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    Subject[PATCH 0/2] x86-64: 32/64 syscall arch holes
    On x86-64, a 32-bit process (TIF_IA32) can switch to 64-bit mode with
    ljmp, and then use the "syscall" instruction to make a 64-bit system
    call. A 64-bit process make a 32-bit system call with int $0x80.

    Both these uses can confuse some things that think they know what system
    call and arguments the registers mean. This is easily fixed by checking
    TS_COMPAT ("syscall we are in is 32-bit") instead of TIF_IA32 ("this task
    was started as 32-bit").

    I don't know of any other arch that is susceptible to a similar problem.
    I think on other 32/64 arch's either the syscall table is the same anyway,
    or it's not possible to make an other-wordsize flavored syscall at all,
    or both.

    It occurred to me that the audit case was wrong, but I didn't try to test
    it. A test program similar to the seccomp exploit would be the way to do
    it (but omit the prctl call) and there are many more options of a syscall
    number whose presumed-arch meaning is harmless and not noticed by your
    audit setup, but whose actually-other-arch meaning is something that could
    be malicious and that your audit setup intends to flag.

    The following changes since commit 778ef1e6cbb049c9bcbf405936ee6f2b6e451892:
    Linus Torvalds (1):
    Merge git://

    are available in the git repository at:

    git:// x86/syscall-arch-holes

    Roland McGrath (2):
    x86-64: syscall-audit: fix 32/64 syscall hole
    x86-64: seccomp: fix 32/64 syscall hole

    arch/x86/include/asm/seccomp_64.h | 14 ++++++++------
    arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c | 2 +-
    kernel/seccomp.c | 11 ++++++++---
    3 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)


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