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Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2019 21:32:00 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Romain Perier <>
Cc: Shyam Saini <>,
	Kernel Hardening <>
Subject: Re: Get involved

On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 08:16:42PM +0200, Romain Perier wrote:
> Hi,

Hi! Sorry for the late reply: I've been travelling this week. :P

> Okay, np. I will select another one then :) (hehe that's the game ;) )
> @Kees: do you have something in mind (as a new task) ?

Shyam, you'd also started FIELD_SIZEOF refactoring, but never sent a v2
patch if I was following correctly? Is there one or the other of these
tasks you'd like help with?

Romain, what do you think about reviewing NLA code? I'd mentioned a
third task here:


- audit and fix all misuse of NLA_STRING

This is a following up on noticing the misuse of NLA_STRING (no NUL
terminator), getting used with regular string functions (that expect a
NUL termination):

It'd be nice if someone could inspect all the NLA_STRING
representations and find if there are any other problems like this
(and see if there was a good way to systemically fix the problem).

For yet another idea would be to get syzkaller[1] set up and enable
integer overflow detection (by adding "-fsanitize=signed-integer-overflow"
to KBUILD_CFLAGS) and start finding and fixes cases like this[2].

Thanks and let me know what you think!



Kees Cook

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