[llvm-dev] Publication of an llvm-based tool that protects against fault injection attacks

Renato Golin via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Sep 1 10:34:08 PDT 2016

Done, http://llvm.org/pubs/


On 30 August 2016 at 10:04, Thierno Barry via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> My team and I have recently published an LLVM-based tool at “Cryptography
> and Security
> in Computing Systems 2016” (CS2), and we would like to add it on the list of
> LLVM related publications.
> The goal of our tool is to automatically protect the code being compiled
> against fault injection attacks
> *Title:* Compilation of a Countermeasure Against Instruction-Skip Fault
> Attacks
> Available at the ACM Digital Library:
> http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2858931
> And also here: http://thiernobarry.fr/publications/preprint/T-Barry.pdf
> Abstract:
> ========
> Physical attacks especially fault attacks represent one of the major threats
> against embedded systems. In the state of the art, software countermeasures
> against fault attacks are either applied at the source code level where it
> will very likely be removed at compilation time, or at assembly level where
> several transformations need to be performed on the assembly code and lead
> to significant overheads both in terms of code size and execution time. This
> paper presents the use of compiler techniques to efficiently automate the
> application of software countermeasures against instruction-skip fault
> attacks. We propose a modified LLVM compiler that considers our security
> objectives throughout the compilation process. Experimental results
> illustrate the effectiveness of this approach on AES implementations running
> on an ARM-based microcontroller in terms of security overhead compared to
> existing solutions.
> Regards
> --
> Thierno Barry
> PhD student at The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
> Grenoble, France
> http://thiernobarry.fr
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