[4.4,5/7] fs/proc: Report eip/esp in /prod/PID/stat for coredumping
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Message ID 20191202083519.23138-6-yi.zhang@huawei.com
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zhangyi (F) Dec. 2, 2019, 8:35 a.m. UTC
From: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>

commit fd7d56270b526ca3ed0c224362e3c64a0f86687a upstream.

Commit 0a1eb2d474ed ("fs/proc: Stop reporting eip and esp in
/proc/PID/stat") stopped reporting eip/esp because it is
racy and dangerous for executing tasks. The comment adds:

    As far as I know, there are no use programs that make any
    material use of these fields, so just get rid of them.

However, existing userspace core-dump-handler applications (for
example, minicoredumper) are using these fields since they
provide an excellent cross-platform interface to these valuable
pointers. So that commit introduced a user space visible
regression.

Partially revert the change and make the readout possible for
tasks with the proper permissions and only if the target task
has the PF_DUMPCORE flag set.

Fixes: 0a1eb2d474ed ("fs/proc: Stop reporting eip and esp in> /proc/PID/stat")
Reported-by: Marco Felsch <marco.felsch@preh.de>
Signed-off-by: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Tycho Andersen <tycho.andersen@canonical.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/87poatfwg6.fsf@linutronix.de
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

[ zhangyi: 68db0cf10678 does not merged, skip the task_stack.h for 4.4]

Signed-off-by: zhangyi (F) <yi.zhang@huawei.com>
---
 fs/proc/array.c | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/fs/proc/array.c b/fs/proc/array.c
index 618c83f1866d..c3e1732bcaa5 100644
--- a/fs/proc/array.c
+++ b/fs/proc/array.c
@@ -429,7 +429,15 @@  static int do_task_stat(struct seq_file *m, struct pid_namespace *ns,
 		 * esp and eip are intentionally zeroed out.  There is no
 		 * non-racy way to read them without freezing the task.
 		 * Programs that need reliable values can use ptrace(2).
+		 *
+		 * The only exception is if the task is core dumping because
+		 * a program is not able to use ptrace(2) in that case. It is
+		 * safe because the task has stopped executing permanently.
 		 */
+		if (permitted && (task->flags & PF_DUMPCORE)) {
+			eip = KSTK_EIP(task);
+			esp = KSTK_ESP(task);
+		}
 	}
 
 	get_task_comm(tcomm, task);