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[v3,5/6] powerpc: Initialize a temporary mm for code patching

Message ID 20200827052659.24922-6-cmr@codefail.de
State New, archived
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Series Use per-CPU temporary mappings for patching | expand

Commit Message

Christopher M. Riedl Aug. 27, 2020, 5:26 a.m. UTC
When code patching a STRICT_KERNEL_RWX kernel the page containing the
address to be patched is temporarily mapped with permissive memory
protections. Currently, a per-cpu vmalloc patch area is used for this
purpose. While the patch area is per-cpu, the temporary page mapping is
inserted into the kernel page tables for the duration of the patching.
The mapping is exposed to CPUs other than the patching CPU - this is
undesirable from a hardening perspective.

Use the `poking_init` init hook to prepare a temporary mm and patching
address. Initialize the temporary mm by copying the init mm. Choose a
randomized patching address inside the temporary mm userspace address
portion. The next patch uses the temporary mm and patching address for
code patching.

Based on x86 implementation:

commit 4fc19708b165
("x86/alternatives: Initialize temporary mm for patching")

Signed-off-by: Christopher M. Riedl <cmr@codefail.de>
---
 arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 40 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c b/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
index 89b37ece6d2f..051d7ae6d8ee 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/lib/code-patching.c
@@ -11,6 +11,8 @@ 
 #include <linux/cpuhotplug.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
 #include <linux/uaccess.h>
+#include <linux/sched/task.h>
+#include <linux/random.h>
 
 #include <asm/tlbflush.h>
 #include <asm/page.h>
@@ -109,6 +111,44 @@  static inline void unuse_temporary_mm(struct temp_mm *temp_mm)
 	}
 }
 
+static struct mm_struct *patching_mm __ro_after_init;
+static unsigned long patching_addr __ro_after_init;
+
+void __init poking_init(void)
+{
+	spinlock_t *ptl; /* for protecting pte table */
+	pte_t *ptep;
+
+	/*
+	 * Some parts of the kernel (static keys for example) depend on
+	 * successful code patching. Code patching under STRICT_KERNEL_RWX
+	 * requires this setup - otherwise we cannot patch at all. We use
+	 * BUG_ON() here and later since an early failure is preferred to
+	 * buggy behavior and/or strange crashes later.
+	 */
+	patching_mm = copy_init_mm();
+	BUG_ON(!patching_mm);
+
+	/*
+	 * Choose a randomized, page-aligned address from the range:
+	 * [PAGE_SIZE, DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW - PAGE_SIZE]
+	 * The lower address bound is PAGE_SIZE to avoid the zero-page.
+	 * The upper address bound is DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW - PAGE_SIZE to stay
+	 * under DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW in hash.
+	 */
+	patching_addr = PAGE_SIZE + ((get_random_long() & PAGE_MASK)
+			% (DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW - 2 * PAGE_SIZE));
+
+	/*
+	 * PTE allocation uses GFP_KERNEL which means we need to pre-allocate
+	 * the PTE here. We cannot do the allocation during patching with IRQs
+	 * disabled (ie. "atomic" context).
+	 */
+	ptep = get_locked_pte(patching_mm, patching_addr, &ptl);
+	BUG_ON(!ptep);
+	pte_unmap_unlock(ptep, ptl);
+}
+
 static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct vm_struct *, text_poke_area);
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_LKDTM