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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:43:54 +0200
From: Norbert Lange <>
To: Norbert Lange <>,
Subject: Re: Mark stack as non-executable in asm

Am Mi., 10. Juni 2020 um 12:31 Uhr schrieb Szabolcs Nagy <>:
> * Norbert Lange <> [2020-06-10 11:24:04 +0200]:
> > I did borrow some assembler files to avoid having to link against
> > (any) libc. That was for building a DSO, ultimately loaded via glibc.
> > The effect was that glibc did change the protection of all stacks to
> > be executable.
> >
> > Would you consider adding the line [1]
> > .section        .note.GNU-stack, "", %progbits
> > to assembly files?
> >
> > I know this is not a musl bug, and I can easily add the lines myself.
> musl build system (just like other libcs i know of)
> pass -noexecstack to the assembler so if you build
> the asm files as part of libc the object files should
> have the marking, if you build outside of libc i
> think it's your responsibility to add the note
> (either to the asm or via the -Wa,-noexecstack flag)
> readelf -lW | grep GNU_STACK
> is one way to verify that everything has the note.

Yeah easy to do, just may take a lot time till you figure out why just
sometimes your app gets its stack remapped.
I understand your position, the aim was to safe other people such trouble.


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