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From: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
To: kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com
Cc: peterz@infradead.org, mingo@redhat.com, acme@kernel.org,
	alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Jeff Vander Stoep <jeffv@google.com>
Subject: Re: [kernel-hardening] [PATCH 1/2] security, perf: allow further restriction of perf_event_open
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:41:16 +0100
Message-ID: <20161019094115.GC9616@leverpostej> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1476716073.4032.5.camel@gmail.com>

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:54:33AM -0400, Daniel Micay wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-10-17 at 14:44 +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > It's also my understanding that for Android, perf_event_paranoid is
> > lowered when the user enables developer mode (rather than only when an
> > external debugger is attached); is that correct?
> 
> It's exposed as a "system property" marked as writable by the shell
> user, so the Android Debug Bridge shell can lower it. The debugging
> tools learned how to toggle it off automatically when they're used. It
> intentionally isn't a persist. prefixed property so the setting also
> goes away on reboot.
> 
> ADB (incl. the shell user) isn't available until developer mode is
> enabled + ADB is toggled on in the developer settings, and then it still
> requires whitelisting keys.

Ah; so I'd misunderstood somewhat.

I was under the (clearly mistaken) impression that this was lowered when
developer mode was enabled, rather than only when it was both enabled
and ADB was connected, for example.

Thanks for clearing that up!

Thanks,
Mark.

  reply index

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-07-27 14:45 Jeff Vander Stoep
2016-07-27 20:43 ` Kees Cook
2016-08-02  9:52 ` [kernel-hardening] " Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-02 13:04   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2016-08-02 13:10     ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-02 13:16   ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-02 19:04   ` Kees Cook
2016-08-02 20:30     ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-02 20:51       ` Kees Cook
2016-08-02 21:06         ` Jeffrey Vander Stoep
2016-08-03  8:28         ` Ingo Molnar
2016-08-03 12:28           ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-03 12:53             ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-03 13:36             ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-03 14:41         ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-03 15:42           ` Schaufler, Casey
2016-08-03 17:25         ` Eric W. Biederman
2016-08-03 18:53           ` Kees Cook
2016-08-03 21:44             ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-04  2:50               ` Eric W. Biederman
2016-08-04  9:11                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-04 15:13                   ` Eric W. Biederman
2016-08-04 15:37                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-03 19:36           ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-04 10:28             ` Mark Rutland
2016-08-04 13:45               ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-04 14:11                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-04 15:44                   ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-04 15:55                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-08-04 16:10                     ` Mark Rutland
2016-08-04 16:32                       ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-04 17:09                         ` Mark Rutland
2016-08-04 17:36                           ` Daniel Micay
2016-08-02 21:16       ` Jeffrey Vander Stoep
2016-10-17 13:44 ` [kernel-hardening] " Mark Rutland
2016-10-17 14:54   ` Daniel Micay
2016-10-19  9:41     ` Mark Rutland [this message]
2016-10-19 15:16       ` Daniel Micay
2016-10-18 20:48   ` Kees Cook
2016-10-18 21:15     ` Daniel Micay
2016-10-19  9:56       ` Mark Rutland
2016-10-19 10:01       ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-10-19 10:26         ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2016-10-19 10:40           ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-10-19 15:39           ` Daniel Micay

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