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June 21-24, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA + Virtual
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Friday, June 24 • 11:10am - 11:50am
Hardware Protections Against ROP Attacks - Mike Rapoport, IBM

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Nowadays processor manufactures enhance modern CPUs with hardware security features, among them hardware protections against ROP attacks. There are memory and address tagging, pointer authentication, hardware shadow stacks, hashed instructions, branch target identification to name a few. This talk will cover technical details of various hardware protections against ROP attacks, their implications on the software stack from the Linux kernel through toolchain and low level libraries to tools that must control execution of other process like GDB and CRIU. In conclusion, the current state of Linux support for hardware protection against ROP atacks will be presented.

Speakers
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Mike Rapoport

Researcher, IBM
Mike has lots of programming experience in different areas ranging from medical equipment to visual simulation, but most of all he likes hacking on Linux kernel and low level stuff. Throughout his career Mike promoted use of free and open source software and made quite a few contributions... Read More →



Friday June 24, 2022 11:10am - 11:50am CDT
Lone Star F (Level 3)
  LinuxCon, Security