Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Im Rahmen des Informatik-Kolloquiums, das von den Instituten des Fachbereichs Informatik, der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI), der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Datenverarbeitung (ADV) sowie der Österreichischen Computergesellschaft (OCG) abgehalten wird, spricht

Prof. Dr. Michael Franz

University of California at Irvine, USA

über das Thema:

Leveraging Parallel Hardware to Eradicate Worms, Viruses and Common Programming Errors

Zeit: Mon 17.3.2008, 16:15, 60 Minuten
Ort: K153C (Keplergebäude)


Many large software projects contain residual buffer-overrun vulnerabilities that somehow have managed to escape static analysis and source code reviews. We present an automated software-only technique to detect at run-time when such residual vulnerabilities are exploited, enabling us to stop attacks before they can cause damage. Our technique is based on generating several slightly different variants of the same software and running these variants simultaneously and in lock-step on different cores of a multiprocessor. The different variants are created in such a way that their behavior under


Michael Franz is a Full Professor of Computer Science in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and has an additional courtesy appointment as a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Franz received a Dr. sc. techn. degree in Computer Science (advised by Niklaus Wirth) and a Dipl. Informatik-Ing. degree, both from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He is a Distinguished Member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Einladender: o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Mössenböck

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