Bojan Cukic


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Shellcode_IA32: A Dataset for Automatic Shellcode Generation
Pietro Liguori | Erfan Al-Hossami | Domenico Cotroneo | Roberto Natella | Bojan Cukic | Samira Shaikh
Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Programming (NLP4Prog 2021)

We take the first step to address the task of automatically generating shellcodes, i.e., small pieces of code used as a payload in the exploitation of a software vulnerability, starting from natural language comments. We assemble and release a novel dataset (Shellcode_IA32), consisting of challenging but common assembly instructions with their natural language descriptions. We experiment with standard methods in neural machine translation (NMT) to establish baseline performance levels on this task.