Automatic Synthesis of Filters to Discard Buffer Overflow Attacks: A Step Towards Realizing Self-Healing Systems

@inproceedings{Liang2005AutomaticSO,
  title={Automatic Synthesis of Filters to Discard Buffer Overflow Attacks: A Step Towards Realizing Self-Healing Systems},
  author={Zhenkai Liang and R. Sekar and Daniel C. DuVarney},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference, General Track},
  year={2005}
}
Buffer overflows have become the most common target for network-based attacks. They are also the primary propagation mechanism used by worms. Although many techniques (such as StackGuard) have been developed to protect servers from being compromised by buffer overflow attacks, these techniques cause the server to crash. In the face of automated, repetitive attacks such as those due to worms, these protection mechanisms lead to repeated restarts of the victim application, rendering its service… CONTINUE READING
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