Debian Virtualization: Back to the Basics, part 2

Posted by netblue30 on Jan 24, 2014 11:01 AM EDT
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Linux ptrace() system call provides a means by which one process may observe and control the execution of another process. It is primarily used to implement breakpoint debugging with gdb and system call tracing with strace. In this article I will look at the security implications of ptrace, and how to overcome them using Linux PID namespaces.

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