Zhenpeng Lin

Email: zplin@u.northwestern.edu
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I am a third-year PhD student at Northwestern University. I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Xinyu Xing. My Research focuses on OS exploitation and defense. I love hacking in the real world. I have done many Linux kernel exploitation and contributed many security fixes to Linux kernel. I used to play CTF a lot with team Nu1L.


GREBE: Unveiling Exploitation Potential for Linux Kernel Bugs
Zhenpeng Lin, Yueqi Chen, Yuhang Wu, Dongliang Mu, Chensheng Yu, Xinyu Xing, Kang Li
IEEE S&P 2022 [code] [slides]

An In-depth Analysis of Duplicated Linux Kernel Bug Reports
Dongliang Mu, Yuhang Wu, Yueqi Chen, Zhenpeng Lin, Chensheng Yu, Xinyu Xing, Gang Wang
NDSS 2022
A Systematic Study of Elastic Objects in Kernel Exploitation
Yueqi Chen, Zhenpeng Lin, Xinyu Xing
ACM CCS 2020 [code] [slides] [video]


Cautious: A New Exploitation Method! No Pipe but as Nasty as Dirty Pipe
Zhenpeng Lin, Yuhang Wu, Xinyu Xing
Black Hat USA 2022

Your Trash Kernel Bug, My Precious 0-day
Zhenpeng Lin, Yueqi Chen, Xinyu Xing, Kang Li
Black Hat Europe 2021

Finding Multiple Bug Effects for More Precise Exploitability Estimation
Zhenpeng Lin, Yueqi Chen
Linux Security Summit North America 2021

A General Approach to Bypassing Many Kernel Protections and its Mitigation
Yueqi Chen, Zhenpeng Lin, Xinyu Xing
Black Hat Asia 2021

Bypassing Many Kernel Protections Using Elastic Objects
Yueqi Chen, Zhenpeng Lin
Linux Security Summit Europe 2020


How AUTOSLAB Changes the Memory Unsafety Game

Honors and Awards

Pwn2Own Winner, 2022
LSS North America, Student Travel Grant Award, 2021
7th at DEF CON 29 CTF Finals, Team Nu1L, 2021
Black Hat USA, Student Scholarship, 2021
Black Hat USA, Student Scholarship, 2020

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