Rapid Prototyping for Microarchitectural Attacks presented at USENIX Security 2022

by Catherine Easdon,

Tags: Hardware Security III

URL : https://www.usenix.org/system/files/sec22-easdon.pdf

Summary : In recent years, microarchitectural attacks have been demonstrated to be a powerful attack class. However, as our empirical analysis shows, there are numerous implementation challenges that hinder discovery and subsequent mitigation of these vulnerabilities. In this paper, we examine the attack development process, the features and usability of existing tools, and the real-world challenges faced by practitioners. We propose a novel approach to microarchitectural attack development, based on