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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Randomize kernel base address on boot
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 08:17:24PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> - A root exploit will still not give away the location of the
> kernel (assuming module loading has been disabled after bootup),
> so a rootkit cannot be installed 'silently' on the system, into
> RAM only, evading most offline-storage-checking tools.
>
> With static linking this is not possible: reading the kernel image
> as root trivially exposes the kernel's location.

There's something I don't get there. If you managed to escalate your
priviledges enough that you have physical ram access, there's a
billion things you can do to find the kernel, including vector
tracing, pattern matching, looking at the page tables, etc.

What am I missing?

OG.


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