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Taxonomy of Linux Kernel Vulnerability Solutions

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Taxonomy of Linux Kernel Vulnerability Solutions

Mokhov, Serguei A. and Laverdière, Marc-André and Benredjem, Djamel (2008) Taxonomy of Linux Kernel Vulnerability Solutions. In: International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 2007) , December 2007.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8739-4_86

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a case study on software vulnerability solutions in the Linux kernel. Our major contribution is the introduction of a classification of methods used to solve vulnerabilities. Our research shows that error handling, redesign, and precondition validation are the most used methods in solving vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. This contribution is accompanied with statistics on the occurrence of the different types of vulnerabilities and their solutions that we observed during our case study, combined with example source code patches. We also combine our findings with existing programming guidelines to create the first security-oriented coding guidelines for the Linux kernel.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Concordia University > Research Units > Computer Security Laboratory
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Mokhov, Serguei A. and Laverdière, Marc-André and Benredjem, Djamel
Date:2008
Keywords:Linux kernel, Software Vulnerabilities, Vulnerability Remedial, Vulnerability Solutions Taxonomy
ID Code:7809
Deposited By:Serguei Mokhov
Deposited On:30 Sep 2011 11:15
Last Modified:30 Sep 2011 11:15
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