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Deobfuscating tools for the validation and verification of tamper-proofed…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78086
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O064-NC5-1013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GrammaTech, Inc
531 Esty Street Ithaca, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Deobfuscating tools for the validation and verification of tamper-proofed software
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-06-M-8079
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a deobfuscation tool that uses machine-code analysis to expose self-protecting malware for further analysis (e.g., by an automated malware detector, or a human analyst) using dynamic disassembly techniques. The proposed deobfuscator will also be capable of checking that the (self-protecting) program output from a tamper-proofing tool is indeed protected, and has the same behavior as the input program. Our approach combines the strengths of static analysis and dynamic analysis. This allows us to have the precision of dynamic analysis, but with much better coverage, thus recovering some of the completeness of static analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Johnson
Software Engineer
6072737340
tjohnson@grammatech.com

Business Contact:

Ray Teitelbaum
CEO Chairman
6072737340
tt@grammatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GRAMMATECH, INC.
317 N. Aurora Street Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 161338879
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN, COMP. SCI.
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706
Contact: Thomas Reps
Contact Phone: (608) 262-2091
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university