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[129/178] kasan: initialize shadow to TAG_INVALID for SW_TAGS

Message ID 20210430055949.z9eyO_aNk%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [001/178] arch/ia64/kernel/head.S: remove duplicate include | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton April 30, 2021, 5:59 a.m. UTC
From: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
Subject: kasan: initialize shadow to TAG_INVALID for SW_TAGS

Currently, KASAN_SW_TAGS uses 0xFF as the default tag value for
unallocated memory.  The underlying idea is that since that memory hasn't
been allocated yet, it's only supposed to be dereferenced through a
pointer with the native 0xFF tag.

While this is a good idea in terms on consistency, practically it doesn't
bring any benefit.  Since the 0xFF pointer tag is a match-all tag, it
doesn't matter what tag the accessed memory has.  No accesses through
0xFF-tagged pointers are considered buggy by KASAN.

This patch changes the default tag value for unallocated memory to 0xFE,
which is the tag KASAN uses for inaccessible memory.  This doesn't affect
accesses through 0xFF-tagged pointer to this memory, but this allows KASAN
to detect wild and large out-of-bounds invalid memory accesses through
otherwise-tagged pointers.

This is a prepatory patch for the next one, which changes the tag-based
KASAN modes to not poison the boot memory.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/c8e93571c18b3528aac5eb33ade213bf133d10ad.1613692950.git.andreyknvl@google.com
Signed-off-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
Cc: Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>
Cc: Andrey Ryabinin <aryabinin@virtuozzo.com>
Cc: Branislav Rankov <Branislav.Rankov@arm.com>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>
Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
Cc: Evgenii Stepanov <eugenis@google.com>
Cc: Kevin Brodsky <kevin.brodsky@arm.com>
Cc: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
Cc: Peter Collingbourne <pcc@google.com>
Cc: Vincenzo Frascino <vincenzo.frascino@arm.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

 include/linux/kasan.h |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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--- a/include/linux/kasan.h~kasan-initialize-shadow-to-tag_invalid-for-sw_tags
+++ a/include/linux/kasan.h
@@ -30,7 +30,8 @@  struct kunit_kasan_expectation {
 /* Software KASAN implementations use shadow memory. */
+/* This matches KASAN_TAG_INVALID. */