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From: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
To: 'Will Deacon' <will@kernel.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
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Subject: RE: [PATCH v8 3/6] stack: Optionally randomize kernel stack offset each syscall
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2021 11:15:43 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <61ae9398a03d4fe7868b68c9026d5998@AcuMS.aculab.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210401083034.GA8554@willie-the-truck>

From: Will Deacon
> Sent: 01 April 2021 09:31
...
> > +/*
> > + * These macros must be used during syscall entry when interrupts and
> > + * preempt are disabled, and after user registers have been stored to
> > + * the stack.
> > + */
> > +#define add_random_kstack_offset() do {					\
> > +	if (static_branch_maybe(CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_KSTACK_OFFSET_DEFAULT,	\
> > +				&randomize_kstack_offset)) {		\
> > +		u32 offset = __this_cpu_read(kstack_offset);		\
> > +		u8 *ptr = __builtin_alloca(KSTACK_OFFSET_MAX(offset));	\
> > +		asm volatile("" : "=m"(*ptr) :: "memory");		\
> 
> Using the "m" constraint here is dangerous if you don't actually evaluate it
> inside the asm. For example, if the compiler decides to generate an
> addressing mode relative to the stack but with writeback (autodecrement), then
> the stack pointer will be off by 8 bytes. Can you use "o" instead?

Is it allowed to use such a mode?
It would have to know that the "m" was substituted exactly once.
I think there are quite a few examples with 'strange' uses of memory
asm arguments.

However, in this case, isn't it enough to ensure the address is 'saved'?
So:
	asm volatile("" : "=r"(ptr) );
should be enough.

	David

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-01 17:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-30 20:57 [PATCH v8 0/6] " Kees Cook
2021-03-30 20:57 ` [PATCH v8 1/6] jump_label: Provide CONFIG-driven build state defaults Kees Cook
2021-03-30 20:57 ` [PATCH v8 2/6] init_on_alloc: Optimize static branches Kees Cook
2021-03-30 20:57 ` [PATCH v8 3/6] stack: Optionally randomize kernel stack offset each syscall Kees Cook
2021-03-31  7:53   ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-03-31 21:54     ` Kees Cook
2021-03-31 22:38       ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-04-01  6:31         ` Kees Cook
2021-04-01  8:30   ` Will Deacon
2021-04-01 11:15     ` David Laight [this message]
2021-04-01 22:42       ` Kees Cook
2021-03-30 20:57 ` [PATCH v8 4/6] x86/entry: Enable random_kstack_offset support Kees Cook
2021-03-31  7:50   ` Thomas Gleixner
2021-03-30 20:57 ` [PATCH v8 5/6] arm64: entry: " Kees Cook
2021-03-30 20:57 ` [PATCH v8 6/6] lkdtm: Add REPORT_STACK for checking stack offsets Kees Cook
2021-04-01 19:17 ` [PATCH] Where we are for this patch? Roy Yang
2021-04-01 19:48   ` Al Viro
2021-04-01 20:13     ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-04-01 21:46   ` [PATCH v8 0/6] Optionally randomize kernel stack offset each syscall Kees Cook

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