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    SubjectRe: BTTV detection broken in 2.4.0-test11-pre5
    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.

    Wrong. I've seen messages on bugtraq saying it is possible to "load"
    modules into the kernel by patching /dev/kmem. Even for loading modules
    custom modules the normal way the attacker needs root priviliges (unless
    you have a world-writeable /lib/modules...). If this is the case it is
    too late anyway...


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