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Windows Kernel Bug Hinders Malware Detection: Researchers

08
Sep
2017
Windows Kernel Bug Hinders Malware Detection: Researchers

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A kernel bug that impacts Windows versions released over the past decade and a half remains unpatched, enSilo security researchers claim.

The security researchers claim to have discovered a Windows kernel bug created as the result of a programming error and which prevents security vendors from identifying modules that have been loaded at runtime.

The issue, they say, impacts PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutine, a function that should notify of module loading. However, the researchers discovered that, “after registering a notification routine for loaded PE images with the kernel, the callback may receive invalid image names.”

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