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Code injection attacks are considered serious threats to the Internet users. In this type of attack the attacker injects malicious codes in the user programs to change or divert the execution flows. In this paper we explore the contemporary defence strategies against code injection attacks (CIAs) and underline their limitations. To overcome these limitations, we suggest a number of countermeasure mechanisms for protecting from CIAs. Our key idea relies on the multiplexing technique to preserve the exact return code to ensure the integrity of program execution trace of shell code. This technique also maintains a FIFO (first in first out) queue to defeat the conflict state when multiple caller method makes a call simultaneously. Finally, our technique can provide better performance, in terms of protection and speed, in some point compared to the CFI (control flow integrity) as well as CPM (code pointer masking) techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
Subtitle of host publication10th International ICST Conference, SecureComm 2014
EditorsMudhakar Tian, Srivatsa Jing, Jiwu Jing
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319238029
ISBN (Print)9783319238012
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks: SecureComm 2014 - Beijing, China, Beijing, China
Duration: 24 Sept 201426 Sept 2014

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ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference10th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks
OtherSecureComm'14 seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well developed papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in ALL areas of secure communications and networking. Topics in other areas (e.g., formal methods, database security, secure software, applied cryptography) will also be considered if a clear connection to private or secure communications/networking is demonstrated. The aim of SecureComm is to bring together security and privacy experts in academia, industry and government as well as practitioners, standards developers and policy makers, in order to engage in a discussion about common goals and explore important research directions in the field. SecureComm also serves as a venue for learning about state-of-the-art in security and privacy research, giving attendees the opportunity to network with experts in the field.
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