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SubjectRe: [kernel-hardening] Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] syscalls: Verify address limit before returning to user-mode
On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 6:03 PM, Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
> On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 06:02:50AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 06:00:01AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> > fs/splice.c has some, ahem, interesting uses that have been the source
>> > of nasty exploits in the past. Converting them to use iov_iter
>> > properly would be really, really nice. Christoph, I don't suppose
>> > you'd like to do that?
>> I can take care of all the fs code including this one.
> I spent the afternoon hacking up where I'd like this to head. It's
> completely untested as of now:

My older time64_t syscall series has the side-effect of doing something
like this to the time-related compat handlers in kernel/compat.c. If nobody
else has started looking at removing set_fs from those, I can extract
the relevant parts from my series.


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