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SubjectRe: BTTV detection broken in 2.4.0-test11-pre5


On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Christer Weinigel wrote:

> In article <Pine.LNX.4.30.0011190710440.13087-100000@anime.net> you write:
> >On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
> >> On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, David Lang wrote:
> >> > there is a rootkit kernel module out there that, if loaded onto your
> >> > system, can make it almost impossible to detect that your system has been
> >> > compramised. with module support disabled this isn't possible.
> >> Yes, it is. Easily. If you've got root you can modify the kernel image and
> >> reboot the bloody thing. And no, marking it immutable will not help. Open
> >> the raw device and modify relevant blocks.
> >
> >Kernel on writeprotected floppy disk...

Cute. And when (not if) we get hit by new bug in the net/*/* you will drive
to the location of said router to upgrade the thing.

> So change the CMOS-settings so that the BIOS changes the boot order
> from A, C, CD-ROM to C first instead. *grin* How long do you want
> to keep playing Tic-Tac-Toe?

Now, _that_ can be taken care of (custom boot code burnt into the thing)

> Of course, using capabilities and totally disabling access to the raw
> disk devices and to any I/O ports might be the solution, provided that
> there are no bugs or thinkos in the capabilities code.

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