the name of the snapshot that you wish to prepare again (snapshots that must be prepared anew are marked as incompatible with a red dashed circle icon).
  4. In the snapshot page, click the Update button.


Due to how bookmarks are now stored server-side, bookmark files (*.rbm) cannot be used directly in version 2.5 or superior.

You can use the script (in the Download page of the Project Manager) to import the legacy rbm files.

Resource compatibility


The following resource replayed in a version before 2.7 is deprecated and should be deleted:

  • Fast Search/Binary Ranges

To benefit from the Filters and Fast Search features in version 2.7 and superior, the new OSSI Ranges resource must be replayed:

  • Fast Search/OSSI Ranges, or
  • Filters/OSSI Ranges

In order to delete deprecated resources and generate new resources, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the Project Manager
  2. Go to the Scenario Manager tab
  3. Click the Update button on the lines corresponding to the names of the scenario you want to update.


The following resources replayed in a version before 2.3 must be deleted and replayed:

  • Light OSSI/kernel_description
  • Backtrace/stack_events
  • Fast Search/binary_ranges

In order to do so:

  1. Open the Project Manager
  2. Click the Scenario Manager tab
  3. Click the name of the scenario you want to replay (scenarios with outdated resources are indicated by red and orange dots next to the scenario status)
  4. Click Replay
  5. Delete the resources, select them for replay and click replay.

General compatibility information

  • This version is backward compatible with artifacts from previous 2.x versions such as VMs, VM snapshots, scenario recordings and resources not listed above.

  • Scenarios recorded with version 2.6 or later cannot be replayed with a version of REVEN prior to 2.6.

  • Following a bugfix, should you decide to replay pre-2.6 trace and memory history in version 2.6 or superior, transition numbers will be different after the replay. For this case, we provide a script (to run after replaying the trace and memory history) that updates bookmarks you would have set on the scenario before upgrading. You should run this script if you notice that the bookmarks of a scenario are no longer at the correct location after upgrading and replaying the trace and memory history. We recommend you backup the bookmarks.sqlite file in the UserData directory of your scenario before running this script. The script can be downloaded from the "DOWNLOADS" page of the Project Manager, in the "Python API - Analyze" example section.

  • When replaying either the trace or the memory history for a QEMU scenario recorded pre-2.2.0, take care to replay both the trace and the memory history: due to a bug fix, traces may have their number of transitions increased by 1, or a modified last context.

  • Live QEMU snapshots created in a version before 2.1.0-beta may exhibit an undesirable mouse cursor behavior where the mouse cursor of the guest is displayed at a different position than the actual mouse cursor from the controlling host. Affected live snapshots must be removed and created again from a running VM.