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* [PATCH resend] x86, tls: Don't validate lm in set_thread_area after all
@ 2014-12-17 22:48 Andy Lutomirski
  2014-12-18 11:16 ` [tip:x86/urgent] x86/tls: Don't validate lm in set_thread_area() " tip-bot for Andy Lutomirski
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From: Andy Lutomirski @ 2014-12-17 22:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: x86, linux-kernel; +Cc: stable, Andy Lutomirski

It turns out that there's a lurking ABI issue.  GCC, when compiling
this in a 32-bit program:

struct user_desc desc = {
	.entry_number    = idx,
	.base_addr       = base,
	.limit           = 0xfffff,
	.seg_32bit       = 1,
	.contents        = 0, /* Data, grow-up */
	.read_exec_only  = 0,
	.limit_in_pages  = 1,
	.seg_not_present = 0,
	.useable         = 0,
};

will leave .lm uninitialized.  This means that anything in the
kernel that reads user_desc.lm for 32-bit tasks is unreliable.

Revert the .lm check in set_thread_area.  The value never did
anything in the first place.

Fixes: 0e58af4e1d21 x86/tls: Disallow unusual TLS segments
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # Only if 0e58af4e1d21 is backported
Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
---

I think that this got eaten by gmail's SMTP server.  It showed up in
my inbox, but it never made it to lkml.

 arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/ldt.h | 7 +++++++
 arch/x86/kernel/tls.c           | 6 ------
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/ldt.h b/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/ldt.h
index 46727eb37bfe..6e1aaf73852a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/ldt.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/ldt.h
@@ -28,6 +28,13 @@ struct user_desc {
 	unsigned int  seg_not_present:1;
 	unsigned int  useable:1;
 #ifdef __x86_64__
+	/*
+	 * Because this bit is not present in 32-bit user code, user
+	 * programs can pass uninitialized values here.  Therefore, in
+	 * any context in which a user_desc comes from a 32-bit program,
+	 * the kernel must act as though lm == 0, regardless of the
+	 * actual value.
+	 */
 	unsigned int  lm:1;
 #endif
 };
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/tls.c b/arch/x86/kernel/tls.c
index 3e551eee87b9..4e942f31b1a7 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/tls.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tls.c
@@ -55,12 +55,6 @@ static bool tls_desc_okay(const struct user_desc *info)
 	if (info->seg_not_present)
 		return false;
 
-#ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
-	/* The L bit makes no sense for data. */
-	if (info->lm)
-		return false;
-#endif
-
 	return true;
 }
 
-- 
2.1.0


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