Re: checking system integrity
>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Matt> It would be a trivial rootkit addition (if it doesn't exist
Matt> already) to cause exec()s of binaries named "tripwire" to
Matt> run a modified version which reads the same config file,
Matt> does all the same calculations, but prints out a successful
Matt> result regardless of the status of the file.
Then the intruder must redirect *all* exec calls as there is *no*
requirement that I invoke tripwire as tripwire. I could call it
"Matt" if I wanted to. :)
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