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libdft: practical dynamic data flow tracking for commodity systems

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libdft: practical dynamic data flow tracking for commodity systems
Dynamic data flow tracking (DFT) deals with tagging and tracking data of interest as they propagate during program execution. DFT has been repeatedly implemented by a variety of tools for numerous purposes, including protection from zero-day and cross-site scripting attacks, detection and prevention of information leaks, and for the analysis of legitimate and malicious software. We present libdft, a dynamic DFT framework that unlike previous work is at once fast, reusable, and works with commodity software and hardware. libdft provides an API for building DFT-enabled tools that work on unmodified binaries, running on common operating systems and hardware, thus facilitating research and rapid prototyping. We explore different approaches for implementing the low-level aspects of instruction-level data tracking, introduce a more efficient and 64-bit capable shadow memory, and identify (and avoid) the common pitfalls responsible for the excessive performance overhead of previous studie...
Vasileios P. Kemerlis, Georgios Portokalidis, Kang
Added 25 Apr 2012
Updated 25 Apr 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where VEE
Authors Vasileios P. Kemerlis, Georgios Portokalidis, Kangkook Jee, Angelos D. Keromytis
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