Bypassing the integrity checking of rights objects in OMA DRM: A case study with the MelOn music service

Jusop Choi, William Aiken, Jungwoo Ryoo, Hyoungshick Kim

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Abstract

Commercial digital music is typically distributed in the music source market via Digital Rights Management systems (DRM). DRM systems help remotely control the music contents. The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) DRM became the de facto standard after major market adoption because of its support for a wide variety of different business and usage models. In OMA DRM, a popular business model is a (monthly) subscription enforced by controlling the period of playback time; once the given period of time expires, the music cannot be played. In this paper, we demonstrate how to bypass the integrity checking of the rights object in the OMA DRM system through a case study of MelOn (a well-known music distribution service in South Korea) by reverse engineering its media player equipped with a DRM agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM IMCOM 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341424
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2016
Event10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2016 - Danang, Viet Nam
Duration: Jan 4 2016Jan 6 2016

Publication series

NameACM IMCOM 2016: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication

Other

Other10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, IMCOM 2016
CountryViet Nam
CityDanang
Period1/4/161/6/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Choi, J., Aiken, W., Ryoo, J., & Kim, H. (2016). Bypassing the integrity checking of rights objects in OMA DRM: A case study with the MelOn music service. In ACM IMCOM 2016: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication [a62] (ACM IMCOM 2016: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2857546.2857609