Lurking in the Shadows: Identifying Systemic Threats to Kernel Data

  title={Lurking in the Shadows: Identifying Systemic Threats to Kernel Data},
  author={Arati Baliga and Pandurang Kamat and Liviu Iftode},
  journal={2007 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP '07)},
The integrity of kernel code and data is fundamental to the integrity of the computer system. Tampering with the kernel data is an attractive venue for rootkit writers since malicious modifications in the kernel are harder to identify compared to their user-level counterparts. So far however, the pattern followed for tampering is limited to hiding malicious objects in user-space. This involves manipulating a subset of kernel data structures that are related to intercepting user requests or… CONTINUE READING
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