Re: [PATCH 07/12] perf_events: add LBR software filter support forIntel X86

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Oct 06 2011 - 12:44:13 EST

On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 17:32 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > + kernel_insn_init(&insn, kaddr);
> > + insn_get_opcode(&insn);
> This makes me uncomfortable. AFAIK that's the first use of the opcode
> decoder being used directly for user space. It has a quite large attack
> surface. Who says it cannot be exploited?

You mean:
doesn't use the opcode decoder on user space code?

ISTR Masami telling me they ran fuzzers on it, feeding it bad
instructions etc. But maybe he can tell more.
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