[26/36] fork: Define usercopy region in mm_struct slab caches
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Message ID 1515531365-37423-27-git-send-email-keescook@chromium.org
State New
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Kees Cook Jan. 9, 2018, 8:55 p.m. UTC
From: David Windsor <dave@nullcore.net>

In support of usercopy hardening, this patch defines a region in the
mm_struct slab caches in which userspace copy operations are allowed.
Only the auxv field is copied to userspace.

cache object allocation:
    kernel/fork.c:
        #define allocate_mm()     (kmem_cache_alloc(mm_cachep, GFP_KERNEL))

        dup_mm():
            ...
            mm = allocate_mm();

        copy_mm(...):
            ...
            dup_mm();

        copy_process(...):
            ...
            copy_mm(...)

        _do_fork(...):
            ...
            copy_process(...)

example usage trace:

    fs/binfmt_elf.c:
        create_elf_tables(...):
            ...
            elf_info = (elf_addr_t *)current->mm->saved_auxv;
            ...
            copy_to_user(..., elf_info, ei_index * sizeof(elf_addr_t))

        load_elf_binary(...):
            ...
            create_elf_tables(...);

This region is known as the slab cache's usercopy region. Slab caches
can now check that each dynamically sized copy operation involving
cache-managed memory falls entirely within the slab's usercopy region.

This patch is modified from Brad Spengler/PaX Team's PAX_USERCOPY
whitelisting code in the last public patch of grsecurity/PaX based on my
understanding of the code. Changes or omissions from the original code are
mine and don't reflect the original grsecurity/PaX code.

Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dave@nullcore.net>
[kees: adjust commit log, split patch, provide usage trace]
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Acked-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
---
 kernel/fork.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 432eadf6b58c..82f2a0441d3b 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -2225,9 +2225,11 @@  void __init proc_caches_init(void)
 	 * maximum number of CPU's we can ever have.  The cpumask_allocation
 	 * is at the end of the structure, exactly for that reason.
 	 */
-	mm_cachep = kmem_cache_create("mm_struct",
+	mm_cachep = kmem_cache_create_usercopy("mm_struct",
 			sizeof(struct mm_struct), ARCH_MIN_MMSTRUCT_ALIGN,
 			SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN|SLAB_PANIC|SLAB_ACCOUNT,
+			offsetof(struct mm_struct, saved_auxv),
+			sizeof_field(struct mm_struct, saved_auxv),
 			NULL);
 	vm_area_cachep = KMEM_CACHE(vm_area_struct, SLAB_PANIC|SLAB_ACCOUNT);
 	mmap_init();