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XIFER: A Software Diversity Tool Against Code-Reuse Attacks

Davi, Lucas and Dmitrienko, Alexandra and Nürnberger, Stefan and Sadeghi, Ahmad-Reza (2012):
XIFER: A Software Diversity Tool Against Code-Reuse Attacks.
In: 4th ACM International Workshop on Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students (S3 2012), [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The enormous growth of mobile devices and their app markets has raised many security and privacy concerns. Runtime attacks seem to be a major threat, in particular, code-reuse attacks that do not require any external code injection (e.g., return-to-libc or return-oriented programming).

We present, for the first time, a code transformation tool that completely mitigates code-reuse attacks by applying software diversity to the binary at runtime. Our tool XIFER (1) randomly diversifies the code of an application over the entire memory for each invocation, (2) requires no source code or any static analysis, (3) can be applied to both Intel x86 and ARM Linux executables, and (4) induces a negligible runtime overhead of only 1% in average.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2012
Creators: Davi, Lucas and Dmitrienko, Alexandra and Nürnberger, Stefan and Sadeghi, Ahmad-Reza
Title: XIFER: A Software Diversity Tool Against Code-Reuse Attacks
Language: German
Abstract:

The enormous growth of mobile devices and their app markets has raised many security and privacy concerns. Runtime attacks seem to be a major threat, in particular, code-reuse attacks that do not require any external code injection (e.g., return-to-libc or return-oriented programming).

We present, for the first time, a code transformation tool that completely mitigates code-reuse attacks by applying software diversity to the binary at runtime. Our tool XIFER (1) randomly diversifies the code of an application over the entire memory for each invocation, (2) requires no source code or any static analysis, (3) can be applied to both Intel x86 and ARM Linux executables, and (4) induces a negligible runtime overhead of only 1% in average.

Title of Book: 4th ACM International Workshop on Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students (S3 2012)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Secure Things;Secure Models
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > System Security Lab
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
20 Department of Computer Science > EC SPRIDE
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 10:13
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2012-0135
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