Author Topic: New type of Malware can exploit memory corruption S/W bugs by undermining ASLR  (Read 142 times)

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Researchers have discovered a new type of malware that can get around Address Space Layout Randomization protection used by modern OSs to exploit memory corruption software bugs.
See: https://www.wired.com/2017/02/flaw-millions-chips-strips-away-key-hacking-defense-software-cant-fully-fix/

It appears to be a new type of file-less malware, and presumably can be stopped in its tracks in the same way as other file-less malware!

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Researchers have discovered a new type of malware that can get around Address Space Layout Randomization protection used by modern OSs to exploit memory corruption software bugs.
See: https://www.wired.com/2017/02/flaw-millions-chips-strips-away-key-hacking-defense-software-cant-fully-fix/

It appears to be a new type of file-less malware, and presumably can be stopped in its tracks in the same way as other file-less malware!

I think this was addressed here:
https://forums.comodo.com/defense-sandbox-help-cis/does-comodo-protect-you-from-javascript-side-channel-attacks-t118180.0.html;msg851226#msg851226
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