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From: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
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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 12:04:52 -0700
Message-ID: <CAKwvOdnhONvrHLAuz_BrAuEpnF5mD9p0YPGJs=NZZ0EZNo7dFQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAK8P3a3LjG+ZvmQrkb9zpgov8xBkQQWrkHBPgjfYSqBKGrwT4w@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 11:13 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 7:54 PM Nick Desaulniers
> <ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 9:35 AM David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Which makes it a bug in the kernel C syscall wrappers.
> > > They need to explicitly mask the high bits of 32bit
> > > arguments on arm64 but not x86-64.
> >
> > Why not x86-64? Wouldn't it be *any* LP64 ISA?
>
> x86-64 is slightly special because most instructions on a 32-bit
> argument clear the upper 32 bits, while on most architectures
> the same instruction would leave the upper bits unchanged.

Oh interesting, depends on the operations too on x86_64 IIUC?

>
> > Attaching a patch that uses the proper width, but I'm pretty sure
> > there's still a signedness issue .  Greg, would you mind running this
> > through the wringer?
>
> I would not expect this to change anything for the bug that Greg
> is chasing, unless there is also a bug in clang.
>
> In the version before the patch, we get a 64-bit argument from
> user space, which may consist of the intended value in the lower
> bits plus garbage in the upper bits. However, vlen only gets
> passed down  into import_iovec() without any other operations
> on it, and since import_iovec takes a 32-bit argument, this is
> where it finally gets narrowed.

Passing an `unsigned long` as an `unsigned int` does no such
narrowing: https://godbolt.org/z/TvfMxe (same vice-versa, just tail
calls, no masking instructions).
So if rw_copy_check_uvector() is inlined into import_iovec() (looking
at the mainline@1028ae406999), then children calls of
`rw_copy_check_uvector()` will be interpreting the `nr_segs` register
unmodified, ie. garbage in the upper 32b.

>
> After your patch, the SYSCALL_DEFINE3() does the narrowing
> conversion with the same clearing of the upper bits.
>
> If there is a problem somewhere leading up to import_iovec(),
> it would have to in some code that expects to get a 32-bit
> register argument but gets called with a register that has
> garbage in the upper bits /without/ going through a correct
> sanitizing function like SYSCALL_DEFINE3().
>
>       Arnd



-- 
Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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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
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 [this message]
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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