Ianus: secure and holistic coexistence with kernel extensions - a immune system-inspired approach

@inproceedings{Oliveira2014IanusSA,
  title={Ianus: secure and holistic coexistence with kernel extensions - a immune system-inspired approach},
  author={Daniela A. S. de Oliveira and Jes{\'u}s Navarro and Nicholas Wetzel and Max Bucci},
  booktitle={SAC},
  year={2014}
}
Kernel extensions, especially device drivers, make up a large fraction of modern OS kernels (approximately 70% in Linux). Most extensions are benign and represent a convenient approach for extending the kernel functionality and allowing a system to communicate with an increasing number of I/O devices. A small fraction of them are malicious and, as they run in kernel space, pose a threat to kernel integrity. From a security viewpoint this situation is paradoxical: modern OSes depend and must co… CONTINUE READING

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