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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:07:31 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: "" <>
Cc: David Windsor <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 00/12] Add PAX_REFCOUNT overflow protection

Hi David,

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 6:57 AM, David Windsor <> wrote:
>> NOTE: This is a v2 submission because patch 3/5 in v1 was too large to sent
>> to kernel-hardening.  Taking that as a sign that the patch needed to be split,
>> I'm sending this version of the patchset, with the patches split more or less
>> on a per-maintainer basis (except for those in drivers/).

How's the next spin coming? It looks like we have some new real-world
examples of exploits that would have been blocked by this protection:



Kees Cook
Chrome OS & Brillo Security

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