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Spring 2017
May 30, 2020
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CSCI 2951U - Topics in Software Security
This course investigates the state-of-the-art in software exploitation and defense. Specifically, the course is structured as a seminar where students present research papers to their peers. We will begin with a summary of prevalent software defects, typically found in applications written in memory unsafe languages, and proceed to surveying what we are up against: traditional and modern exploitation techniques, ranging from classical code injection and code reuse up to the newest goodies (JIT-ROP, Blind ROP). For the bulk part, we will focus on the latest advances in protection mechanisms, mitigation techniques, and tools against modern vulnerability classes and exploitation methods.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Computer Science Department

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