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From: John Wood <john.wood@gmx.com>
To: "Valdis Klētnieks" <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>,
	"Andi Kleen" <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com,
	John Wood <john.wood@gmx.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	kernelnewbies@kernelnewbies.org
Subject: Re: Notify special task kill using wait* functions
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:46:02 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210411084602.GA3111@ubuntu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <109781.1618010900@turing-police>

Hi,

On Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 07:28:20PM -0400, Valdis Klētnieks wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:06:21 -0700, Andi Kleen said:
>
> > Thinking more about it what I wrote above wasn't quite right. The cache
> > would only need to be as big as the number of attackable services/suid
> > binaries. Presumably on many production systems that's rather small,
> > so a cache (which wouldn't actually be a cache, but a complete database)
> > might actually work.
>
> You also need to consider non-suid things called by suid things that don't
> sanitize input sufficiently before invocation...
>
> Thinking about at - is it really a good thing to try to do this in kernelspace?
> Or is 'echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/print-fatal-signals' and a program to watch
> the dmesg and take action more appropriate?  A userspace monitor would
> have more options (though a slightly higher risk of race conditions).
>

Thanks for the ideas. I need some time to send a formal proposal that
works properly. I would like to get feedback at that moment. I think it
would be better to discuss about the real patch.

Again, thanks.
John Wood

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      reply	other threads:[~2021-04-11  8:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-30 17:34 John Wood
2021-03-30 18:40 ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-02 12:49   ` John Wood
2021-04-03  3:50     ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-03  7:02       ` John Wood
2021-04-03 21:34         ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-04  9:48           ` John Wood
2021-04-04 21:10             ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-05  7:31               ` John Wood
2021-04-06 23:55                 ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-07 17:51                   ` John Wood
2021-04-07 20:38                     ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-08  1:51                       ` Andi Kleen
2021-04-09 14:29                         ` John Wood
2021-04-09 15:06                           ` Andi Kleen
2021-04-09 16:08                             ` John Wood
2021-04-09 23:28                             ` Valdis Klētnieks
2021-04-11  8:46                               ` John Wood [this message]

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