ROPdefender: a detection tool to defend against return-oriented programming attacks

  title={ROPdefender: a detection tool to defend against return-oriented programming attacks},
  author={Lucas Davi and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi and Marcel Winandy},
Modern runtime attacks increasingly make use of the powerful return-oriented programming (ROP) attack techniques and principles such as recent attacks on Apple iPhone and Acrobat products to name some. These attacks even work under the presence of modern memory protection mechanisms such as data execution prevention (DEP). In this paper, we present our tool, ROPdefender, that dynamically detects conventional ROP attacks (that are based on return instructions). In contrast to existing solutions… CONTINUE READING
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