[v2,3/3] module: Make __tracepoints_ptrs as read-only
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Message ID 20190410190823.109172-3-joel@joelfernandes.org
State New
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  • [v2,1/3] module: Prepare for addition of new ro_after_init sections
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Joel Fernandes April 10, 2019, 7:08 p.m. UTC
This series hardens the tracepoints in modules by making the array of
pointers referring to the tracepoints as read-only. This array is needed
during module unloading to verify that the tracepoint is quiescent.
There is no reason for the array to be to be writable after init, and
can cause security or other hidden bugs. Mark these as ro_after_init.

Suggested-by: paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Suggested-by: keescook@chromium.org
Suggested-by: mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com
Cc: rostedt@goodmis.org
Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>
 kernel/module.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 8b9631e789f0..be980aaa8804 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -3320,6 +3320,12 @@  static const char * const ro_after_init_sections[] = {
 	 * by the SRCU notifiers
+	/*
+	 * Array of tracepoint pointers used for checking if tracepoints are
+	 * quiescent during unloading.
+	 */
+	"__tracepoints_ptrs",
 static struct module *layout_and_allocate(struct load_info *info, int flags)