RE: Kernel-loadable Root Kits

From: Deepak Jain (
Date: 10/05/01

From: "Deepak Jain" <>
To: <>, "Peter Chiu" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 16:24:44 -0400

Thanks Crist,

        This is a significant kiddie protection item and I for one would like to
see it committed to future FreeBSD releases. [in case the patch stops
working on a future code rev].


-----Original Message-----
From: Crist J. Clark []
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 2:21 AM
To: Peter Chiu
Cc: D J Hawkey Jr;; Alexander Langer;; freebsd-security@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: Kernel-loadable Root Kits

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 07:02:51PM -0400, Peter Chiu wrote:
> Hello Crist,
> I love this idea. However, how does it affect vinum?
> Extracted from LINT
> # Configuring Vinum into the kernel is not necessary, since the kld
> # module gets started automatically when vinum(8) starts. This
> # device is also untested. Use at your own risk.
> #

I like I said, this will prevent you from loading KLDs. (period)

Crist J. Clark                 
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