[PATCH 0/5] split ET_DYN ASLR from mmap ASLR

Kees Cook keescook at chromium.org
Mon Mar 2 14:22:00 PST 2015

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:26 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:07:09 -0800 Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org> wrote:
>> This separates ET_DYN ASLR from mmap ASLR, as already done on s390. The
>> various architectures that are already randomizing mmap (arm, arm64, mips,
>> powerpc, s390, and x86), have their various forms of arch_mmap_rnd()
>> made available via the new CONFIG_ARCH_HAS_ELF_RANDOMIZE. For these
>> architectures, arch_randomize_brk() is collapsed as well.
>> This is an alternative to the solutions in:
>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/2/23/442
> "504 Gateway Time-out"
> Hector's original patch had very useful descriptions of the bug, why it
> occurred, how it was exploited it and how the patch fixes it.
> Your changelogs contain none of this and can be summarized as "randomly
> churn code around for no apparent reason".
> Wanna try again?  I guess the [0/5] and [4/5] changelogs are the ones
> to fix.

Ah, yes, absolutely. I will resend.


Kees Cook
Chrome OS Security

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