Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


DRI-next/DRM2: A walk through the Linux Graphics stack and its security.

This talk will walk the audience through the graphics stack and then concentrate on scenarios where the Graphics Stack is not secure. Lastly, we will talk about the upgrades to DRM and the DRI2 protocols that are currently being done

During this talk we will survey the current state of security in the Linux Graphics Stack and illustrate the problem with real-life scenarios.

We will then explain the source of these problems, describe how they interact with the X and Wayland infrastructures and discuss the solutions currently deployed to mitigate those issues.

This will lead us to the current work on DRI and DRM, known under the names DRI-next and drm2/render nodes.


Martin Peres
Timothée Ravier