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From: Adam Wallis <awallis@codeaurora.org>
To: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Cc: arnd@arndb.de, catalin.marinas@arm.com, cdall@linaro.org,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu, linux-arch@vger.kernel.org,
	marc.zyngier@arm.com, suzuki.poulose@arm.com,
	will.deacon@arm.com, yao.qi@arm.com,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2 06/12] arm64: add basic pointer authentication support
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 15:06:21 -0400
Message-ID: <daefeb1f-9553-c26d-0b35-2c4da328aeff@codeaurora.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171127163806.31435-7-mark.rutland@arm.com>

On 11/27/2017 11:38 AM, Mark Rutland wrote:
> This patch adds basic support for pointer authentication, allowing
> userspace to make use of APIAKey. The kernel maintains an APIAKey value
> for each process (shared by all threads within), which is initialised to
> a random value at exec() time.
> 
> To describe that address authentication instructions are available, the
> ID_AA64ISAR0.{APA,API} fields are exposed to userspace. A new hwcap,
> APIA, is added to describe that the kernel manages APIAKey.
> 
> Instructions using other keys (APIBKey, APDAKey, APDBKey) are disabled,
> and will behave as NOPs. These may be made use of in future patches.
> 
> No support is added for the generic key (APGAKey), though this cannot be
> trapped or made to behave as a NOP. Its presence is not advertised with
> a hwcap.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
> Cc: Suzuki K Poulose <suzuki.poulose@arm.com>
> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> ---
>  arch/arm64/include/asm/mmu.h          |  5 ++
>  arch/arm64/include/asm/mmu_context.h  | 25 +++++++++-
>  arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h | 89 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/hwcap.h   |  1 +
>  arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c        | 17 ++++++-
>  arch/arm64/kernel/cpuinfo.c           |  1 +
>  6 files changed, 134 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h

Mark, I was able to verify that a buffer overflow exploit results in a segfault
with these PAC patches. When I compile the same binary without
"-msign-return-address=none", I am able to successfully overflow the stack and
execute malicious code.

Thanks
Adam

Tested-by: Adam Wallis <awallis@codeaurora.org>


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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-27 16:37 [PATCHv2 00/12] ARMv8.3 pointer authentication userspace support Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:37 ` [PATCHv2 01/12] asm-generic: mm_hooks: allow hooks to be overridden individually Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:37 ` [PATCHv2 02/12] arm64: add pointer authentication register bits Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:37 ` [PATCHv2 03/12] arm64/cpufeature: add ARMv8.3 id_aa64isar1 bits Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:37 ` [PATCHv2 04/12] arm64/cpufeature: detect pointer authentication Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:37 ` [PATCHv2 05/12] arm64: Don't trap host pointer auth use to EL2 Mark Rutland
2018-02-06 12:39   ` Christoffer Dall
2018-02-12 16:00     ` Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 06/12] arm64: add basic pointer authentication support Mark Rutland
2018-05-22 19:06   ` Adam Wallis [this message]
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 07/12] arm64: expose user PAC bit positions via ptrace Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 08/12] arm64: perf: strip PAC when unwinding userspace Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 09/12] arm64/kvm: preserve host HCR_EL2 value Mark Rutland
2018-02-06 12:39   ` Christoffer Dall
2018-04-09 14:57     ` Mark Rutland
2018-04-09 19:03       ` Christoffer Dall
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 10/12] arm64/kvm: context-switch ptrauth registers Mark Rutland
2018-02-06 12:38   ` Christoffer Dall
2018-03-09 14:28     ` Mark Rutland
2018-04-09 12:58       ` Christoffer Dall
2018-04-09 14:37         ` Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 11/12] arm64: enable pointer authentication Mark Rutland
2017-11-27 16:38 ` [PATCHv2 12/12] arm64: docs: document " Mark Rutland
2017-11-28 15:07   ` Andrew Jones
2017-12-04 12:39     ` Mark Rutland
2017-12-04 12:49       ` Andrew Jones

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