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Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 11:57:50 -0400
Subject: [PATCH 4/5] arm64: ascii armor the arm64 boot init stack canary

From: Rik van Riel <>

Use the ascii-armor canary to prevent unterminated C string overflows
from being able to successfully overwrite the canary, even if they
somehow obtain the canary value.

Inspired by execshield ascii-armor and Daniel Micay's linux-hardened tree.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <>
 arch/arm64/include/asm/stackprotector.h | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/stackprotector.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/stackprotector.h
index fe5e287dc56b..b86a0865ddf1 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/stackprotector.h
+++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/stackprotector.h
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ static __always_inline void boot_init_stack_canary(void)
 	/* Try to get a semi random initial value. */
 	get_random_bytes(&canary, sizeof(canary));
+	canary &= CANARY_MASK;
 	current->stack_canary = canary;
 	__stack_chk_guard = current->stack_canary;

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