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From: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
To: Y Song <ys114321@gmail.com>, wang6495@umn.edu
Cc: kjlu@umn.edu, Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] bpf: btf: Fix a missing-check bug
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:16:38 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ff23c4af-9e31-8a79-9c37-95766bff7619@iogearbox.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAH3MdRV2qLj_3KHFYmCKYHMx2wZk_4mQrdvRJe+znXr3Astm8g@mail.gmail.com>

Hi Wenwen,

On 10/22/2018 05:57 PM, Y Song wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu> wrote:
>>
>> In btf_parse(), the header of the user-space btf data 'btf_data' is firstly
>> parsed and verified through btf_parse_hdr(). In btf_parse_hdr(), the header
>> is copied from user-space 'btf_data' to kernel-space 'btf->hdr' and then
>> verified. If no error happens during the verification process, the whole
>> data of 'btf_data', including the header, is then copied to 'data' in
>> btf_parse(). It is obvious that the header is copied twice here. More
>> importantly, no check is enforced after the second copy to make sure the
>> headers obtained in these two copies are same. Given that 'btf_data'
>> resides in the user space, a malicious user can race to modify the header
>> between these two copies. By doing so, the user can inject inconsistent
>> data, which can cause undefined behavior of the kernel and introduce
>> potential security risk.
>>
>> To avoid the above issue, this patch rewrites the header after the second
>> copy, using 'btf->hdr', which is obtained in the first copy.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu>
>> ---
>>  kernel/bpf/btf.c | 3 +++
>>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/kernel/bpf/btf.c b/kernel/bpf/btf.c
>> index 138f030..2a85f91 100644
>> --- a/kernel/bpf/btf.c
>> +++ b/kernel/bpf/btf.c
>> @@ -2202,6 +2202,9 @@ static struct btf *btf_parse(void __user *btf_data, u32 btf_data_size,
>>                 goto errout;
>>         }
>>
>> +       memcpy(data, &btf->hdr,
>> +               min_t(u32, btf->hdr.hdr_len, sizeof(btf->hdr)));
> 
> Could you restructure the code to memcpy the header followed by copying
> the rest of btf_data with copy_from_user? This way, each byte is only
> copied once.
> Could you add some comments right before memcpy so later people will know
> why we implement this way?

Thanks for the fix! Agree with Yonghong that we should rework this a bit, so
please respin a v2 with the feedback addressed, thanks.

>> +
>>         err = btf_parse_str_sec(env);
>>         if (err)
>>                 goto errout;
>> --
>> 2.7.4
>>


  reply	other threads:[~2018-10-24  9:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-19 22:29 Wenwen Wang
2018-10-22 15:40 ` Martin Lau
2018-10-22 15:57 ` Y Song
2018-10-24  9:16   ` Daniel Borkmann [this message]
2018-10-24 11:36     ` Wenwen Wang

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