Understanding Security Vulnerabilities in File Systems

  title={Understanding Security Vulnerabilities in File Systems},
  author={Miao Cai and Hao Huang and Jian Huang},
File systems have been developed for decades with the security-critical foundation provided by operating systems. However, they are still vulnerable to malware attacks and software defects. In this paper, we undertake the first attempt to systematically understand the security vulnerabilities in various file systems. We conduct an empirical study of 157 real cases reported in Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). We characterize the file system vulnerabilities in different dimensions that… CONTINUE READING

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