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From: xbud at (xbud)
Subject: Re: Linux kernel scm_send local DoS

On Wednesday 15 December 2004 15:48, wrote:
> Not by disabling the syscall but by replacing it in the manner that a
> rootkit replaces syscalls.  Build a new kernel from the same
> source/config except for patch.  Replace syscalls where there is change.
> Practical?
> Stable?
> No.  Much easier to simply reboot to new kernel.  If service(s) are so
> critical as to not tolerate a reboot yet have a single point of failure
> on this one component then there are greater problems at play.

I'd have to agree with Paul on this one, be it syscall or a binary patch for 
other code.  It's in kernel mode, if the module/patch crashes the running 
image 'oops' I downed the box.  I doubt any reasonable IT procedures would 
endure this type of fix on their production systems.

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