[Cerowrt-devel] KASLR: Do we have to worry about other arches than x86?
Joel Wirāmu Pauling
joel at aenertia.net
Thu Jan 4 17:02:06 EST 2018
If you are using name-spaces to provide a level of context separation
between your processes ... it's a problem.
On 5 January 2018 at 10:59, dpreed at deepplum.com <dpreed at deepplum.com> wrote:
> Containers and kernel namespaces, and so forth are MEANINGLESS against the
> Meltdown and Sceptre problems. It's a hardware bug that lets any userspace
> process access anything the kernel can address.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Joel Wirāmu Pauling" <joel at aenertia.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:52pm
> To: "Dave Taht" <dave.taht at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Jonathan Morton" <chromatix99 at gmail.com>, cerowrt-devel at lists.
> Subject: Re: [Cerowrt-devel] KASLR: Do we have to worry about other arches
> than x86?
> Well as I've argued before Lede ideally should be using to Kernel
> Namespaces (poor mans containers) for at a minimum the firewall and
> per-interface routing instances.
> The stuff I am running at home is mostly on cheap Atom board, so it's a
> matter of squeezing out unneeded cruft on the platform. Also I don't want
> to be admining centos/rhel servers at home.
> On 5 January 2018 at 10:47, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 1:44 PM, Joel Wirāmu Pauling <joel at aenertia.net>
>> > On 5 January 2018 at 01:09, Jonathan Morton <chromatix99 at gmail.com>
>> >> I don't think we need to worry about it too much in a router context.
>> >> Virtual server folks, OTOH...
>> >> - Jonathan Morton
>> > Disagree - The Router is pretty much synonymous with NFV
>> > ; I run my lede instances at home on hypervisors - and this is
>> > the norm in Datacentres now. We need to work through this quite
>> Yes, the NFV case is serious and what I concluded we had most to worry
>> about - before starting to worry about the lower end router chips
>> themselves. But I wasn't aware that people were actually trying to run
>> lede in that, I'd kind of expected
>> a more server-like distro to be used there. Why lede in a NFV? Ease of
>> configuration? Reduced attack surface? (hah)
>> The only x86 chip I use (aside from simulations) is the AMD one in the
>> apu2, which I don't know enough about as per speculation...
>> Dave Täht
>> CEO, TekLibre, LLC
>> Tel: 1-669-226-2619
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