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KPTI (Meltdown Mitigation) 對 MyISAM 的痛點

MariaDB 的「MyISAM and KPTI – Performance Implications From The Meltdown Fix」這篇看到頗驚人的數字,這篇提到了他們收到回報 (回報的 ticket 可以參考「[MDEV-15072] Massive performance impact after PTI fix - JIRA」),說 KPTI (Meltdown Mitigation) 對 MyISAM 效能影響巨大:

Recently we had a report from a user who had seen a stunning 90% performance regression after upgrading his server to a Linux kernel with KPTI (kernel page-table isolation – a remedy for the Meltdown vulnerability).

他們發現 90% 是因為 VMware 舊版本無法使用 CPU feature 加速,在新版應該可以改善不少。但即使如此,文章內還是在實體機器上看到了 40% 的效能損失:

A big deal of those 90% was caused by running in an old version of VMware which doesn’t pass the PCID and INVPCID capabilities of the CPU to the guest. But I could reproduce a regression around 40% even on bare metal.

然後後面就在推銷 MariaDB 的 Aria Storage Engine 了,不是那麼重要... 不過知道 MyISAM 在 KPTI 下這麼傷還蠻重要的,因為接下來五年應該都還是愈的到 KPTI,應該還是有人在用 MyISAM...

Fortnite 看起來沒上 Auto Scaling?(或是沒正確設好?)

Fortnite 遊戲的伺服器放在 AWS 上,看起來這波 Meltdown 的安全更新 (KPTI) 造成非常大的 overhead:


We wanted to provide a bit more context for the most recent login issues and service instability. All of our cloud services are affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. We heavily rely on cloud services to run our back-end and we may experience further service issues due to ongoing updates.

最有可能的是把 AWS 當作一般的 VPS 在用,另外一種可能是有部份內部服務沒有 scale,造成上了 KPTI 後 overhead 增加,就卡住了...

用 Composer 的 require 限制,擋掉有安全漏洞的 library...

查資料的時候查到的,在 GitHub 上的 Roave/SecurityAdvisories 這個專案利用 Composerrequire 條件限制,擋掉有安全漏洞的 library:

This package ensures that your application doesn't have installed dependencies with known security vulnerabilities.

看一下 composer.json 就知道作法了,裡面的 description 也說明了這個專案的用法:

Prevents installation of composer packages with known security vulnerabilities: no API, simply require it

這方法頗不賴的 XDDD

GitHub 推出安全通知的功能

剛好是之前推出 Dependency Graph 後可以拿出來善用的利用:「Introducing security alerts on GitHub」,先前提到的 Dependency Graph 則是在「A more connected universe」這邊。

Vulnerability coverage 的部份有提到範圍,至少有公開 CVE 的會納入:

Vulnerabilities that have CVE IDs (publicly disclosed vulnerabilities from the National Vulnerability Database) will be included in security alerts. However, not all vulnerabilities have CVE IDs—even many publicly disclosed vulnerabilities don't have them. We'll continue to get better at identifying vulnerabilities as our security data grows. For more help managing security issues, check out our security partners in the GitHub Marketplace.

然後這系列功能目前只支援 JavaScriptRuby,下一個應該是 Python

The dependency graph and security alerts currently support Javascript and Ruby—with Python support coming in 2018.

Node.js 預定在十月 24 號發表安全性更新

在「DOS security vulnerability, October 2017」這邊先發佈了日期與影響範圍,細節預定在 10/24 發表:

The Node.js project will be releasing new versions of 4.x, 6.x, and 8.x the week of the 24th of October to incorporate a security fix.

Versions 4.8.2 and later of Node.js are vulnerable.
Versions 6.10.2 and later of Node.js are vulnerable.
Versions 8.x of Node.js are vulnerable.

有心人應該可以去翻 4.8.2 改了什麼 (或是 6.10.2),不知道是不是跟前陣子的「V8 對 Hash Flooding 的防禦措施」有關...

舊 bug 新名字:httpoxy

依照慣例,security issue 都會取個名字,這次叫做 httpoxy:「A CGI application vulnerability for PHP, Go, Python and others」。


  • RFC 3875 (The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Version 1.1) 定義了 CGI 環境會把 Header 裡的 Proxy 欄位放到環境變數裡的 HTTP_PROXY
  • 而很多程式會拿環境變數裡的 HTTP_PROXY 當作 proxy 設定。

這件事情 2001 年在 libwww-perl 就有發生過 (並且修正),curl 也發生過 (然後修正),2012 年在 Ruby 的 Net::HTTP 也發生過 (也修正了)。

然後在 2016 年還是被發現有很多應用程式會中獎... 這頭好痛啊 :o

PuTTY 安全性問題 (CVE-2015-5309)

雖然很久沒用 PuTTY 了 (因為用 Ubuntu 很久了),不過很難得看到 PuTTY 有安全性問題。

PuTTY 官方發佈了安全性通報 CVE-2015-5309:「PuTTY vulnerability vuln-ech-overflow」:

Versions of PuTTY and pterm between 0.54 and 0.65 inclusive have a potentially memory-corrupting integer overflow in the handling of the ECH (erase characters) control sequence in the terminal emulator.

不過老問題還是沒解啊,透過 HTTPS (i.e. Certificate authority 架構) 雖然有很多問題,但至少還是個靠稽核制度而建立的安全信任機制,在沒有任何可信任環境下可以當作起點下仍然是最好的方案:「如何安全下載軟體...」。

微軟的 IE6+ 安全性更新

即使 Windows XP 在上個月就已經停止安全性更新,但這次的 CVE-2014-1776 影響層面還是太廣,微軟還是提供 Windows XP 用戶相關的 patch (透過 Windows Update 發送):

Use-after-free vulnerability in VGX.DLL in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 11 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2014.

在「Security Update Released to Address Recent Internet Explorer Vulnerability」也可以看到說明。

看到 use-after-free 這個詞就想到 OpenSSL 前陣子也來一發 CVE-2010-5298 (居然是 2010 年的 CVE),讓人... XD