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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Allow /dev/{,k}mem to be disabled to prevent kernel from being modified easily
On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 08:09:50PM +0200, bert hubert wrote:

> It blocks attempts by rootkits, such as devik's SucKIT, to hide themselves.
> It is not a final solution but it raises the bar a lot. Please apply.
> By default, nothing is changed, but I'd turn this feature on on servers
> without X. Patch:

Why not make this change dynamic instead ? eg : your system boots unlocked,
and definitely locks /dev/{,k}mem once you do something such as

echo foo > /proc/path_to_magic_entry

So the same config can be used with kernel with and without X, it's just a
matter of runtime configuration. It could even be a sysctl, as long as there's
no way to unset it.


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