Masters Theses

Title

Investigations of vulnerabilities of select directories of the Linux kernel 2.6.6

Abstract

"This paper is a discussion of current software security vulnerabilities in the Linux operating system kernel version 2.6.6. An in-depth analysis of buffer overflows attacks was made on specific directories. Commercial software, in particular ITS4 and Fortify Software, were used to scan these directories in search of common routines, such as string handling routines, and libraries that have led to buffer overflows and other exploits in the past. The results from these tools helped to determine the scope of the project and laid the ground work for which directories were investigated further for possible routine exploits"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Pagination

vii, 116 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 96-99).

Rights

© 2004 Jonathan Roger Syler Van Houten, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Linux
Operating systems (Computers) -- Security measures
Computer security

Thesis Number

T 8683

Print OCLC #

62212215

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5381797~S5

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