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From: "Ulrich Drepper" <drepper@gmail.com>
To: "Kees Cook" <kees.cook@canonical.com>
Cc: "Ulrich Drepper" <drepper@redhat.com>,
	"Jakub Jelinek" <jakub@redhat.com>,
	"Arjan van de Ven" <arjan@infradead.org>,
	"Roland McGrath" <roland@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, libc-alpha@sourceware.org,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@elte.hu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] ELF: implement AT_RANDOM for glibc PRNG seeding
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 22:42:01 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <a36005b50810172242u2ffd1049n68d956dbcd6e3fc2@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081003175917.GX10632@outflux.net>

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com> wrote:
> While discussing[1] the need for glibc to have access to random bytes
> during program load, it seems that an earlier attempt to implement
> AT_RANDOM got stalled.  This implements a random 16 byte string, available
> to every ELF program via a new auxv AT_RANDOM vector.
>
> [1] http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2008-10/msg00006.html
>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com>
> ---
>  fs/binfmt_elf.c        |   12 ++++++++++++
>  include/linux/auxvec.h |    6 +++---
>  2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

This version is OK with me as long as the get_random_bytes call is
producing 16 reasonably random bytes.  If the random data generation
is changed at some point I'd want to have very strong PRNG for
binaries which have AT_SECURE set.

Acked-by: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com>

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-18  5:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20081001201116.GD12527@outflux.net>
     [not found] ` <48E3EFD6.2010704@redhat.com>
     [not found]   ` <20081001215657.GH12527@outflux.net>
     [not found]     ` <20081001220948.GC32107@sunsite.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
     [not found]       ` <20081001222706.68E7E1544B4@magilla.localdomain>
2008-10-03  0:16         ` [PATCH] ELF: implement AT_RANDOM for future glibc use Kees Cook
2008-10-03  0:43           ` Jakub Jelinek
2008-10-03  5:25             ` Kees Cook
2008-10-03  5:29             ` Kees Cook
2008-10-03  5:57               ` Arjan van de Ven
2008-10-03  6:25                 ` Ulrich Drepper
2008-10-03 14:50                   ` [PATCH] ELF: implement AT_RANDOM for glibc PRNG seeding Kees Cook
2008-10-03 14:56                     ` Ulrich Drepper
2008-10-03 14:57                     ` Jakub Jelinek
2008-10-03 17:33                       ` Kees Cook
2008-10-03 17:41                         ` Ulrich Drepper
2008-10-03 17:59                           ` [PATCH v5] " Kees Cook
2008-10-18  5:42                             ` Ulrich Drepper [this message]
2008-10-21 20:01                             ` Andrew Morton
2008-10-21 20:22                               ` Ulrich Drepper
2008-10-27  5:46                                 ` Andrew Morton
2008-10-03  0:52           ` [PATCH] ELF: implement AT_RANDOM for future glibc use Roland McGrath
2008-10-03  5:15             ` Kees Cook
2008-10-03 20:22               ` Roland McGrath
2008-10-06  6:00           ` Andi Kleen
2008-10-06 17:50             ` Kees Cook
2008-10-06 18:25               ` David Wagner
2008-10-06 20:23                 ` Andi Kleen
2008-10-06 22:16                   ` David Wagner
2008-10-06 19:26               ` Andi Kleen
2008-10-06 22:01                 ` Kees Cook
2008-10-06 23:19                   ` Andi Kleen
2008-10-06 23:29                     ` Kees Cook
2008-10-06 23:44                       ` Andi Kleen
2008-10-06 22:07                 ` Kees Cook
2008-10-06 23:28                   ` Andi Kleen
2008-10-06 23:58                   ` Roland McGrath
2008-10-07  0:08                     ` Ulrich Drepper
2008-10-07  0:31                     ` Kees Cook
2008-10-07  0:57                       ` Ulrich Drepper
2008-10-07  1:44                         ` Kees Cook
2008-10-07  1:51                           ` Ulrich Drepper

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