Jitk: A Trustworthy In-Kernel Interpreter Infrastructure

@inproceedings{Wang2014JitkAT,
  title={Jitk: A Trustworthy In-Kernel Interpreter Infrastructure},
  author={Xi Wang and David Lazar and Nickolai Zeldovich and Adam Chlipala and Zachary Tatlock},
  booktitle={OSDI},
  year={2014}
}
Modern operating systems run multiple interpreters in the kernel, which enable user-space applications to add new functionality or specialize system policies. The correctness of such interpreters is critical to the overall system security: bugs in interpreters could allow adversaries to compromise user-space applications and even the kernel. Jitk is a new infrastructure for building in-kernel interpreters that guarantee functional correctness as they compile user-space policies down to native… CONTINUE READING
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