The Beast Is in Your Memory: Return-Oriented Programming Attacks Against Modern Control-Flow Integrity Protection Techniques

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Topic: Security
Format: Webcast
Return-Oriented Programming (ROP) is a powerful exploitation technique used in nearly every exploit today. It maliciously combines short code snippets (gadgets) residing in shared libraries and the executable to bypass Data Execution Prevention (DEP). As a consequence, several new Control-Flow Integrity (CFI) mechanisms and tools have been recently proposed to thwart ROP attacks.

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