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From: Martin Lau <>
To: Wenwen Wang <>
Cc: Kangjie Lu <>, Alexei Starovoitov <>,
	"Daniel Borkmann" <>,
	"open list:BPF (Safe dynamic programs and tools)" 
	"open list:BPF (Safe dynamic programs and tools)" 
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bpf: btf: Fix a missing-check bug
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:40:35 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 05:29:51PM -0500, Wenwen Wang wrote:
> In btf_parse(), the header of the user-space btf data 'btf_data' is firstly
> parsed and verified through btf_parse_hdr(). In btf_parse_hdr(), the header
> is copied from user-space 'btf_data' to kernel-space 'btf->hdr' and then
> verified. If no error happens during the verification process, the whole
> data of 'btf_data', including the header, is then copied to 'data' in
> btf_parse(). It is obvious that the header is copied twice here. More
> importantly, no check is enforced after the second copy to make sure the
> headers obtained in these two copies are same. Given that 'btf_data'
> resides in the user space, a malicious user can race to modify the header
> between these two copies. By doing so, the user can inject inconsistent
> data, which can cause undefined behavior of the kernel and introduce
> potential security risk.
> To avoid the above issue, this patch rewrites the header after the second
> copy, using 'btf->hdr', which is obtained in the first copy.
Acked-by: Martin KaFai Lau <>

  reply	other threads:[~2018-10-22 15:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-19 22:29 Wenwen Wang
2018-10-22 15:40 ` Martin Lau [this message]
2018-10-22 15:57 ` Y Song
2018-10-24  9:16   ` Daniel Borkmann
2018-10-24 11:36     ` Wenwen Wang

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