Secure Compilation of Object-Oriented Components to Untyped Machine Code

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Provided by: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
A fully abstract compilation scheme prevents high-level code security features from being bypassed by an attacker operating at a lower level. This paper presents a fully abstract compilation scheme from a realistic object-oriented language with dynamic memory allocation to untyped machine code. Full abstraction of the compilation scheme relies on enhancing the low-level machine model with a fine-grained, program counter-based memory access control mechanism. This paper contains the outline of a formal proof of full abstraction of the compilation scheme, guaranteeing that low- and high-level attackers have the same power.
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