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CAPEC-572: Artificially Inflate File Sizes

Attack Pattern ID: 572
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
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+ Description
Security tools often inspect executables to determine if they are malicious. Adversaries may add data to executables to increase the executable size beyond what security tools are capable of handling. Adding data to an executable also changes the file's hash, frustrating security tools that look for known bad files by their hash.
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+ Relevant to the view "Mechanisms of Attack" (CAPEC-1000)
ChildOfMeta Attack PatternMeta Attack Pattern - A meta level attack pattern in CAPEC is a decidedly abstract characterization of a specific methodology or technique used in an attack. A meta attack pattern is often void of a specific technology or implementation and is meant to provide an understanding of a high level approach. A meta level attack pattern is a generalization of related group of standard level attack patterns. Meta level attack patterns are particularly useful for architecture and design level threat modeling exercises.148Content Spoofing
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Entry IDEntry Name
1009Binary padding
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2015-11-09CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation

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