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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: prevent binaries from making system calls using the wrong syscall interface
> Prevent binaries from making system calls using other than one
> of the "normal" system call interfaces for that binary type.
>
> Currently there is nothing to prevent 64 bit binaries from
> attempting to make system calls using the 32 bit system call
> interfaces and vice versa.

I thought this was a feature?

> Index: linux-2.6.26.2/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.26.2.orig/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S 2008-08-06 09:19:01.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.26.2/arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S 2008-08-06 13:34:54.566992000 -0700
> @@ -123,6 +123,8 @@
> .quad 1b,ia32_badarg
> .previous
> GET_THREAD_INFO(%r10)
> + testl $_TIF_IA32,threadinfo_flags(%r10)
> + jz ia32_bad_abi
> orl $TS_COMPAT,threadinfo_status(%r10)
> testl $(_TIF_SYSCALL_TRACE|_TIF_SYSCALL_AUDIT|_TIF_SECCOMP),threadinfo_flags(%r10)
> CFI_REMEMBER_STATE

...and slowing down all syscalls for this is certainly bad idea.
Pavel
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