Repairing return address stack for buffer overflow protection

@inproceedings{Park2004RepairingRA,
  title={Repairing return address stack for buffer overflow protection},
  author={Yong-Joon Park and Gyungho Lee},
  booktitle={Conf. Computing Frontiers},
  year={2004}
}
Although many defense mechanisms against buffer overflow attacks have been proposed, buffer overflow vulnerability in software is still one of the most prevalent vulnerabilities exploited. This paper proposes a micro-architecture based defense mechanism against buffer overflow attacks. As buffer overflow attack leads to a compromised return address, our approach is to provide a software transparent micro-architectural support for return address integrity checking. By keeping an uncompromised… CONTINUE READING
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