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SubjectRe: get_arg_page() && ptr_size accounting
On 09/10, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 10:21 AM, Oleg Nesterov <> wrote:
> > Could you explain what this patch actually prevents from? Especially
> > now that we have stack_guard_gap?
> One of the many Stack Clash abuses was that it was possible to jump
> over the stack gap with outrageous environment variables that got
> expanded in stupid ways by, IIRC, glibc or the dynamic linker. The
> point here was to be defensive in the face of future weaknesses, and
> try to be robust in the face of crazy execs but workable under normal
> (but large) execs.

IOW, unlimited arg size makes many interesting attacks possible.

This is clear, I was confused because I thought this patch fixes some
particular problem not explained in the changelog.



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