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Jan 3, 2018 13 tweets 6 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Inspired by the #kpti #kaiser shenanigans of late - I collect (many!) papers, so here's a small selection/timeline relating to research on CPU side-channels over the years (by 2016 it got crazy so this is nowhere near complete):
- 2013-05-19 - "Practical Timing Side Channel Attacks against Kernel Space ASLR" by Hund et al.…
- 2014-11-03 - "The Last Mile An Empirical Study of Timing Channels on seL4" by Cock et al… 2015-05-17 - "Last-Level Cache Side-Channel Attacks are Practical" by Liu et al…
- 2015-05-17 - "S$A: A Shared Cache Attack That Works across Cores and Defies VM Sandboxing -- and Its Application to AES" - by Irazoqui et al…
- 2016-03-07 - "Rigorous Analysis of Software Countermeasures against Cache Attacks" by Doychev et al.…
- 2017-03-20 - "CacheZoom: How SGX Amplifies The Power of Cache Attacks" by Moghimi -…
- 2016-10-?? - "Breaking Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization with Intel TSX" by Jang et al.…
- 2016-10-?? - "A Survey of Microarchitectural Timing Attacks and Countermeasures on Contemporary Hardware" by Qian Ge et al
- 2016-10-24 - "Prefetch Side-Channel Attacks: Bypassing SMAP and Kernel ASLR" by Gruss et al…
- 2017-02-27 - "ASLR on the Line: Practical Cache Attacks on the MMU" by Gras & Kaveh et al…
- 2017-05-20 - "Leaky Cauldron on the Dark Land: Understanding Memory Side-Channel Hazards in SGX" by Wang et al…
- 2017-06-24 - "Kaslr is dead: long live kaslr", "the KAISER paper" by Gruss et al…
- 2017-10-?? - "LAZARUS: Practical Side-Channel Resilient Kernel-Space Randomization" by Gens et al…
- 2017-06-?? - "Software-based Microarchitectural Attacks" by Gruss <--- Mr @lavados PhD thesis :)
... Apologies they're not quite chronological, these are scattered all over my zotero database; and most of all apologies for the lack of actually old papers on these topics, I'm sure at least some of these papers cite them or @cynicalsecurity knows them
I've been pulling together 30-odd papers I was going to write up, but I rediscovered MASCAB: a Micro-Architectural Side-Channel Attack Bibliography, which is a daunting, far more impressive list mainly related to attacks relevant to crypto implementation

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