FreeBSD kernel exploitation mitigations
In my recent Black Hat Europe 2010 talk I gave an overview of the kernel exploitation prevention mechanisms that exist on FreeBSD. A few people at the conference have subsequently asked me to elaborate on the subject. In this post I will collect all the information from my talk and the various discussions I had in the Black Hat conference hallways.
Black Hat Europe 2010 update
Black Hat Europe 2010 is now over and after a brief ash cloud caused delay I am back in Greece. It has been a great conference, flawlessly organised and with many outstanding presentations. I would like to thank everyone that attended my presentation but also all the kind people that spoke to me before and afterwards. I hope to meet all of you again at a future event.
Update on canary randomisation for hardened Linux applications
This article is a followup to our last year’s advisory on canary randomisation for applications of the Debian distribution.
Yesterday I helped my friend kargig to analyse a rootkit he has recovered from a compromised Linux system. You can find the complete write-up at his blog.