More Adventures in Kernel Security
As promised, I took my own advice and started playing around with some of the improved kernel modules that I wrote about in a previous article. As the title of this monthâ€™s article implies, getting to use the new kernel was an adventure in and of itself. My kernel module of choice for this exercise was grsecurity.
I wanted to use the latest kernel patch and needed a platform on which to try it. After searching around for a Linux distribution that was built on the most recent kernel, I settled on the latest Rubix distribution. Rubix is a distribution maintained by Joshua Rubin, who intended this to be a "Slackware-like, stable and supported distribution" with added security.