Ensuring operating system kernel integrity with OSck

@inproceedings{Hofmann2011EnsuringOS,
  title={Ensuring operating system kernel integrity with OSck},
  author={Owen S. Hofmann and Alan M. Dunn and Sangman Kim and Indrajit Roy and Emmett Witchel},
  booktitle={ASPLOS},
  year={2011}
}
Kernel rootkits that modify operating system state to avoid detection are a dangerous threat to system security. This paper presents OSck, a system that discovers kernel rootkits by detecting malicious modifications to operating system data. OSck integrates and extends existing techniques for detecting rootkits, and verifies safety properties for large portions of the kernel heap with minimal overhead. We deduce type information for verification by analyzing unmodified kernel source code and in… CONTINUE READING
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