Isolated Program Execution: An Application Transparent Approach for Executing Untrusted Programs

@inproceedings{Liang2003IsolatedPE,
  title={Isolated Program Execution: An Application Transparent Approach for Executing Untrusted Programs},
  author={Zhenkai Liang and V. N. Venkatakrishnan and R. Sekar},
  booktitle={ACSAC},
  year={2003}
}
In this paper, we present a new approach for safe execution of untrusted programs. This approach is based on isolating the effects of untrusted program execution from the rest of the system. Isolation is achieved by intercepting and redirecting file modification operations made by the untrusted process so that they access a “modification cache” invisible to other processes in the system. To ensure a consistent view of system state, the results of file read operations made by the untrusted… CONTINUE READING
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