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[Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] RFC: seccomp action, prefer KILL_PROCESS or TRA

From: Marc-André Lureau
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/2] RFC: seccomp action, prefer KILL_PROCESS or TRAP
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:44:23 +0200


The seccomp action SCMP_ACT_KILL results in immediate termination of
the thread that made the bad system call. However, qemu being
multi-threaded, it keeps running. There is no easy way for parent
process / management layer (libvirt) to know about that situation.

Instead, the default SIGSYS handler when invoked with SCMP_ACT_TRAP
will terminate the program and core dump.

This may not be the most secure solution, but probably better than
just killing the offending thread. SCMP_ACT_KILL_PROCESS has been
added in Linux 4.14 to improve the situation, which I propose to use
by default if available.

Related to:

Marc-André Lureau (2):
  seccomp: use SIGSYS signal instead of killing the thread
  RFC: seccomp: prefer SCMP_ACT_KILL_PROCESS if available

 qemu-seccomp.c | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


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