Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:58:23 +0530 From: Vaishali Thakkar <vaishali.thakkar@...cle.com> To: Eddie Kovsky <ewk@...ovsky.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> Cc: "kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com" <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: Getting started On Friday 03 February 2017 08:41 AM, Eddie Kovsky wrote: > On 01/30/17, Kees Cook wrote: >> On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:41 AM, Vaishali Thakkar >> <vaishali.thakkar@...cle.com> wrote: >>> On Monday 30 January 2017 12:13 AM, Eddie Kovsky wrote: >>> >>>> I'm interested in helping out with this project. >>>> >>>> I have a few small patches in the kernel. I just finished the Eudyptula >>>> Challenge and I'm looking for places where I can continue to contribute. >> >> Hi! Welcome to the list. :) >> >>>> I've been reading the list for several months now. I think I have a >>>> general >>>> understanding of the development process. Is there a specific TODO item I >>>> could start off with? >> >> What areas of the kernel are you the most familiar with, and/or what >> things are you interested in working on? That could help me tailor >> some suggestions. >> >>> Here, is one TODO list: >>> >>> https://kernsec.org/wiki/index.php/Kernel_Self_Protection_Project >>> >>> Although I think few people are already working on some of these things. >>> May be you can also check the archives of a mailing list. >> >> The list is a bit terse (it's mostly been a brain dump as things come >> up), but yeah, if you see something there and want to know more, just >> ask. I'm happy to expand on any of them. >> > > I noticed there's been some activity recently with HARDENED_USERCOPY. > And I looked over how mm/usercopy.c was merged in from the grsecurity > patch. I'm curious about this TODO item: > > Identify and extend HARDENED_USERCOPY to other usercopy functions > (e.g. maybe csum_partial_copy_from_user, csum_and_copy_from_user, > csum_and_copy_to_user, csum_partial_copy_nocheck?) > > It doesn't look like anyone is working on this task right now. But it's not > obvious (to me) what needs to happen to make progress with this. Would this > be a good task to start off with? Hi, You may want to read this thread: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9409557/ Kees, may be we should remove this item from the TODO list? > Thanks > > Eddie > >> Thanks! >> >> -Kees >> >> -- >> Kees Cook >> Pixel Security
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