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*2016-09-07: The general introductory meeting will be on the 2016-10-17 10am in Auditorium 3
*2016-09-07: Updated for WS2016/2017

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NOTE: This year we're running the course without groups, i.e. one person, one board. This implies that we have a hard limit of 24 students. We're doing First-Come-First-Serve, registration by , reception timestamp of mail counts. If you want to join the course, mail now! (And additionally enroll on ISIS and register through QISPOS, if the latter applies to you.)

Course Overview

Credit
6 ECTS / 4 SWS
Teaching Period
WS2016/2017
Lecturer
Prof. Jean-Pierre Seifert
Course ID
0434 L 972
Room
TEL-building, Auditorium 3 (20th floor)
Time
Monday, 12 - 14 hrs (weekly)
Content
The security lab offers students the opportunity to learn how to analyze the system security of Linux-based systems, with a focus on embedded systems. It covers topics from hardware security and debug facilities and then moves on to software security issues in applications and finally the kernel.
Students will have to solve multiple challenges, where a system has to be analyzed and then compromised. Basic Linux and C programming knowledge is required.
The lab is organized as a practical course (PR) and students will be working individually with an ARM development board (Raspberry Pi II).

TOPICS:
* Serial interface
* ARM introduction
* JTAG hardware debugging interface
* OpenOCD, BusPirate
* Software debugging with GDB
* Linux security tools
* Applied public key cryptography, certificates and signatures
* (Advanced) shellcode
* Format string vulnerabilities
* NX/XD/XN, ASLR, stack canaries
* ELF binary format
* Heap
* Integer overflows
* Kernel security
Prerequisites
Linux and C programming knowledge is required
Target Audience
Students interested in hardware and software security with a focus on embedded systems and Linux
Course Language
English
Contact Information
Jan Nordholz, Julian Vetter, Robert Buhren

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