Re: [PATCH] Don't allow blocking of signals using sigreturn.

From: Mikael Pettersson
Date: Wed Mar 11 2015 - 17:44:05 EST

Jann Horn writes:
> Or should I throw this patch away and write a patch
> for the prctl() manpage instead that documents that
> being able to call sigreturn() implies being able to
> effectively call sigprocmask(), at least on some
> architectures like X86?

Well, that is the semantics of sigreturn(). It is essentially
setcontext() [which includes the actions of sigprocmask()], but
with restrictions on parameter placement (at least on x86).

You could introduce some setting to restrict that aspect for
seccomp processes, but you can't change this for normal processes
without breaking things.
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