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Date:	Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:30:12 +0100
From:	Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>
To:	Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>
Cc:	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: situation with signals

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 06:51:12PM -0400, Chris Metcalf wrote:

> > BTW, is everything in your pt_regs safe to modify?
> 
> What an interesting observation. :-)  In fact, it would be possible to
> overwrite the privilege level (the ex1 register) from within the signal
> handler and then return to run arbitrary code at kernel PL.  I'll fix it.

Then you need to be careful with that in your ptrace as well (POKEUSR and
SETREGS).
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