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[v3,2/3] xen/blkfront: don't take local copy of a request from the ring page

Message ID 20210730103854.12681-3-jgross@suse.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series xen: harden blkfront against malicious backends | expand

Commit Message

Juergen Gross July 30, 2021, 10:38 a.m. UTC
In order to avoid a malicious backend being able to influence the local
copy of a request build the request locally first and then copy it to
the ring page instead of doing it the other way round as today.

Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
Acked-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
---
V2:
- init variable to avoid potential compiler warning (Jan Beulich)
---
 drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 25 +++++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

Comments

Marek Marczykowski-Górecki Sept. 10, 2021, 10:14 a.m. UTC | #1
On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:38:53PM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
> In order to avoid a malicious backend being able to influence the local
> copy of a request build the request locally first and then copy it to
> the ring page instead of doing it the other way round as today.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
> Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
> Acked-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
> ---
> V2:
> - init variable to avoid potential compiler warning (Jan Beulich)
> ---
>  drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 25 +++++++++++++++----------
>  1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
> index 15e840287734..b7301006fb28 100644

(...)

> @@ -827,10 +832,10 @@ static int blkif_queue_rw_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *ri
>  	if (setup.segments)
>  		kunmap_atomic(setup.segments);
>  
> -	/* Keep a private copy so we can reissue requests when recovering. */
> -	rinfo->shadow[id].req = *ring_req;
> +	/* Copy request(s) to the ring page. */
> +	*final_ring_req = *ring_req;

Is this guaranteed to not be optimized by the compiler in an unsafe way
(like, do the operation the other way around)?
My version of the patch had "wmb()" just before, maybe a good idea to
add it here too?

>  	if (unlikely(require_extra_req))
> -		rinfo->shadow[extra_id].req = *extra_ring_req;
> +		*final_extra_ring_req = *extra_ring_req;
>  
>  	if (new_persistent_gnts)
>  		gnttab_free_grant_references(setup.gref_head);
> -- 
> 2.26.2
> 
>
Juergen Gross Sept. 10, 2021, 10:36 a.m. UTC | #2
On 10.09.21 12:14, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:38:53PM +0200, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> In order to avoid a malicious backend being able to influence the local
>> copy of a request build the request locally first and then copy it to
>> the ring page instead of doing it the other way round as today.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
>> Acked-by: Roger Pau Monné <roger.pau@citrix.com>
>> ---
>> V2:
>> - init variable to avoid potential compiler warning (Jan Beulich)
>> ---
>>   drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c | 25 +++++++++++++++----------
>>   1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
>> index 15e840287734..b7301006fb28 100644
> 
> (...)
> 
>> @@ -827,10 +832,10 @@ static int blkif_queue_rw_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *ri
>>   	if (setup.segments)
>>   		kunmap_atomic(setup.segments);
>>   
>> -	/* Keep a private copy so we can reissue requests when recovering. */
>> -	rinfo->shadow[id].req = *ring_req;
>> +	/* Copy request(s) to the ring page. */
>> +	*final_ring_req = *ring_req;
> 
> Is this guaranteed to not be optimized by the compiler in an unsafe way
> (like, do the operation the other way around)?

I don't think the C standard allows that. AFAIK reordering writes is
allowed only between sequence points. And each external function call is
a sequence point, making such an optimization in our case illegal.


Juergen
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diff --git a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
index 15e840287734..b7301006fb28 100644
--- a/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
+++ b/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c
@@ -533,7 +533,7 @@  static unsigned long blkif_ring_get_request(struct blkfront_ring_info *rinfo,
 	rinfo->shadow[id].status = REQ_WAITING;
 	rinfo->shadow[id].associated_id = NO_ASSOCIATED_ID;
 
-	(*ring_req)->u.rw.id = id;
+	rinfo->shadow[id].req.u.rw.id = id;
 
 	return id;
 }
@@ -541,11 +541,12 @@  static unsigned long blkif_ring_get_request(struct blkfront_ring_info *rinfo,
 static int blkif_queue_discard_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *rinfo)
 {
 	struct blkfront_info *info = rinfo->dev_info;
-	struct blkif_request *ring_req;
+	struct blkif_request *ring_req, *final_ring_req;
 	unsigned long id;
 
 	/* Fill out a communications ring structure. */
-	id = blkif_ring_get_request(rinfo, req, &ring_req);
+	id = blkif_ring_get_request(rinfo, req, &final_ring_req);
+	ring_req = &rinfo->shadow[id].req;
 
 	ring_req->operation = BLKIF_OP_DISCARD;
 	ring_req->u.discard.nr_sectors = blk_rq_sectors(req);
@@ -556,8 +557,8 @@  static int blkif_queue_discard_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_inf
 	else
 		ring_req->u.discard.flag = 0;
 
-	/* Keep a private copy so we can reissue requests when recovering. */
-	rinfo->shadow[id].req = *ring_req;
+	/* Copy the request to the ring page. */
+	*final_ring_req = *ring_req;
 
 	return 0;
 }
@@ -690,6 +691,7 @@  static int blkif_queue_rw_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *ri
 {
 	struct blkfront_info *info = rinfo->dev_info;
 	struct blkif_request *ring_req, *extra_ring_req = NULL;
+	struct blkif_request *final_ring_req, *final_extra_ring_req = NULL;
 	unsigned long id, extra_id = NO_ASSOCIATED_ID;
 	bool require_extra_req = false;
 	int i;
@@ -734,7 +736,8 @@  static int blkif_queue_rw_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *ri
 	}
 
 	/* Fill out a communications ring structure. */
-	id = blkif_ring_get_request(rinfo, req, &ring_req);
+	id = blkif_ring_get_request(rinfo, req, &final_ring_req);
+	ring_req = &rinfo->shadow[id].req;
 
 	num_sg = blk_rq_map_sg(req->q, req, rinfo->shadow[id].sg);
 	num_grant = 0;
@@ -785,7 +788,9 @@  static int blkif_queue_rw_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *ri
 		ring_req->u.rw.nr_segments = num_grant;
 		if (unlikely(require_extra_req)) {
 			extra_id = blkif_ring_get_request(rinfo, req,
-							  &extra_ring_req);
+							  &final_extra_ring_req);
+			extra_ring_req = &rinfo->shadow[extra_id].req;
+
 			/*
 			 * Only the first request contains the scatter-gather
 			 * list.
@@ -827,10 +832,10 @@  static int blkif_queue_rw_req(struct request *req, struct blkfront_ring_info *ri
 	if (setup.segments)
 		kunmap_atomic(setup.segments);
 
-	/* Keep a private copy so we can reissue requests when recovering. */
-	rinfo->shadow[id].req = *ring_req;
+	/* Copy request(s) to the ring page. */
+	*final_ring_req = *ring_req;
 	if (unlikely(require_extra_req))
-		rinfo->shadow[extra_id].req = *extra_ring_req;
+		*final_extra_ring_req = *extra_ring_req;
 
 	if (new_persistent_gnts)
 		gnttab_free_grant_references(setup.gref_head);