Author(s): Mingwei Zhang, Aravind Prakash, Xiaolei Li, Zhenkai Liang and Heng Yin

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Date: 8 Feb 2012

Document Type: Briefing Papers

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012


Due to the complexity of the victim programs and sophistication of recent exploits, existing diagnosis techniques either miss important attack steps or report too much irrelevant information. As the key steps in memory-corruption exploits often involve pointer misuses, we proposed PointerScope to automatically infer types on binary execution, detect pointer misuses, and then highlight the key steps of the exploit.