Microsoft has released an updated guide on driver security. This new guide offers advice that developers could use to ensure Windows drivers are secured against basic attacks and preventable flaws.
Driver Security Guidance
This section contains information on enhancing driver security.
In this section
|Driver security checklist||This topic provides a driver security checklist for driver developers.|
|Threat modeling for drivers||Driver writers and architects should make threat modeling an integral part of the design process for any driver. This topic provides guidelines for creating threat models for drivers.|
|Windows security model for driver developers||This topic describes how the Windows security model applies to drivers and explains what driver writers must do to improve the security of their devices.|
|Use the Device Guard Readiness Tool to evaluate HVCI driver compatibility||This topic describes how to use the tool to evaluate the ability of a driver to run in a Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI) environment.|
The nice part is that all this is also available as PDF.
I am starting to like these new initiatives from Microsoft.
I wrote that they are taking a clear stance on PUA and now I see that they are actually enforcing a secure software lifecycle also for drivers.
Threat modeling for drivers is not new, but now they provide an article as an example driver threat model diagram that can be used as a starting point for drivers.
Well done, Microsoft.
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