Cache storage attacks

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    Abstract

    Covert channels are a fundamental concept for cryptanalytic side-channel attacks. Covert timing channels use latency to carry data, and are the foundation for timing and cache-timing attacks. Covert storage channels instead utilize existing system bits to carry data, and are not historically used for cryptanalytic side-channel attacks. This paper introduces a new storage channel made available through cache debug facilities on some embedded microprocessors. This channel is then extended to a cryptanalytic side-channel attack on AES software.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages22-34
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9783319167145
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventCryptographer`s Track at RSA Conference - , United States
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume9048
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    ConferenceCryptographer`s Track at RSA Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • Cache-timing attacks
    • Covert channels
    • Side-channel attacks
    • Storage channels
    • Timing attacks

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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