In Abstract Interpretation, completeness ensures that the analysis does not lose information with respect to the property of interest. In particular, for dynamic languages like JavaScript, completeness of string analysis is a key security issue, as poorly managed string manipulation code may easily lead to significant security flaws. In this paper, we provide a systematic and constructive approach for generating the completion of string domains for dynamic languages, and we apply it to the refinement of existing string abstractions. We also provide an effective procedure to measure the precision improvement obtained when lifting the analysis to complete domains. (C) 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Completeness of string analysis for dynamic languages

Mastroeni, I
2021

Abstract

In Abstract Interpretation, completeness ensures that the analysis does not lose information with respect to the property of interest. In particular, for dynamic languages like JavaScript, completeness of string analysis is a key security issue, as poorly managed string manipulation code may easily lead to significant security flaws. In this paper, we provide a systematic and constructive approach for generating the completion of string domains for dynamic languages, and we apply it to the refinement of existing string abstractions. We also provide an effective procedure to measure the precision improvement obtained when lifting the analysis to complete domains. (C) 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Abstract interpretation
String analysis
Completeness
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