On the Expressiveness of Return-into-libc Attacks

  title={On the Expressiveness of Return-into-libc Attacks},
  author={Minh Tran and Mark Etheridge and Tyler K. Bletsch and Xuxian Jiang and Vincent W. Freeh and Peng Ning},
Return-into-libc (RILC) is one of the most common forms of code-reuse attacks. In this attack, an intruder uses a buffer overflow or other exploit to redirect control flow through existing (libc) functions within the legitimate program. While dangerous, it is generally considered limited in its expressive power since it only allows the attacker to execute straight-line code. In other words, RILC attacks are believed to be incapable of arbitrary computation—they are not Turing complete… CONTINUE READING
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