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—Kernel modules are an integral part of most operating systems (OS) as they provide flexible ways of adding new functionalities (such as file system or hardware support) to the kernel without the need to recompile or reload the entire kernel. Aside from providing an interface between the user and the hardware, these modules maintain system security and(More)
An interrupt descriptor table (IDT) is used by the processor to transfer the execution of a program to special software routines that handle interrupts, which might be raised during the normal course of operation by hardware or to signal exceptional conditions, such as a hardware failure. Attackers frequently modify the pointers in the IDT in order to(More)
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