Function escalation attack

Chen Cao, Yuqing Zhang, Qixu Liu, Kai Wang

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Abstract

The prevalence of smartphone makes it more important in people’s business and personal life which also helps it to be a target of the malware. In this paper, we introduce a new kind of attack called Function Escalation Attack which obtains functions locally or remotely. We present three threat models: Steganography, Collusion Attack and Code Abusing. A vulnerability in Android filesystem which is used in code abusing threat model is exposed as well. Three proof-of-concept malicious apps are implemented for each threat model. They could bypass static analysis and dynamic analysis. The result shows that function escalation attack could successfully perform malicious tasks such as taking pictures, recording audio and so on.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages481-497
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume152
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Cao, C., Zhang, Y., Liu, Q., & Wang, K. (2015). Function escalation attack. In Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST (pp. 481-497). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 152). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23829-6_33