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SubjectRe: [malware-list] [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to a linuxinterfaceforon access scanning
On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 03:49:55 +0300
Mihai Donțu <mdontu@bitdefender.com> wrote:

> Well, here is one attempt.
>
> A good percentage of an AV product's job is to prevent exploitation
> of a security hole in a product before the vendor (assuming the
> vendor admits it's bug and not a misuse of the product's features).

just to get things clear;
you're not talking about preventing the actual exploitation per se
(that would be the job of the various protection technologies) or the
containment (that would be SELinux), but more about detecting the
presence and preventing to (accidental) use of pre-canned, widely used
exploit binaries/files ?

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