Re: [patch] remove MNT_NOEXEC check for PROT_EXEC mmaps

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 15:44:20 EST

Ar Sul, 2006-09-24 am 20:31 +0400, ysgrifennodd Stas Sergeev:
> 1. mprotect() the existing mapping to PROT_EXEC and bypass the
> checks (but you can easily restrict that by patching mprotect()).

Bug: To be fixed

> 2. Do the anonymous mmap with PROT_EXEC set, then simply read()
> the code there, then execute. This you *can not* restrict!

Its a non-finite turing machine, you can also execute an interpreter.

> Now, the breakage of the properly-written programs forces people
> to stop using "noexec" on /dev/shm-mounted tmpfs. As far as I

But you've already just argued that this isn't useful anyway ?

> understand, having the single writeable and executable mountpoint
> is almost as bad as having all of them. The attacker will now simply
> put his binary into /dev/shm.


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