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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@intel.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
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	Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>,
	Alexander Popov <alex.popov@linux.com>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>,
	Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>,
	Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.ibm.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
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	linux-hardening@vger.kernel.org,
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	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 3/6] stack: Optionally randomize kernel stack offset each syscall
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 00:38:31 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87v9973q54.ffs@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <202103311453.A840B7FC5@keescook>

On Wed, Mar 31 2021 at 14:54, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 09:53:26AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 30 2021 at 13:57, Kees Cook wrote:
>> > +/*
>> > + * Do not use this anywhere else in the kernel. This is used here because
>> > + * it provides an arch-agnostic way to grow the stack with correct
>> > + * alignment. Also, since this use is being explicitly masked to a max of
>> > + * 10 bits, stack-clash style attacks are unlikely. For more details see
>> > + * "VLAs" in Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
>> > + * The asm statement is designed to convince the compiler to keep the
>> > + * allocation around even after "ptr" goes out of scope.
>> 
>> Nit. That explanation of "ptr" might be better placed right at the
>> add_random...() macro.
>
> Ah, yes! Fixed in v9.

Hmm, looking at V9 the "ptr" thing got lost ....

> +/*
> + * Do not use this anywhere else in the kernel. This is used here because
> + * it provides an arch-agnostic way to grow the stack with correct
> + * alignment. Also, since this use is being explicitly masked to a max of
> + * 10 bits, stack-clash style attacks are unlikely. For more details see
> + * "VLAs" in Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> + */
> +void *__builtin_alloca(size_t size);
> +/*
> + * Use, at most, 10 bits of entropy. We explicitly cap this to keep the
> + * "VLA" from being unbounded (see above). 10 bits leaves enough room for
> + * per-arch offset masks to reduce entropy (by removing higher bits, since
> + * high entropy may overly constrain usable stack space), and for
> + * compiler/arch-specific stack alignment to remove the lower bits.
> + */
> +#define KSTACK_OFFSET_MAX(x)	((x) & 0x3FF)
> +
> +/*
> + * 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 {					\

> Do you want to take this via -tip (and leave off the arm64 patch until
> it is acked), or would you rather it go via arm64? (I've sent v9 now...)

Either way is fine.

Thanks,

        tglx

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-31 22:39 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 [this message]
2021-04-01  6:31         ` Kees Cook
2021-04-01  8:30   ` Will Deacon
2021-04-01 11:15     ` David Laight
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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