June 21-24, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA + Virtual
View More Details & Registration
Note: The schedule is subject to change.

The Sched app allows you to build your schedule but is not a substitute for your event registration. You must be registered for Open Source Summit North America 2022 to participate in the sessions. If you have not registered but would like to join us, please go to the event registration page to purchase a registration.

This schedule is automatically displayed in Central Daylight Time (UTC -5). To see the schedule in your preferred timezone, please select from the drop-down menu to the right, above "Filter by Date."

IMPORTANT NOTE: Timing of sessions and room locations are subject to change.

Friday, June 24 • 11:10am - 11:50am
Hardware Protections Against ROP Attacks - Mike Rapoport, IBM

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Nowadays processor manufactures enhance modern CPUs with hardware security features, among them hardware protections against ROP attacks. There are memory and address tagging, pointer authentication, hardware shadow stacks, hashed instructions, branch target identification to name a few. This talk will cover technical details of various hardware protections against ROP attacks, their implications on the software stack from the Linux kernel through toolchain and low level libraries to tools that must control execution of other process like GDB and CRIU. In conclusion, the current state of Linux support for hardware protection against ROP atacks will be presented.


Mike Rapoport

Researcher, IBM
Mike has lots of programming experience in different areas ranging from medical equipment to visual simulation, but most of all he likes hacking on Linux kernel and low level stuff. Throughout his career Mike promoted use of free and open source software and made quite a few contributions... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2022 11:10am - 11:50am CDT
Lone Star F (Level 3)
  LinuxCon, Security