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Monday, June 19 • 13:35 - 14:05
Secure Containers With EPT Isolation [E] - Chunyan Liu, Huawei & Jixing Gu, Intel

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Secure Container solution is to enhance container security by isolating memory between Docker containers inside one VM with Intel VT-x EPT HW, which is highly effective to protect container’s memory and at the meantime defends ret2user privilege escalation attack that exploits kernel vulnerabilities (eg. CVE-2017-6074 UAF (use-after-free) vulnerability). It extends KVM interfaces which the guest OS can leverage to isolate container memory from other containers, and the interfaces rely on Intel VT-x EPT hardware extension and provide memory access protection for the container which sits in an isolated memory region. Each secure container has a dedicated EPT table rather than sharing one EPT table with guest OS, which enforces the cross-EPT memory access protection. The whole solution is user-friendly to fit in the existing cloud server infrastructure with very limited changes.

Speakers
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Jixing Gu

SW Architect, Intel
PhD, Software Architect of Intel CIG SW Engineering. He has worked in Intel for 7+ years, on secure, sensor, and multimedia projects. In this project, Jixing is working on secure container solution architecture design, and KVM support.
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Chunyan Liu

Principal Engineer, Intel
Principal Engineer, Huawei Kernel Dep. She is now working in Huawei container team. Before that, she worked in SUSE virtualization team for 6+ years. In this project, Chunyan is working on secure container solution design, guest OS support and docker tooling integration.



Monday June 19, 2017 13:35 - 14:05
Room 309B
  • Presentation Language English
  • Experience Level Any

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