Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Business and Information Systems
Dr. Wayne E. Pauli
Dr. Yong Wang
Dr. Matthew J. Miller
The binary analysis of software has become an integral activity for security researchers and attackers alike. As the value of being able to exploit a vulnerability has increased, the need to discover, fix and prevent such vulnerabilities has never been greater. This paper proposes the Binary Analysis Framework, which is intended to be used by security researchers to query and analyze information about system and third party libraries. Researchers can use the tool to evaluate and discover unknown vulnerabilities in these libraries. Furthermore, the framework can be utilized to analyze mitigation techniques implemented by operating system and thirdparty vendors. The Binary Analysis Framework takes a novel approach to system-level security by introducing a framework that provides for binary analysis of libraries utilizing a relational data model for permanent storage of the binary instructions, as well as providing novel ways of searching and interacting with the parsed instructions.
Stroschein, Josh, "Binary Analysis Framework" (2017). Masters Theses & Doctoral Dissertations. 311.