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Behavior Analysis of Malicious Code by Weighted Behavior Abstraction

Philippe Beaucamps 1 Isabelle Gnaedig 1 Jean-Yves Marion 1
1 CARTE - Theoretical adverse computations, and safety
LORIA - FM - Department of Formal Methods , Inria Nancy - Grand Est
Abstract : This work is a weighted generalization of the abstraction based analysis technique we previously proposed for the detection of high-level malware behaviors. Our approach, using a rewriting-based abstraction mechanism, produces abstracted forms of program traces, independent of the program implementation. The suspicious behaviors to be recognized, defined as combinations of patterns given in a signature, are detected by model-checking on the high-level representation of the program. Introducing weights in this approach allows us to express a pertinence degree of detection when analysis of the program results in an incomplete or uncertain program dataflow, or when abstraction cannot be performed reliably.
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Philippe Beaucamps, Isabelle Gnaedig, Jean-Yves Marion. Behavior Analysis of Malicious Code by Weighted Behavior Abstraction. [Research Report] 2013. ⟨hal-00803412⟩



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