Large-scale analysis of format string vulnerabilities in Debian Linux

@inproceedings{Chen2007LargescaleAO,
  title={Large-scale analysis of format string vulnerabilities in Debian Linux},
  author={Karl Chen and David A. Wagner},
  booktitle={PLAS},
  year={2007}
}
Format-string bugs are a relatively common security vulnerability, and can lead to arbitrary code execution. In collaboration with others, we designed and implemented a system to eliminate format string vulnerabilities from an entire Linux distribution, using type-qualifier inference, a static analysis technique that can find taint violations. We successfully analyze 66% of C/C++ source packages in the Debian 3.1 Linux distribution. Our system finds 1,533 format string taint warnings. We… CONTINUE READING
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