Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] x86/ptrace: Stop setting TS_COMPAT in ptrace code

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Jul 25 2016 - 02:38:37 EST

* Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:39 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Setting TS_COMPAT in ptrace is wrong: if we happen to do it during
> > syscall entry, then we'll confuse seccomp and audit. (The former
> > isn't a security problem: seccomp is currently entirely insecure if a
> > malicious ptracer is attached.) As a minimal fix, this patch adds a
> > new flag TS_I386_REGS_POKED that handles the ptrace special case.
> Hi Ingo-
> Could you apply this one patch for 4.8? While I don't think it's a
> significant security issue in 4.7 or earlier, leaving it unfixed in
> 4.8 will introduce a potentially unpleasant interaction with some
> seccomp changes that are queued up in the
> security tree for 4.8.
> It will have a trivially-resolvable conflict with -mm.
> The rest of the series this is in can wait.

I don't mind the rest of the series either - could you please repost it (with the
review feedback addressed)?

Looks like that with minor changes the series has Oleg's Acked-by?