Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 20:15:42 -0700 From: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc>, "Roberts, William C" <william.c.roberts@...el.com>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>, Jordan Glover <Golden_Miller83@...tonmail.ch>, Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>, Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>, Ian Campbell <ijc@...lion.org.uk>, Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>, "kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com" <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>, Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>, Chris Fries <cfries@...gle.com>, Dave Weinstein <olorin@...gle.com> Subject: Re: [RFC V2 0/6] add more kernel pointer filter options On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote: > But plain %p has definitely been a problem, and I don't think %pa is > great either. So aiming to get rid of them entirely is probably a good > idea. As you've hinted, doing this will make %x use go up, of course, so I remain convinced that we need some kind of at-runtime evaluation of the arguments coming into v*sprintf(). If we removed the raw %p format string, we'd want to stop %x from being used on memory addresses too. -Kees -- Kees Cook Pixel Security
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