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SubjectRe: [malware-list] [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linux interface for on access scanning
Greg KH wrote:
>
>
> I don't see anything in the list above that make this a requirement that
> the code to do this be placed within the kernel.
>
> What is wrong with doing it in glibc or some other system-wide library
> (LD_PRELOAD hooks, etc.)?
>

A linux virus would trivially get around that by doing its own syscalls
instead of using glibc. (It might still link dynamically to glibc so
you don't get suspicious, but won' actually use it when doing bad stuff.)

Helge Hafting


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