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ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
Undangle: early detection of dangling pointers in use-after-free and double-free vulnerabilities
Use-after-free vulnerabilities are rapidly growing in popularity, especially for exploiting web browsers. Use-afterfree (and double-free) vulnerabilities are caused by a program o...
Juan Caballero, Gustavo Grieco, Mark Marron, Anton...
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
Static detection of brittle parameter typing
To avoid receiving incorrect arguments, a method specifies the expected type of each formal parameter. However, some parameter types are too general and have subtypes that the me...
Michael Pradel, Severin Heiniger, Thomas R. Gross
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
Cooperative types for controlling thread interference in Java
Multithreaded programs are notoriously prone to unintended interference between concurrent threads. To address this problem, we argue that yield annotations in the source code sho...
Jaeheon Yi, Tim Disney, Stephen N. Freund, Cormac ...
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
A first step towards algorithm plagiarism detection
Fangfang Zhang, Yoon-chan Jhi, Dinghao Wu, Peng Li...
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
A human study of patch maintainability
Identifying and fixing defects is a crucial and expensive part of the software lifecycle. Measuring the quality of bug-fixing patches is a difficult task that affects both func...
Zachary P. Fry, Bryan Landau, Westley Weimer
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
A quantitative study of accuracy in system call-based malware detection
Over the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the number and sophistication of malware-related attacks and infections. Many detection techniques have been propos...
Davide Canali, Andrea Lanzi, Davide Balzarotti, Ch...
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
Swarm testing
Swarm testing is a novel and inexpensive way to improve the diversity of test cases generated during random testing. Increased diversity leads to improved coverage and fault detec...
Alex Groce, Chaoqiang Zhang, Eric Eide, Yang Chen,...
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
ViewPoints: differential string analysis for discovering client- and server-side input validation inconsistencies
Since web applications are easily accessible, and often store a large amount of sensitive user information, they are a common target for attackers. In particular, attacks that foc...
Muath Alkhalaf, Shauvik Roy Choudhary, Mattia Fazz...
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
Finding errors in multithreaded GUI applications
To keep a Graphical User Interface (GUI) responsive and active, a GUI application often has a main UI thread (or event dispatching thread) and spawns separate threads to handle le...
Sai Zhang, Hao Lü, Michael D. Ernst
ISSTA
2012
ACM
8 years 6 months ago
Residual investigation: predictive and precise bug detection
We introduce the concept of “residual investigation” for program analysis. A residual investigation is a dynamic check installed as a result of running a static analysis that ...
Kaituo Li, Christoph Reichenbach, Christoph Csalln...
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