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SubjectRe: Accessing a process structure in the processes link list
How would you know the offset (location of index 0 if
it was an array or the head of link list) of that
variable in memory, in this case it is the process
table named task of type a pointer to task_struct?

Any recommendation for references will be appreciated.


Thanks,

Ali

--- Doug McNaught <doug@mcnaught.org> wrote:
> A M <alim1993@yahoo.com> writes:
>
> > Would it be possible for a program running as root
> > that wasn't compiled with the kernel to access a
> > process structure in the processes link list?
>
> Yes, but see below.
>
> > I've read an article about hiding processes and
> the
> > article made sound so easy to access the link list
> and
> > hide a process, how easy is it?
>
> You need read access to /dev/kmem and a fairly
> intimate knowledge of
> the kernel data structures in question.
>
> > Is it possible to a process to access its own
> entry in
> > the processes link list?
>
> Not without read access to the kmem device...
>
> -Doug
>




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