AppSealer: Automatic Generation of Vulnerability-Specific Patches for Preventing Component Hijacking Attacks in Android Applications
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Date: 22 Feb 2014
Document Type: Briefing Papers
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2014
Component hijacking is a class of Android application vulnerabilities, which can be exploited to exfiltrate sensitive information and compromise data integrity. We propose a technique for automatic patch generation. Given a vulnerable app and a discovered component hijacking vulnerability, we automatically generate a patch to disable this vulnerability.