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The Grand Challenge in Metamorphic Analysis

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Malware detection is a crucial aspect of software security. Malware typically recur to a variety of disguise and concealing techniques in order to avoid detection. Metamorphism is the ability of a program to mutate its form yet keeping unchanged its functionality and therefore its danger in case of malware. A major challenge in this field is the development of general automatic/systematic detection techniques that are able to catch the possible variants of a metamorphic malware. We take the position that the key for handling metamorphism relies in a deeper understanding of the semantics of the metamorphic malware. By applying standard formal methods we aim at proving that metamorphic analysis is a special case of program analysis, where the object of computation is code interpreted as a mutational data structure.
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hal-00909386 , version 1 (26-11-2013)

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Mila Dalla Preda. The Grand Challenge in Metamorphic Analysis. ICISTM - Information Systems, Technology and Management - 2012, 2012, Grenoble, France. pp.439-444, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-29166-1_42⟩. ⟨hal-00909386⟩

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