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From: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Adam Zabrocki <pi3@pi3.com.pl>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com, Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@hotmail.de>
Subject: Re: Curiosity around 'exec_id' and some problems associated with it
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:34:46 +0200
Message-ID: <20200330083446.GA13522@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <202003291528.730A329@keescook>

On 03/29, Kees Cook wrote:
>
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 10:50:49PM +0100, Adam Zabrocki wrote:
> >
> > In short, if you hold the file descriptor open over an execve() (e.g. share it
> > with child) the old VM is preserved (refcounted) and might be never released.
> > Essentially, mother process' VM will be still in memory (and pointer to it is
> > valid) even if the mother process passed an execve().

This was true after e268337dfe26dfc7efd422a804dbb27977a3cccc, but please see
6d08f2c7139790c ("proc: make sure mem_open() doesn't pin the target's memory"),
iir it was merged soon after the 1st commit.

Oleg.


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Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-24 21:50 Adam Zabrocki
2020-03-29 22:43 ` Kees Cook
2020-03-30  8:34   ` Oleg Nesterov [this message]
2020-03-31  4:29   ` Adam Zabrocki
2020-04-01 20:47   ` [PATCH] signal: Extend exec_id to 64bits Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-01 20:55     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-04-01 21:03       ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-01 23:37     ` Jann Horn
2020-04-01 23:51       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-04-01 23:55         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-04-02  1:35           ` Jann Horn
2020-04-02  2:05             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-04-02 13:11               ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-02 18:06                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-04-02  4:46     ` Jann Horn
2020-04-02 14:14       ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-04-03  2:11       ` Adam Zabrocki
2020-04-02  7:19     ` Kees Cook
2020-04-02  7:22     ` Bernd Edlinger

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