RunSafe Alkemist Now Protects Yocto Builds from Memory Exploits

June 3, 2020 Brandon Lewis

RunSafe Security has added integration support for Yocto Project distributions to Alkemist, a security solution that leverages remotely deployable binary protection mechanisms to defend against memory corruption exploits. Yocto developers can now simply add a layer into their build environments to support Alkemist without ever modifying a line of code or delaying releases.

Alkemist helps reduce the attack surface of Yocto-built embedded systems, which contain identical images that mean a single vulnerability could potentially impact thousands of systems. Alkemist does this through a procedure called load-time function randomization (LFR), which restacks functions in memory before a process starts to execute in order to create a higher degree of memory diversity.

For more information, visit https://runsafesecurity.com/yocto/.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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