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A Data Flow Tracker and Reference Monitor for WebKit and JavaScriptCore
Andrew Bloomgarden
Dartmouth TR2014-750

Abstract: Browser security revolves around the same-origin policy, but it

does not defend against all attacks as evidenced by the prevalence of

cross-site scripting attacks. Rather than solve that attack in

particular, I have opted for a more general solution. I have modified

WebKit to allow data flow tracking via labels and to allow

security-sensitive operations to be allowed or denied from JavaScript.

Note: Senior Honors Thesis. Advisors: Sergey Bratus, Sean W. Smith.

Code available at https://github.com/aughr/webkit_with_reference_monitor


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