𝜇Shield: Configurable Code-Reuse Attacks Mitigation For Embedded Systems


Embedded devices are playing a major role in our way of life. Similar to other computer systems embedded devices are vulnerable to code-reuse attacks. Compromising these devices in a critical environment constitute a significant security and safety risk. In this paper, we present 𝜇Shield, a memory corruption exploitation mitigation system for embedded COTS binaries with configurable protection policies that do not rely on any hardware-specific feature. Our evaluation shows that 𝜇Shield provides its protection with a limited performance overhead.

In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Network and System Security
Emmanuele Zambon
Emmanuele Zambon
Assistant Professor

My research interests include Industrial Control System security and network intrusion detection.