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From: Paul Moore <pmoore@redhat.com>
To: "H.J. Lu" <hjl.tools@gmail.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	x86@kernel.org
Cc: keescook@chromium.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	coreyb@linux.vnet.ibm.com, wad@chromium.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: remove the x32 syscall bitmask from syscall_get_nr()
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:55:17 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1729301.D1jGz2qpIc@sifl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAMe9rOriYUYVmef36PVuZn5LWtthryj3n7vRzXRObC_ZkcVuqQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Friday, March 15, 2013 03:18:12 PM H.J. Lu wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 2:56 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
> > On 03/15/2013 02:15 PM, Paul Moore wrote:
> >> On Tuesday, February 26, 2013 03:58:23 PM Paul Moore wrote:
> >>> On Friday, February 15, 2013 12:21:43 PM Paul Moore wrote:
> >>>> Commit fca460f95e928bae373daa8295877b6905bc62b8 simplified the x32
> >>>> implementation by creating a syscall bitmask, equal to 0x40000000, that
> >>>> could be applied to x32 syscalls such that the masked syscall number
> >>>> would be the same as a x86_64 syscall.  While that patch was a nice
> >>>> way to simplify the code, it went a bit too far by adding the mask to
> >>>> syscall_get_nr(); returning the masked syscall numbers can cause
> >>>> confusion with callers that expect syscall numbers matching the x32
> >>>> ABI, e.g. unmasked syscall numbers.
> >>>> 
> >>>> This patch fixes this by simply removing the mask from syscall_get_nr()
> >>>> while preserving the other changes from the original commit.  While
> >>>> there are several syscall_get_nr() callers in the kernel, most simply
> >>>> check that the syscall number is greater than zero, in this case this
> >>>> patch will have no effect.  Of those remaining callers, they appear
> >>>> to be few, seccomp and ftrace, and from my testing of seccomp without
> >>>> this patch the original commit definitely breaks things; the seccomp
> >>>> filter does not correctly filter the syscalls due to the difference in
> >>>> syscall numbers in the BPF filter and the value from syscall_get_nr().
> >>>> Applying this patch restores the seccomp BPF filter functionality on
> >>>> x32.
> >>>> 
> >>>> I've tested this patch with the seccomp BPF filters as well as ftrace
> >>>> and everything looks reasonable to me; needless to say general usage
> >>>> seemed fine as well.
> >>> 
> >>> I just wanted to check and see where things stood with this patch.  I'm
> >>> not
> >>> overly concerned about how this problem is solved, just that it is
> >>> solved.
> >>> If someone else has a better approach that is fine with me; I'll even
> >>> make
> >>> the offer to do additional testing if needed.
> >> 
> >> Anyone?  The seccomp filter bits are completely broken on x32 and I'd
> >> like to get this fixed, if not with this patch then something else - I'm
> >> more than happy to test/verify/etc whatever solution is deemed best ...
> > 
> > Seems good to me -- H.J., do you seen any problem with this?
> 
> It looks OK to me.

Great, any chance of getting this fix merged for 3.9?

-- 
paul moore
security and virtualization @ redhat


  reply	other threads:[~2013-03-25 20:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-02-15 17:21 Paul Moore
2013-02-15 19:02 ` H. Peter Anvin
2013-02-15 20:52   ` Paul Moore
2013-02-26 20:58 ` Paul Moore
2013-03-15 21:15   ` Paul Moore
2013-03-15 21:56     ` H. Peter Anvin
2013-03-15 22:18       ` H.J. Lu
2013-03-25 20:55         ` Paul Moore [this message]
2013-04-02 21:31           ` Paul Moore
2013-04-03  0:17 ` [tip:x86/urgent] " tip-bot for Paul Moore

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