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Date:   Thu, 8 Apr 2021 15:59:53 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>
Cc:     Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>, Jessica Yu <jeyu@...nel.org>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@...il.com>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>, bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-pci@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 00/18] Add support for Clang CFI

On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 11:28:25AM -0700, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
> This series adds support for Clang's Control-Flow Integrity (CFI)
> checking. With CFI, the compiler injects a runtime check before each
> indirect function call to ensure the target is a valid function with
> the correct static type. This restricts possible call targets and
> makes it more difficult for an attacker to exploit bugs that allow the
> modification of stored function pointers. For more details, see:
> 
>   https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ControlFlowIntegrity.html
> 
> The first patch contains build system changes and error handling,
> and implements support for cross-module indirect call checking. The
> remaining patches address issues caused by the compiler
> instrumentation. These include fixing known type mismatches, as well
> as issues with address space confusion and cross-module function
> address equality.
> 
> These patches add support only for arm64, but I'll post patches also
> for x86_64 after we address the remaining issues there, including
> objtool support.
> 
> You can also pull this series from
> 
>   https://github.com/samitolvanen/linux.git cfi-v6

This is working quite well for me and it looks like there are
good reviews. I'm going to toss it in linux-next unless anyone has
objections. I'm very excited to start using this. :)

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook

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