[03/23] vfs: define usercopy region in names_cache slab caches
diff mbox

Message ID 1497915397-93805-4-git-send-email-keescook@chromium.org
State New
Headers show

Commit Message

Kees Cook June 19, 2017, 11:36 p.m. UTC
From: David Windsor <dave@nullcore.net>

vfs pathnames stored internally in inodes and contained in
the names_cache slab cache need to be copied to/from userspace.

In support of usercopy hardening, this patch defines the entire
cache object in the names_cache slab cache as whitelisted, since
it holds name strings to be copied to userspace.

This patch is verbatim 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]
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
---
 fs/dcache.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Patch
diff mbox

diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
index cddf39777835..f7f3c4114baa 100644
--- a/fs/dcache.c
+++ b/fs/dcache.c
@@ -3616,8 +3616,8 @@  void __init vfs_caches_init_early(void)
 
 void __init vfs_caches_init(void)
 {
-	names_cachep = kmem_cache_create("names_cache", PATH_MAX, 0,
-			SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN|SLAB_PANIC, NULL);
+	names_cachep = kmem_cache_create_usercopy("names_cache", PATH_MAX, 0,
+			SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN|SLAB_PANIC, 0, PATH_MAX, NULL);
 
 	dcache_init();
 	inode_init();