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Learning Linux Binary Analysis by Ryan elfmaster O'Neill

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Process memory viruses and rootkits – remote code injection techniques

Up until now, we've covered the fundamentals of infecting ELF binaries with parasite code, which is enough to keep you busy for at least several months of coding and experimentation. This chapter would not be complete, though, without a thorough discussion of infecting process memory. As we've learned, a program in memory is not much different than it is on disk, and we can access and manipulate a running program with the ptrace system call, as shown in Chapter 3, Linux Process Tracing. Process infections are a lot more stealthy than binary infections, since they don't modify anything on disk. Therefore, process memory infections are usually an attempt at defeating forensic ...

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