Re: [PATCH v2 10/10] binfmt_flat: allow compressed flat binary format to work on MMU systems

From: One Thousand Gnomes
Date: Mon Jul 18 2016 - 07:47:31 EST

On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:31:56 -0400
Nicolas Pitre <nicolas.pitre@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Let's take the simple and obvious approach by decompressing the binary
> into a kernel buffer and then copying it to user space. Those who are
> looking for more performance on a MMU system are unlikely to choose this
> executable format anyway.

The flat loader takes a very casual attitude to overruns and corrupted
binaries. It's after all MMUless so has no real security model. If you
enable flat for an MMU system then IMHO those all need to be fixed
including all the missing overflow checks on the maths on textlen and the