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From: Tom Stellard <tstellar@redhat.com>
To: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Cc: X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>,
	Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>,
	Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>,
	linux-hardening@vger.kernel.org,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 00/14] x86: Add support for Clang CFI
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 10:26:16 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9349a92d-f2a7-9ee4-64db-98d30eadc505@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABCJKufrpx9arM-hfX_bR-efO+13VBMFNBTe4ff036VEZi1LZQ@mail.gmail.com>

On 8/23/21 10:20 AM, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 10:16 AM Tom Stellard <tstellar@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 8/23/21 10:13 AM, 'Sami Tolvanen' via Clang Built Linux wrote:
>>> This series adds support for Clang's Control-Flow Integrity (CFI)
>>> checking to x86_64. With CFI, the compiler injects a runtime
>>> check before each indirect function call to ensure the target is
>>> a valid function with the correct static type. This restricts
>>> possible call targets and makes it more difficult for an attacker
>>> to exploit bugs that allow the modification of stored function
>>> pointers. For more details, see:
>>>
>>>     https://clang.llvm.org/docs/ControlFlowIntegrity.html
>>>
>>> Version 2 depends on Clang >=14, where we fixed the issue with
>>> referencing static functions from inline assembly. Based on the
>>> feedback for v1, this version also changes the declaration of
>>> functions that are not callable from C to use an opaque type,
>>> which stops the compiler from replacing references to them. This
>>> avoids the need to sprinkle function_nocfi() macros in the kernel
>>> code.
>>
>> How invasive are the changes in clang 14 necessary to make CFI work?
>> Would it be possible to backport them to LLVM 13?
> 
> I'm not sure what the LLVM backport policy is, but this specific fix
> was quite simple:
> 
> https://reviews.llvm.org/rG7ce1c4da7726
> 

That looks like something we could backport, I filed a bug to track
the backport: https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51588.

Do you have any concerns about backporting it or do you think it's pretty
safe?

-Tom


> Sami
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-24 17:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-23 17:13 Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 01/14] objtool: Add CONFIG_CFI_CLANG support Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 02/14] objtool: Add ASM_STACK_FRAME_NON_STANDARD Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 03/14] linkage: Add DECLARE_ASM_FUNC_SYMBOL Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 04/14] ftrace: Use an opaque type for functions not callable from C Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 05/14] lkdtm: Disable UNSET_SMEP with CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 06/14] lkdtm: Use an opaque type for lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 07/14] x86: Use an opaque type for functions not callable from C Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-26 16:54   ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-08-26 22:11     ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-26 23:23       ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-08-26 23:45         ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 08/14] x86/extable: Do not mark exception callback as CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-26 16:56   ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-08-30 19:57     ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 09/14] x86/purgatory: Disable CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 10/14] x86, relocs: Ignore __typeid__ relocations Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 11/14] x86, module: " Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 12/14] x86, cpu: Use LTO for cpu.c with CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 13/14] x86, kprobes: Fix optprobe_template_func type mismatch Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:13 ` [PATCH v2 14/14] x86, build: Allow CONFIG_CFI_CLANG to be selected Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-23 17:16 ` [PATCH v2 00/14] x86: Add support for Clang CFI Tom Stellard
2021-08-23 17:20   ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-24 17:26     ` Tom Stellard [this message]
2021-08-24 17:30       ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-24 19:46 ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-08-25 15:49   ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-08-26 11:43     ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-08-26 21:52       ` Sami Tolvanen

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