Re: [RFC PATCH 1/1] seccomp: provide information about the previous syscall

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Fri Jan 22 2016 - 12:30:55 EST

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 03:30:00PM +0900, Daniel Sangorrin wrote:
> This patch allows applications to restrict the order in which
> its system calls may be requested. In order to do that, we
> provide seccomp-BPF scripts with information about the
> previous system call requested.
> An example use case consists of detecting (and stopping) return
> oriented attacks that disturb the normal execution flow of
> a user program.
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Sangorrin <daniel.sangorrin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/seccomp.h b/include/uapi/linux/seccomp.h
> struct seccomp_data {
> int nr;
> + int prev_nr;
> __u32 arch;
> __u64 instruction_pointer;
> __u64 args[6];

this will break abi for existing seccomp programs.
New field has to be at the end.