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Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:34:56 +0100
From: Jann Horn <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/2] x86: SROP mitigation:
 implement signal cookies

On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 12:59:14AM -0700, Scott Bauer wrote:
> This patch adds SROP mitigation logic to the x86 signal delivery
> and sigreturn code. The cookie is placed in the unused alignment
> space above the saved FP state, if it exists. If there is no FP
> state to save then the cookie is placed in the alignment space above
> the sigframe.

A nice side effect of this patch is that it will mitigate the ability of
a process in strict seccomp to effectively call sigprocmask() using

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