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Title:Trace-based hardware control flow signature checking
Author(s):Clark, Eric James
Advisor(s):Bailey, Michael D
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):control-flow integrity
code-reuse attack
trace
security
ARM
FPGA
logic design
Abstract:Since the widespread adoption of the internet, computer security has become one of the primary concerns of computer systems engineers, who are often faced with a choice between increased performance and stronger security policies. Many advancements in computer security impose a performance penalty. One such advancement, control-flow integrity (CFI), offers immunity to code-reuse attacks but slows down software that enforces CFI. In this work, we present a hardware monitor design that utilizes hardware support for instruction tracing to detect code-reuse attacks. The monitor is small in hardware size, uses low power, and does not decrease software performance.
Issue Date:2018-07-19
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101830
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Eric James Clark
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-27
Date Deposited:2018-08


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