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SubjectRe: For review: documentation of clone3() system call
On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 5:58 PM Theodore Y. Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 03:55:35PM +0100, Jann Horn wrote:
> > Not on Linux, but on OpenBSD, they do use MAP_STACK now AFAIK; this
> > was announced here:
> > <http://openbsd-archive.7691.n7.nabble.com/stack-register-checking-td338238.html>.
> > Basically they periodically check whether the userspace stack pointer
> > points into a MAP_STACK region, and if not, they kill the process. So
> > even if it's a no-op on Linux...
>
> Hmm, is that something we should do in Linux? Even if we only check
> on syscall entry, which should be pretty inexpensive, it seems like it
> would be very effective in protecting various ROP techniques.

I'm not a big fan, especially if that would only happen on syscall
entry; at the point where you have enough control to perform syscalls,
it probably isn't too difficult to move your ROP stack over to a
legitimate stack.

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