On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:45:44PM -0400, Kyle McMartin wrote:
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 04:37:13PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> Hi Kyle,
> Here's my linux-2.6 branch with 3 NX-emulation patches stacked on top:
> I think all three should be merged, but I kept them separate for your
Can I pull this tree from somewhere?
Yes, the git URL for this is:
In looking at how "exec-shield" is used, I was thinking that maybe the
"nonexec" flag should be used instead. It could have multiple settings,
maybe. It seems like it could be used for:
There also seems to be the "2" setting which ignores the stack-exec
markings, but that seems like it should be a separate feature. If we can
clean it up a little more, I'd really like to try to for upstream
inclusion. I know there has been resistance to it in the past, but
nearly every distro includes this patch set now; it's silly not to have it
The second commit "x86: clean up nx-emu for ia32-only" adds a bunch more
#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32 around things, mostly I think the primary change in
behavior that would be visible to Fedora would be having the "exec-shield"
sysctl vanish on x86_64, and to fall back to mainline ASLR in the non-emu
> Is there a better place (public Fedora mailing list?) for me to
fedora-kernel-list(a)redhat.com if you want.
Ubuntu Security Team