Attacks on Virtual Machine Emulators

  title={Attacks on Virtual Machine Emulators},
  author={Peter Ferrie},
As virtual machine emulators have become commonplace in the analysis of malicious code, malicious code has started to fight back. This paper describes known attacks against the most widely used virtual machine emulators (VMware and VirtualPC). This paper also demonstrates newly discovered attacks on other virtual machine emulators (Bochs, Hydra, QEMU, and Xen), and describes how to defend against them. Index Terms Hardware-assisted, Hypervisor, Paravirtualization, Virtual Machine 
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