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Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 11:57:48 -0400
Subject: [PATCH 2/5] fork,random: use get_random_canary to set tsk->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 <>
 kernel/fork.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index aa1076c5e4a9..b3591e9250a8 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -560,7 +560,7 @@ static struct task_struct *dup_task_struct(struct task_struct *orig, int node)
-	tsk->stack_canary = get_random_long();
+	tsk->stack_canary = get_random_canary();

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