Attack Surface Metrics and Automated Compile-Time OS Kernel Tailoring
Author(s): Anil Kurmus, Reinhard Tartler, Daniela Dorneanu, Bernhard Heinloth, Valentin Rothberg, Andreas Ruprecht, Wolfgang Schroder-Preikschat, Daniel Lohmann, and Rudiger Kapitza
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Date: 23 Apr 2013
Document Type: Presentations
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013
We design and implement an automated approach to produce a kernel configuration that is adapted to a particular workload and hardware, and present an attack surface evaluation framework for evaluating security improvements for the different kernels obtained. Our results show that, for real-world server use cases, the attack surface reduction obtained by tailoring the kernel ranges from about 50% to 85%.