Towards Security-Aware Program Visualization for Analyzing In-Lined Reference Monitors

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Executive Summary

In-lined Reference Monitoring frameworks are an emerging technology for enforcing security policies over untrusted, mobile, binary code. However, formulating correct policy specifications for such frameworks to enforce remains a daunting undertaking with few supporting tools. A visualization approach is proposed to aid in this task; preliminary results are presented in this short paper. In contrast to existing approaches, which typically involve tedious and error-prone manual inspection of complex binary code, the proposed framework provides automatically generated, security-aware visual models that follow the UML specification.

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