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From: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Tom Zanussi <zanussi@kernel.org>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>,
	Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tracing: Do no reference char * as a string in histograms
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:42:49 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAM9d7chv7FvL-EoYOxOkBwRz6jvJEX5Oe1c3GkSyxSPEKPPq3w@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210715000206.025df9d2@rorschach.local.home>

Hi Steve,

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 9:02 PM Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> From: "Steven Rostedt (VMware)" <rostedt@goodmis.org>
>
> The histogram logic was allowing events with char * pointers to be used as
> normal strings. But it was easy to crash the kernel with:
>
>  # echo 'hist:keys=filename' > events/syscalls/sys_enter_openat/trigger
>
> And open some files, and boom!
>
>  BUG: unable to handle page fault for address: 00007f2ced0c3280
>  #PF: supervisor read access in kernel mode
>  #PF: error_code(0x0000) - not-present page
>  PGD 1173fa067 P4D 1173fa067 PUD 1171b6067 PMD 1171dd067 PTE 0
>  Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP
>  CPU: 6 PID: 1810 Comm: cat Not tainted 5.13.0-rc5-test+ #61
>  Hardware name: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF/339A, BIOS K01
> v03.03 07/14/2016
>  RIP: 0010:strlen+0x0/0x20
>  Code: f6 82 80 2a 0b a9 20 74 11 0f b6 50 01 48 83 c0 01 f6 82 80 2a 0b
> a9 20 75 ef c3 66 66 2e 0f 1f 84 00 00 00 00 00 0f 1f 40 00 <80> 3f 00 74
> 10 48 89 f8 48 83 c0 01 80 38 00 75 f7 48 29 f8 c3
>
>  RSP: 0018:ffffbdbf81567b50 EFLAGS: 00010246
>  RAX: 0000000000000003 RBX: ffff93815cdb3800 RCX: ffff9382401a22d0
>  RDX: 0000000000000100 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: 00007f2ced0c3280
>  RBP: 0000000000000100 R08: ffff9382409ff074 R09: ffffbdbf81567c98
>  R10: ffff9382409ff074 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: ffff9382409ff074
>  R13: 0000000000000001 R14: ffff93815a744f00 R15: 00007f2ced0c3280
>  FS:  00007f2ced0f8580(0000) GS:ffff93825a800000(0000)
> knlGS:0000000000000000
>  CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
>  CR2: 00007f2ced0c3280 CR3: 0000000107069005 CR4: 00000000001706e0
>  Call Trace:
>   event_hist_trigger+0x463/0x5f0
>   ? find_held_lock+0x32/0x90
>   ? sched_clock_cpu+0xe/0xd0
>   ? lock_release+0x155/0x440
>   ? kernel_init_free_pages+0x6d/0x90
>   ? preempt_count_sub+0x9b/0xd0
>   ? kernel_init_free_pages+0x6d/0x90
>   ? get_page_from_freelist+0x12c4/0x1680
>   ? __rb_reserve_next+0xe5/0x460
>   ? ring_buffer_lock_reserve+0x12a/0x3f0
>   event_triggers_call+0x52/0xe0
>   ftrace_syscall_enter+0x264/0x2c0
>   syscall_trace_enter.constprop.0+0x1ee/0x210
>   do_syscall_64+0x1c/0x80
>   entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xae
>
> Where it triggered a fault on strlen(key) where key was the filename.
>
> The reason is that filename is a char * to user space, and the histogram
> code just blindly dereferenced it, with obvious bad results.
>
> I originally tried to use strncpy_from_user/kernel_nofault() but found
> that there's other places that its dereferenced and not worth the effort.
>
> Just do not allow "char *" to act like strings.

It'd lose convenience and expressiveness but it's hard to argue if
it crashes the kernel.  So,

Acked-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>

Thanks,
Namhyung


>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Fixes: 79e577cbce4c4 ("tracing: Support string type key properly")
> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> ---
>  kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c | 6 +++---
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c b/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
> index 0207aeed31e6..16a9dfc9fffc 100644
> --- a/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
> +++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
> @@ -1689,7 +1689,9 @@ static struct hist_field *create_hist_field(struct hist_trigger_data *hist_data,
>         if (WARN_ON_ONCE(!field))
>                 goto out;
>
> -       if (is_string_field(field)) {
> +       /* Pointers to strings are just pointers and dangerous to dereference */
> +       if (is_string_field(field) &&
> +           (field->filter_type != FILTER_PTR_STRING)) {
>                 flags |= HIST_FIELD_FL_STRING;
>
>                 hist_field->size = MAX_FILTER_STR_VAL;
> @@ -4495,8 +4497,6 @@ static inline void add_to_key(char *compound_key, void *key,
>                 field = key_field->field;
>                 if (field->filter_type == FILTER_DYN_STRING)
>                         size = *(u32 *)(rec + field->offset) >> 16;
> -               else if (field->filter_type == FILTER_PTR_STRING)
> -                       size = strlen(key);
>                 else if (field->filter_type == FILTER_STATIC_STRING)
>                         size = field->size;
>
> --
> 2.31.1
>

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-15 16:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-15  4:02 Steven Rostedt
2021-07-15 16:42 ` Namhyung Kim [this message]
2021-07-15 17:04 ` Tom Zanussi
2021-07-15 19:54   ` Steven Rostedt
2021-07-15 20:39     ` Tom Zanussi
2021-07-15 21:09       ` Steven Rostedt

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