CertShim : Securing SSL Certificate Verification through Dynamic Linking

@inproceedings{Nichols2014CertShimS,
  title={CertShim : Securing SSL Certificate Verification through Dynamic Linking},
  author={Tyler Nichols and Adam R. Bates and Joe Pletcher and Braden Hollembaek and Dave Tian and Abdulrahman Alkhelaifi and Kevin R. B. Butler},
  year={2014}
}
Recent discoveries of widespread vulnerabilities in the SSL/TLS protocol stack, particular with regard to the verification of server certificates, has left the security of the Internet’s communications in doubt. Newly proposed SSL trust enhancements address many of these vulnerabilities, but are slow to be deployed and do not solve the problem of securing existing software. In this work, we provide new mechanisms that offer immediate solutions to addressing vulnerabilities in legacy code. We… CONTINUE READING

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