Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2009

Abstract

With the advance of packing techniques, a few generic and automatic unpackers have been proposed. These unpackers are designed to automatically unpack packed binaries without specific knowledge of the packing techniques used. In this paper, we present an automatic packer with which packed malware forges spurious unpacking behaviors that lead to a denial-of-service attack on host-based generic unpackers. We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of the proposed packer and malware produced using the proposed packer, and show the success of denial-of-service attacks on host-based generic unpackers.

Keywords

generic unpacker, denial-of-service attack, spurious unpacking behavior

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

Information and Communications Security: 11th International Conference, ICICS 2009, Beijing, China, December 14-17: Proceedings

Volume

5927

First Page

241

Last Page

253

ISBN

9783642111457

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-642-11145-7_19

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11145-7_19

Comments

This research was mostly done when the first three authors, Limin Liu, Jiang Ming, and Zhi Wang, were researchers working in Singapore Management University. It was partially supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) China under the agreements 90718005, 70890084/G021102, and 60573015.

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