A lightweight monitoring service for multi-core embedded systems

Hiromasa Shimada, Alexandre Courbot, Yuki Kinebuchi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

The recent increase in complexity and functionality in embedded systems makes them more vulnerable to rootkit-type attacks, raising the need for integrity management systems. However, as of today there is no such system that can guarantee the system's safety while matching the low-resource, real-time and multi-core requirements of embedded systems. In this paper, we present a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) based monitoring service for embedded systems that checks the actual kernel data against a safe data specification. However, due to the VMM and multi-core nature of the system, the guest OS can be preempted at any time, leading to the checking of potentially inconsistent states. We evaluated two approaches to solve this problem: detecting such invalid states by checking specific kernel data, and detecting system calls using the VMM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISORC 2010 - 2010 13th IEEE International Symposium on Object/Component/Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing
Pages202-209
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 26
Event13th IEEE International Symposium on Object, Component, and Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2010 - Carmona, Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 2010 May 52010 May 6

Publication series

NameISORC 2010 - 2010 13th IEEE International Symposium on Object/Component/Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing
Volume1

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Symposium on Object, Component, and Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing, ISORC 2010
CountrySpain
CityCarmona, Sevilla
Period10/5/510/5/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Shimada, H., Courbot, A., Kinebuchi, Y., & Nakajima, T. (2010). A lightweight monitoring service for multi-core embedded systems. In ISORC 2010 - 2010 13th IEEE International Symposium on Object/Component/Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing (pp. 202-209). [5479553] (ISORC 2010 - 2010 13th IEEE International Symposium on Object/Component/Service-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISORC.2010.12