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Boosting Static Analysis of Android Apps through Code Instrumentation
Li, Li
2016In The Doctoral Symposium of 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE-DS 2016)
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Abstract :
[en] Static analysis has been applied to dissect Android apps for many years. The main advantage of using static analysis is its efficiency and entire code coverage characteristics. However, the community has not yet produced complete tools to perform in-depth static analysis, putting users at risk to malicious apps. Because of the diverse challenges caused by Android apps, it is hard for a single tool to efficiently address all of them. Thus, in this work, we propose to boost static analysis of Android apps through code instrumentation, in which the knotty code can be reduced or simplified into an equivalent but analyzable code. Consequently, existing static analyzers, without any modification, can be leveraged to perform extensive analysis, although originally they cannot. Previously, we have successfully applied instrumentation for two challenges of static analysis of Android apps: Inter-Component Communication (ICC) and Reflection. However, these two case studies are implemented separately and the implementation is not reusable, letting some functionality, that could be reused from one to another, be reinvented and thus lots of resources are wasted. To this end, in this work, we aim at providing a generic and non-invasive approach for existing static analyzers, enabling them to perform more broad analysis.
Research center :
SnT
Disciplines :
Computer science
Author, co-author :
Li, Li ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT)
External co-authors :
no
Language :
English
Title :
Boosting Static Analysis of Android Apps through Code Instrumentation
Publication date :
May 2016
Event name :
The Doctoral Symposium of 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE-DS 2016)
Event date :
from 14-05-2016 to 22-05-2016
Audience :
International
Main work title :
The Doctoral Symposium of 38th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE-DS 2016)
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Name of the research project :
AndroMap C13/IS/5921289
Funders :
FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche [LU]
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