Grab 'n Run: Secure and Practical Dynamic Code Loading for Android Applications

  title={Grab 'n Run: Secure and Practical Dynamic Code Loading for Android Applications},
  author={Luca Falsina and Yanick Fratantonio and Stefano Zanero and Christopher Kr{\"u}gel and Giovanni Vigna and Federico Maggi},
Android introduced the dynamic code loading (DCL) mechanism to allow for code reuse, to achieve extensibility, to enable updating functionalities, or to boost application start-up performance. In spite of its wide adoption by developers, previous research has shown that the secure implementation of DCL-based functionality is challenging, often leading to remote code injection vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, previous attempts to address this problem by both the academic and Android developers… CONTINUE READING
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