Patchwork [v2] crypto/ecc: Remove stack VLA usage

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Submitter Kees Cook
Date March 8, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
Message ID <20180308215702.GA9902@beast>
Download mbox | patch
Permalink /patch/10269277/
State Accepted
Delegated to: Herbert Xu
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Kees Cook - March 8, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
On the quest to remove all VLAs from the kernel[1], this switches to
a pair of kmalloc regions instead of using the stack. This also moves
the get_random_bytes() after all allocations (and drops the needless
"nbytes" variable).

[1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
---
 crypto/ecc.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
Tudor-Dan Ambarus - March 9, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
On 03/08/2018 11:57 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> On the quest to remove all VLAs from the kernel[1], this switches to
> a pair of kmalloc regions instead of using the stack. This also moves
> the get_random_bytes() after all allocations (and drops the needless
> "nbytes" variable).
> 
> [1]https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook<keescook@chromium.org>

Reviewed-by: Tudor Ambarus <tudor.ambarus@microchip.com>
Herbert Xu - March 16, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 01:57:02PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On the quest to remove all VLAs from the kernel[1], this switches to
> a pair of kmalloc regions instead of using the stack. This also moves
> the get_random_bytes() after all allocations (and drops the needless
> "nbytes" variable).
> 
> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

Patch applied.  Thanks.
Kees Cook - March 26, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:56 AM, Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 01:57:02PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>> On the quest to remove all VLAs from the kernel[1], this switches to
>> a pair of kmalloc regions instead of using the stack. This also moves
>> the get_random_bytes() after all allocations (and drops the needless
>> "nbytes" variable).
>>
>> [1] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
>
> Patch applied.  Thanks.

Hi, sorry for the noise on this one: I messed up looking at the ecc
code (I confused myself into thinking there was only a single instance
of the problem). The applied patch is both incomplete and inefficient.
I have a much simpler solution, and I'll send that with a revert...

-Kees

Patch

diff --git a/crypto/ecc.c b/crypto/ecc.c
index 18f32f2a5e1c..9c066b5ac12d 100644
--- a/crypto/ecc.c
+++ b/crypto/ecc.c
@@ -1025,9 +1025,7 @@  int crypto_ecdh_shared_secret(unsigned int curve_id, unsigned int ndigits,
 {
 	int ret = 0;
 	struct ecc_point *product, *pk;
-	u64 priv[ndigits];
-	u64 rand_z[ndigits];
-	unsigned int nbytes;
+	u64 *priv, *rand_z;
 	const struct ecc_curve *curve = ecc_get_curve(curve_id);
 
 	if (!private_key || !public_key || !curve) {
@@ -1035,14 +1033,22 @@  int crypto_ecdh_shared_secret(unsigned int curve_id, unsigned int ndigits,
 		goto out;
 	}
 
-	nbytes = ndigits << ECC_DIGITS_TO_BYTES_SHIFT;
+	priv = kmalloc_array(ndigits, sizeof(*priv), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!priv) {
+		ret = -ENOMEM;
+		goto out;
+	}
 
-	get_random_bytes(rand_z, nbytes);
+	rand_z = kmalloc_array(ndigits, sizeof(*rand_z), GFP_KERNEL);
+	if (!rand_z) {
+		ret = -ENOMEM;
+		goto kfree_out;
+	}
 
 	pk = ecc_alloc_point(ndigits);
 	if (!pk) {
 		ret = -ENOMEM;
-		goto out;
+		goto kfree_out;
 	}
 
 	product = ecc_alloc_point(ndigits);
@@ -1051,6 +1057,8 @@  int crypto_ecdh_shared_secret(unsigned int curve_id, unsigned int ndigits,
 		goto err_alloc_product;
 	}
 
+	get_random_bytes(rand_z, ndigits << ECC_DIGITS_TO_BYTES_SHIFT);
+
 	ecc_swap_digits(public_key, pk->x, ndigits);
 	ecc_swap_digits(&public_key[ndigits], pk->y, ndigits);
 	ecc_swap_digits(private_key, priv, ndigits);
@@ -1065,6 +1073,9 @@  int crypto_ecdh_shared_secret(unsigned int curve_id, unsigned int ndigits,
 	ecc_free_point(product);
 err_alloc_product:
 	ecc_free_point(pk);
+kfree_out:
+	kzfree(priv);
+	kzfree(rand_z);
 out:
 	return ret;
 }