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From: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>
To: Pavel Machek <>
	kernel list <>,,,,
Subject: Re: CVE-2021-3600 aka bpf: Fix 32 bit src register truncation on div/mod
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:06:19 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YSd1q9Llm1vsWbXT@mussarela> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 12:23:37PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> As far as I can tell, CVE-2021-3600 is still a problem for 4.14 and
> 4.19.
> Unfortunately, those kernels lack BPF_JMP32 support, and that support
> is too big and intrusive to backport.
> So I tried to come up with solution without JMP32 support... only to
> end up with not seeing the bug in the affected code.
> Changelog says:
>     bpf: Fix 32 bit src register truncation on div/mod
>     While reviewing a different fix, John and I noticed an oddity in one of the
>     BPF program dumps that stood out, for example:
>       # bpftool p d x i 13
>        0: (b7) r0 = 808464450
>        1: (b4) w4 = 808464432
>        2: (bc) w0 = w0
>        3: (15) if r0 == 0x0 goto pc+1
>        4: (9c) w4 %= w0
>       [...]
>     In line 2 we noticed that the mov32 would 32 bit truncate the original src
>     register for the div/mod operation. While for the two operations the dst
>     register is typically marked unknown e.g. from adjust_scalar_min_max_vals()
>     the src register is not, and thus verifier keeps tracking original bounds,
>     simplified:
> So this explains "mov32 w0, w0" is problematic, and fixes the bug by
> replacing it with jmp32. Unfortunately, I can't do that in 4.19; plus
> I don't really see how the bug is solved -- we avoided adding mov32
> sequence that triggers the problem, but the problematic sequence could
> still be produced by the userspace, no?
> Does adjust_scalar_min_max_vals still need fixing?
> Do you have any hints how to solve this in 4.19?
> Best regards,
> 								Pavel
> -- 
> DENX Software Engineering GmbH,      Managing Director: Wolfgang Denk
> HRB 165235 Munich, Office: Kirchenstr.5, D-82194 Groebenzell, Germany

Hi, Pavel.

We have fixed this in our 4.15 kernels with help from Daniel, John, Alexei and
Salvatore. I am a little busy right now, but will make time to work on the
commits we had for 4.19. 4.19 is also affected by CVE-2021-3444, IIRC.

When I get back to it, I may try to answer some of your questions.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-26 11:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-26 10:23 CVE-2021-3600 aka bpf: Fix 32 bit src register truncation on div/mod Pavel Machek
2021-08-26 11:06 ` Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo [this message]
2021-08-30 18:38 ` Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo
2021-08-31 13:30   ` Pavel Machek

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