ScriptSpaces: An Isolation Abstraction for Web Browsers
|dc.description.abstract||Current web browsers are ill-prepared to manage execution of scripts embedded in web pages,
same namespace, same security domain, and shares uncontrolled access to the same heap;
some browsers even use the same thread for multiple tabs or windows. This lack of isolation
frequently causes problems that range from loss of functionality to security compromises.
We implemented a prototype of ScriptSpace based on the Firefox 3.0 browser. Rather than mapping ScriptSpaces to OS-level threads, we exploit a migrating-thread model in which threads enter and leave the ScriptSpaces associated with the respective sections of the document tree during the event dispatching process. A proportional share scheduler ensures that the number of bytecode instructions executed within each ScriptSpace is controlled. Our prototype can isolate resource-hogging gadgets within an iGoogle Mashup page as well as across multiple pages loaded in the browser and still retain interactive response.
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|dc.title||ScriptSpaces: An Isolation Abstraction for Web Browsers||en_US|
|dc.description.degree||Master of Science||en_US|
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Science||en_US|
|thesis.degree.grantor||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||en_US|
|dc.contributor.committeechair||Back, Godmar Volker||en_US|
|dc.contributor.committeemember||Ryder, Barbara G.||en_US|
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