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[101/200] workqueue: kasan: record workqueue stack

Message ID 20201215030909.JgNQqb-LN%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Series [001/200] kthread: add kthread_work tracepoints | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton Dec. 15, 2020, 3:09 a.m. UTC
From: Walter Wu <walter-zh.wu@mediatek.com>
Subject: workqueue: kasan: record workqueue stack

Patch series "kasan: add workqueue stack for generic KASAN", v5.

Syzbot reports many UAF issues for workqueue, see [1].
In some of these access/allocation happened in process_one_work(),
we see the free stack is useless in KASAN report, it doesn't help
programmers to solve UAF for workqueue issue.

This patchset improves KASAN reports by making them to have workqueue
queueing stack. It is useful for programmers to solve use-after-free
or double-free memory issue.

Generic KASAN also records the last two workqueue stacks and prints
them in KASAN report. It is only suitable for generic KASAN.


This patch (of 4):

When analyzing use-after-free or double-free issue, recording the
enqueuing work stacks is helpful to preserve usage history which
potentially gives a hint about the affected code.

For workqueue it has turned out to be useful to record the enqueuing work
call stacks.  Because user can see KASAN report to determine whether it is
root cause.  They don't need to enable debugobjects, but they have a
chance to find out the root cause.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20201203022148.29754-1-walter-zh.wu@mediatek.com
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20201203022442.30006-1-walter-zh.wu@mediatek.com
Signed-off-by: Walter Wu <walter-zh.wu@mediatek.com>
Suggested-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
Acked-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Reviewed-by: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
Cc: Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@virtuozzo.com>
Cc: Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>
Cc: Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>
Cc: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
Cc: Matthias Brugger <matthias.bgg@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

 kernel/workqueue.c |    3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
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--- a/kernel/workqueue.c~workqueue-kasan-record-workqueue-stack
+++ a/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -1327,6 +1327,9 @@  static void insert_work(struct pool_work
 	struct worker_pool *pool = pwq->pool;
+	/* record the work call stack in order to print it in KASAN reports */
+	kasan_record_aux_stack(work);
 	/* we own @work, set data and link */
 	set_work_pwq(work, pwq, extra_flags);
 	list_add_tail(&work->entry, head);