Causes Of Memory Unsafety

Memory unsafety is a characteristic of many of today’s systems. The root cause of buffer bounds vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows and over-reads is unsafe programming. Major software vendors consistently report memory unsafety problems. For example, the Chromium open-source browser project has stated that 69% of CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) reported relate to memory... » read more

A RISC-V Capability Architecture Orchestrating Compiler, Architecture, And System Designs For Full Memory Safety (Georgia Tech, Arm Research)

A technical paper titled “RV-CURE: A RISC-V Capability Architecture for Full Memory Safety” was published by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Arm Research. Abstract: "Despite decades of efforts to resolve, memory safety violations are still persistent and problematic in modern systems. Various defense mechanisms have been proposed, but their deployment in real systems re... » read more