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Revision 1.12 / (download) - annotate - [select for diffs], Sun Dec 2 21:00:13 2018 UTC (12 months ago) by maxv
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: phil-wifi-20191119, phil-wifi-20190609, pgoyette-compat-20190127, pgoyette-compat-20190118, pgoyette-compat-1226, netbsd-9-base, netbsd-9-0-RC1, netbsd-9, isaki-audio2-base, isaki-audio2, HEAD
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Introduce KLEAK, a new feature that can detect kernel information leaks.

It works by tainting memory sources with marker values, letting the data
travel through the kernel, and scanning the kernel<->user frontier for
these marker values. Combined with compiler instrumentation and rotation
of the markers, it is able to yield relevant results with little effort.

We taint the pools and the stack, and scan copyout/copyoutstr. KLEAK is
supported on amd64 only for now, but it is not complicated to add more
architectures (just a matter of having the address of .text, and a stack

A userland tool is provided, that allows to execute a command in rounds
and monitor the leaks generated all the while.

KLEAK already detected directly 12 kernel info leaks, and prompted changes
that in total fixed 25+ leaks.

Based on an idea developed jointly with Thomas Barabosch (of Fraunhofer

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