‘Exploiting kmalloc Based Buffer Overflows’

Summary

‘kmalloc – ‘Linux Kernel memory allocation routine, kmalloc() ensures physical address contiguity’. Qobaiashi has published a paper that introduces a technique that would allow attackers to exploit kmalloc based overflows in Linux kernel modules.’

Credit:

‘The information has been provided by qobaiashi.
Original article:The original article can be found at: http://home.bn-paf.de/sebastian.haase/


Details

‘Qobaiashi focus on a mechanism to exploit the Linux kernel for local privilege. He explains how Slab Allocation process works and finally how to reliably exploit overflows to execute arbitrary code.’

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