Remote kernel exploitation

Monday, 1 October 2007, 7:05 PM EST

As little as three years ago, the concept of remote kernel exploitation remained arcane for most people in the security industry and was believed in some circles to be practically impossible, mostly due to reliability issues. However, things in the security realm change quickly. Reliable exploit techniques come and go, new security mechanisms are introduced, and arcane exploitation concepts are revisited. Sometimes an exploitation concept that was once brushed off as too unreliable is reconsidered, bringing it again into focus as a useful and feasible attack vector.

At Symantec.

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