Today the VMI ecosystem is made of a multitude of applications, targeting one hypervisor or emulator, with their own semantic library, which makes the environment fragmented. We need to build the libraries that will unify this ecosystem and let the developers focus on what matters: building quality VMI apps. This is where libmicrovmi comes into play. It aims to solve this problem, by providing a core, foundation library, written in Rust, to be cross-platform, hypervisor-agnostic and emulator-agnostic, on top of which higher-level libraries and apps can rebase. Rust makes a lot of sense for VMI for 2 main reasons: Rust is safe: considering that we are processing untrusted input from virtual machines, we cannot allow any crash or exploitation in the introspection agent. I will be writing drivers for kvm and xen for libmicrovmi this summer.

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Student

Arnab Dutta

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  • Mathieu Tarral
  • rageagainsthepc
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2020