[Rpcemu] RPCEmu 0.9.2

Timothy Coltman lists at maemagel.com
Mon Oct 28 14:06:18 PDT 2019

> On 26 Oct 2019, at 20:42, Theo Markettos <theo at markettos.org.uk> wrote:
> Apple is tightening up the use of code generated at runtime, since code
> injection is a common attack pathway.  It's not possible to do it at all on
> iOS, for example.  For macOS, it appears you need to pass MAP_JIT to mmap()
> and also have the feature enabled at code signing time:
> https://github.com/dotnet/coreclr/issues/18617
> I think you also need pages RW or RX - macOS has almost no pages that are
> RWX and I suspect they want to keep it that way.
> Theo

Interesting, thanks for that.

I *think* I have fixed this, at least on OS X 10.14.6.  I found an example of a call to mmap() that I could actually understand and popped it into the method I mentioned previously.  It appears to work now, though I'm not using MAP_JIT (if I do, I get an invalid argument error), and I haven't changed code-signing.  Perhaps it needs to be different on Catalina - hopefully someone will be able to test this.

A revised patch will follow in the next few days.


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