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virtual machine

n.
A software program that emulates a hardware system.
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For example, VM escape [10] makes the attacker gain access to the hypervisor control over VMs running on the same node.
All of these issues can be remedied with vendor-supplied patches, but in the interim, the safest method for protecting against VM escape and other attacks that relate to guest-host interaction is to turn off services you don't need.
Key Topics Covered: - Threats - VM Escapes - Solution-Specific Threats - Traditional Attacks - Vulnerabilities - Trusted Zone Spanning - Network Blind Spots - At the Heart of the Problem - Vulnerabilities in Operational Deployment - Configuration Issues - Virtualization Sprawl - Access Controls - Administrative Errors - Future Risks - Recommended Practices - Virtualization Security Benefits - Architecture Redesign - Configuration Management - Application Isolation - Incident Response, Forensic Investigation and Incident Recovery - A Sampling of Current Practices in the "Real World" - Extending Common Controls - Where Perceptions May Clash with Reality - Gaps and Lags in Adoption of Virtualization-Specific Measures