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SubjectRe: [patch] Add basic sanity checks to the syscall execution patch
On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 09:42:48PM +0200, pageexec@freemail.hu wrote:
> On 5 Sep 2008 at 19:26, Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> >
> > First such checkers already exist -- they are called root kit checkers.
> > There are various around.
> > Usually operate from user space. You could run them in a cron job.
>
> how trivial do you think it is for *kernel* code to evade *userland*
> checking it? ;) otherwise agreed with rest.

It depends on where the userland runs. e.g. if it's under a hypervisor
and in a separate domain it should be reasonably safe.

And then I don't think it is much difference between Ingo's kernel
checker and a user land checker. Both can be disabled it you know
about them.

-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com


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