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From: Alexander Popov <alex.popov@linux.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>,
	Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com, keescook@chromium.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] mm/slub.c: add a naive detection of double free or corruption
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:23:44 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <46e2d4b9-94a4-76e3-be25-144f26f74fb6@linux.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170717175459.GC14983@bombadil.infradead.org>

On 17.07.2017 20:54, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 07:45:07PM +0300, Alexander Popov wrote:
>> Add an assertion similar to "fasttop" check in GNU C Library allocator:
>> an object added to a singly linked freelist should not point to itself.
>> That helps to detect some double free errors (e.g. CVE-2017-2636) without
>> slub_debug and KASAN. Testing with hackbench doesn't show any noticeable
>> performance penalty.
> 
>>  {
>> +	BUG_ON(object == fp); /* naive detection of double free or corruption */
>>  	*(void **)(object + s->offset) = fp;
>>  }
> 
> Is BUG() the best response to this situation?  If it's a corruption, then
> yes, but if we spot a double-free, then surely we should WARN() and return
> without doing anything?

Hello Matthew,

Double-free leads to the memory corruption too, since the next two kmalloc()
calls return the same address to their callers. And we can spot it early here.

--
Alexander

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      parent reply	other threads:[~2017-07-17 18:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-17 16:45 [PATCH 1/1] mm/slub.c: add a naive detection of double free or corruption Alexander Popov
2017-07-17 16:57 ` Christopher Lameter
2017-07-17 17:54 ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-07-17 18:04   ` Christopher Lameter
2017-07-17 19:01     ` Alexander Popov
2017-07-17 19:11       ` Kees Cook
2017-07-18 19:56         ` Alexander Popov
2017-07-18 20:04           ` Kees Cook
2017-07-19  8:38             ` Alexander Popov
2017-07-19 14:02             ` Christopher Lameter
2017-07-18 14:57       ` Christopher Lameter
2017-07-17 18:23   ` Alexander Popov [this message]

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