Accession Number:

ADA464355

Title:

Low Overhead Software/Hardware Mechanisms for Software Assurance and Producibility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Sep 2006

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Memory related software vulnerabilities such as buffer overflow and dangling pointers make computer systems vulnerable to exploits and cost the US economy huge sums of money. Software tools proposed so far to address these vulnerabilities are limited in their applicability because they either have low detection rate and high false alarm rate or have a huge performance overhead. This report explores a new initiative to develop low overhead integrated hardwaresoftware mechanisms to detect memory related vulnerabilities. These mechanisms are expected to resolve the limitations of software approaches by using specialized hardware for detecting the vulnerabilities, thus tremendously facilitating software assurance and producibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE