Oxymoron: Making Fine-Grained Memory Randomization Practical by Allowing Code Sharing

  title={Oxymoron: Making Fine-Grained Memory Randomization Practical by Allowing Code Sharing},
  author={Michael Backes and Stefan N{\"u}rnberger},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
The latest effective defense against code reuse attacks is fine-grained, per-process memory randomization. However, such process randomization prevents code sharing since there is no longer any identical code to share between processes. Without shared libraries, however, tremendous memory savings are forfeit. This drawback may hinder the adoption of fine-grained memory randomization. We present Oxymoron, a secure fine-grained memory randomization technique on a per-process level that does not… CONTINUE READING
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