System calls and rootkits
Posted Sep 12, 2008 20:27 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
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If Linux had been based on a micro-kernel design, getting a rootkit install would have proven more difficult (although not impossible), since the area to secure is much smaller.
I guess you mean getting a rootkit to install into the kernel would be more difficult. But as there would be correspondingly more places than the kernel into which to install a rootkit, I don't think the overall ease of installing a rootkit would be any different.
Note that even with Linux as it exists, a decent rootkit need not touch the kernel.
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