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[v5,10/10] livepatch: only match unique symbols when using fgkaslr

Message ID 20200923173905.11219-11-kristen@linux.intel.com
State New
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Series Function Granular KASLR | expand

Commit Message

Kristen Carlson Accardi Sept. 23, 2020, 5:39 p.m. UTC
If any type of function granular randomization is enabled, the sympos
algorithm will fail, as it will be impossible to resolve symbols when
there are duplicates using the previous symbol position.

Override the value of sympos to always be zero if fgkaslr is enabled for
either the core kernel or modules, forcing the algorithm
to require that only unique symbols are allowed to be patched.

Signed-off-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kristen@linux.intel.com>
---
 kernel/livepatch/core.c | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

Comments

Miroslav Benes Sept. 24, 2020, 1:06 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi,

On Wed, 23 Sep 2020, Kristen Carlson Accardi wrote:

> If any type of function granular randomization is enabled, the sympos
> algorithm will fail, as it will be impossible to resolve symbols when
> there are duplicates using the previous symbol position.
> 
> Override the value of sympos to always be zero if fgkaslr is enabled for
> either the core kernel or modules, forcing the algorithm
> to require that only unique symbols are allowed to be patched.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kristen@linux.intel.com>
> ---
>  kernel/livepatch/core.c | 11 +++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/livepatch/core.c b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> index f76fdb925532..da08e40f2da2 100644
> --- a/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> @@ -170,6 +170,17 @@ static int klp_find_object_symbol(const char *objname, const char *name,
>  		kallsyms_on_each_symbol(klp_find_callback, &args);
>  	mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
>  
> +	/*
> +	 * If any type of function granular randomization is enabled, it
> +	 * will be impossible to resolve symbols when there are duplicates
> +	 * using the previous symbol position (i.e. sympos != 0). Override
> +	 * the value of sympos to always be zero in this case. This will
> +	 * force the algorithm to require that only unique symbols are
> +	 * allowed to be patched.
> +	 */
> +	if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_FG_KASLR) || IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_MODULE_FG_KASLR))
> +		sympos = 0;

This should work, but I wonder if we should make it more explicit. With 
the change the user will get the error with "unresolvable ambiguity for 
symbol..." if they specify sympos and the symbol is not unique. It could 
confuse them.

So, how about it making it something like

if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_FG_KASLR) || IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_MODULE_FG_KASLR))
	if (sympos) {
		pr_err("fgkaslr is enabled, specifying sympos for symbol '%s' in object '%s' does not work.\n",
			name, objname);
		*addr = 0;
		return -EINVAL;
	}

? (there could be goto to the error out at the end of the function).

In that case, if sympos is not specified, the user will get the message 
which matches the reality. If the user specifies it, they will get the 
error in case of fgkaslr.

Thanks for dealing with it
Miroslav
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Patch

diff --git a/kernel/livepatch/core.c b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
index f76fdb925532..da08e40f2da2 100644
--- a/kernel/livepatch/core.c
+++ b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
@@ -170,6 +170,17 @@  static int klp_find_object_symbol(const char *objname, const char *name,
 		kallsyms_on_each_symbol(klp_find_callback, &args);
 	mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
 
+	/*
+	 * If any type of function granular randomization is enabled, it
+	 * will be impossible to resolve symbols when there are duplicates
+	 * using the previous symbol position (i.e. sympos != 0). Override
+	 * the value of sympos to always be zero in this case. This will
+	 * force the algorithm to require that only unique symbols are
+	 * allowed to be patched.
+	 */
+	if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_FG_KASLR) || IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_MODULE_FG_KASLR))
+		sympos = 0;
+
 	/*
 	 * Ensure an address was found. If sympos is 0, ensure symbol is unique;
 	 * otherwise ensure the symbol position count matches sympos.