Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 14:46:44 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@...nel.sg> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE request: kernel: x86-64: syscall-audit: 32/64 syscall hole On x86-64, a 32-bit process (TIF_IA32) can switch to 64-bit mode with ljmp, and then use the "syscall" instruction to make a 64-bit system call. A 64-bit process make a 32-bit system call with int $0x80. In both these cases, audit_syscall_entry() will use the wrong system call number table and the wrong system call argument registers. This could be used to circumvent a syscall audit configuration that filters based on the syscall numbers or argument details. Credit: Roland McGrath. References: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=487990 http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2009-001.html http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/2/27/451 summary http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/2/27/452 syscall-audit http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/2/27/453 seccomp
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