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From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
To: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@kernel.org>
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Subject: Re: Buggy commit tracked to: "Re: [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c"
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:28:28 +0100
Message-ID: <20201022212828.GZ3576660@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201022205932.GB3613750@gmail.com>

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 01:59:32PM -0700, Eric Biggers wrote:

> Also note the following program succeeds on Linux 5.9 on x86_64.  On kernels
> that have this bug, it should fail.  (I couldn't get it to actually fail, so it
> must depend on the compiler and/or the kernel config...)

It doesn't.  See https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-scsi/msg147836.html for
discussion of that mess.

ssize_t vfs_readv(struct file *file, const struct iovec __user *vec,
                  unsigned long vlen, loff_t *pos, rwf_t flags)
{
        struct iovec iovstack[UIO_FASTIOV];
        struct iovec *iov = iovstack;
        struct iov_iter iter;
        ssize_t ret;

        ret = import_iovec(READ, vec, vlen, ARRAY_SIZE(iovstack), &iov, &iter);
        if (ret >= 0) {
                ret = do_iter_read(file, &iter, pos, flags);
                kfree(iov);
        }

        return ret;
}

and import_iovec() takes unsigned int as the third argument, so it *will*
truncate to 32 bits, no matter what.  Has done so since 0504c074b546
"switch {compat_,}do_readv_writev() to {compat_,}import_iovec()" back in
March 2015.  Yes, it was an incompatible userland ABI change, even though
nothing that used glibc/uclibc/dietlibc would've noticed.

Better yet, up until 2.1.90pre1 passing a 64bit value as the _first_ argument
of readv(2) used to fail with -EBADF if it was too large; at that point it
started to get quietly truncated to 32bit first.  And again, no libc users
would've noticed (neither would anything except deliberate regression test
looking for that specific behaviour).

Note that we also have process_madvise(2) with size_t for vlen (huh?  It's
a number of array elements, not an object size) and process_vm_{read,write}v(2),
that have unsigned long for the same thing.  And the last two *are* using
the same unsigned long from glibc POV.

  reply index

Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-25  4:51 let import_iovec deal with compat_iovecs as well v4 Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 1/9] compat.h: fix a spelling error in <linux/compat.h> Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-21 16:13   ` Buggy commit tracked to: "Re: [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c" Greg KH
2020-10-21 20:59     ` David Laight
2020-10-21 23:39     ` Al Viro
2020-10-22  8:26       ` Greg KH
2020-10-22  8:35         ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  8:40           ` David Laight
2020-10-22  8:48             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  9:01               ` Greg KH
2020-10-22  9:06                 ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:19                 ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  9:25                   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  9:32                     ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:36                       ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22 10:48                         ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 12:18                           ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 12:42                             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22 12:57                               ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 13:50                                 ` Greg KH
     [not found]                                   ` <CAK8P3a1B7OVdyzW0-97JwzZiwp0D0fnSfyete16QTvPp_1m07A@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-22 14:40                                     ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 16:15                                       ` David Laight
2020-10-23 12:46                                   ` David Laight
2020-10-23 13:09                                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-23 14:33                                       ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-23 14:39                                         ` David Laight
2020-10-23 14:47                                           ` 'Greg KH'
2020-10-23 16:33                                             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-11-02  9:06                                             ` David Laight
2020-11-02 13:52                                               ` 'Greg KH'
2020-11-02 18:23                                                 ` David Laight
2020-10-23 17:58                                       ` Al Viro
2020-10-23 18:27                                         ` Segher Boessenkool
2020-10-23 21:28                                           ` David Laight
2020-10-24 17:29                                             ` Segher Boessenkool
2020-10-24 21:12                                               ` David Laight
     [not found]                                     ` <CAK8P3a1n+b8hOMhNQSDzgic03dyXbmpccfTJ3C1bGKvzsgMXbg@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-23 13:28                                       ` David Laight
2020-10-22 13:23                         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-22 16:35                           ` David Laight
2020-10-22 16:40                             ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-10-22 16:50                               ` David Laight
2020-10-22 17:00                               ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-22 20:59                                 ` Eric Biggers
2020-10-22 21:28                                   ` Al Viro [this message]
2020-10-22 18:19                               ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 17:54                             ` Nick Desaulniers
     [not found]                               ` <CAK8P3a3LjG+ZvmQrkb9zpgov8xBkQQWrkHBPgjfYSqBKGrwT4w@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-22 19:04                                 ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-22 19:24                                   ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 19:27                                     ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 20:06                                     ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 20:09                                       ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 20:11                                     ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-22 22:07                                     ` David Laight
2020-10-23 13:12                                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22 22:04                                   ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:28                   ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:02               ` David Laight
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 3/9] iov_iter: refactor rw_copy_check_uvector and import_iovec Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 4/9] iov_iter: transparently handle compat iovecs in import_iovec Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 5/9] fs: remove various compat readv/writev helpers Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 6/9] fs: remove the compat readv/writev syscalls Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 7/9] fs: remove compat_sys_vmsplice Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 8/9] mm: remove compat_process_vm_{readv,writev} Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 9/9] security/keys: remove compat_keyctl_instantiate_key_iov Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25 15:23 ` let import_iovec deal with compat_iovecs as well v4 Al Viro

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