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[v25,12/30] x86/mm: Update ptep_set_wrprotect() and pmdp_set_wrprotect() for transition from _PAGE_DIRTY to _PAGE_COW

Message ID 20210415221419.31835-13-yu-cheng.yu@intel.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series Control-flow Enforcement: Shadow Stack | expand

Commit Message

Yu, Yu-cheng April 15, 2021, 10:14 p.m. UTC
When Shadow Stack is introduced, [R/O + _PAGE_DIRTY] PTE is reserved for
shadow stack.  Copy-on-write PTEs have [R/O + _PAGE_COW].

When a PTE goes from [R/W + _PAGE_DIRTY] to [R/O + _PAGE_COW], it could
become a transient shadow stack PTE in two cases:

The first case is that some processors can start a write but end up seeing
a read-only PTE by the time they get to the Dirty bit, creating a transient
shadow stack PTE.  However, this will not occur on processors supporting
Shadow Stack, and a TLB flush is not necessary.

The second case is that when _PAGE_DIRTY is replaced with _PAGE_COW non-
atomically, a transient shadow stack PTE can be created as a result.
Thus, prevent that with cmpxchg.

Dave Hansen, Jann Horn, Andy Lutomirski, and Peter Zijlstra provided many
insights to the issue.  Jann Horn provided the cmpxchg solution.

Signed-off-by: Yu-cheng Yu <yu-cheng.yu@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 36 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
index e1739f590ca6..46d9394b884f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable.h
@@ -1306,6 +1306,24 @@  static inline pte_t ptep_get_and_clear_full(struct mm_struct *mm,
 static inline void ptep_set_wrprotect(struct mm_struct *mm,
 				      unsigned long addr, pte_t *ptep)
 {
+	/*
+	 * If Shadow Stack is enabled, pte_wrprotect() moves _PAGE_DIRTY
+	 * to _PAGE_COW (see comments at pte_wrprotect()).
+	 * When a thread reads a RW=1, Dirty=0 PTE and before changing it
+	 * to RW=0, Dirty=0, another thread could have written to the page
+	 * and the PTE is RW=1, Dirty=1 now.  Use try_cmpxchg() to detect
+	 * PTE changes and update old_pte, then try again.
+	 */
+	if (cpu_feature_enabled(X86_FEATURE_SHSTK)) {
+		pte_t old_pte, new_pte;
+
+		old_pte = READ_ONCE(*ptep);
+		do {
+			new_pte = pte_wrprotect(old_pte);
+		} while (!try_cmpxchg(&ptep->pte, &old_pte.pte, new_pte.pte));
+
+		return;
+	}
 	clear_bit(_PAGE_BIT_RW, (unsigned long *)&ptep->pte);
 }
 
@@ -1350,6 +1368,24 @@  static inline pud_t pudp_huge_get_and_clear(struct mm_struct *mm,
 static inline void pmdp_set_wrprotect(struct mm_struct *mm,
 				      unsigned long addr, pmd_t *pmdp)
 {
+	/*
+	 * If Shadow Stack is enabled, pmd_wrprotect() moves _PAGE_DIRTY
+	 * to _PAGE_COW (see comments at pmd_wrprotect()).
+	 * When a thread reads a RW=1, Dirty=0 PMD and before changing it
+	 * to RW=0, Dirty=0, another thread could have written to the page
+	 * and the PMD is RW=1, Dirty=1 now.  Use try_cmpxchg() to detect
+	 * PMD changes and update old_pmd, then try again.
+	 */
+	if (cpu_feature_enabled(X86_FEATURE_SHSTK)) {
+		pmd_t old_pmd, new_pmd;
+
+		old_pmd = READ_ONCE(*pmdp);
+		do {
+			new_pmd = pmd_wrprotect(old_pmd);
+		} while (!try_cmpxchg((pmdval_t *)pmdp, (pmdval_t *)&old_pmd, pmd_val(new_pmd)));
+
+		return;
+	}
 	clear_bit(_PAGE_BIT_RW, (unsigned long *)pmdp);
 }