Title: Instruction-level countermeasures against stack-based buffer overflow attacks
Authors: Gadaleta, Francesco ×
Younan, Yves
Jacobs, Bart
Joosen, Wouter
De Neve, Erik
Beosier, Nils #
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2009
Publisher: Francesco Gadaleta
Conference: Eurosys edition:2009 location:Nuremberg date:1-3 April 2009
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the possibility of using virtualization to implement a countermeasure that protects against buffer overflow attacks. The countermeasure works by adding a few extra instructions to the architecture that are emulated by the hypervisor. After running performance benchmarks, a high overhead was observed. Our proof of concept software implementation illustrates that the proposed approach is feasible and that the hardware implementation confirms a negligible overhead.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
× corresponding author
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