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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/mm: Do not allow non-MAP_FIXED mapping across DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW border
On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:14:36PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Nov 2017, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 08:14:54PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > > > It will succeed with 5-level paging.
> > > >
> > > > And why is this allowed?
> > > >
> > > > > It should be safe as with 4-level paging such request would fail and it's
> > > > > reasonable to expect that userspace is not relying on the failure to
> > > > > function properly.
> > > >
> > > > Huch?
> > > >
> > > > The first rule when looking at user space is that is broken or
> > > > hostile. Reasonable and user space are mutually exclusive.
> > >
> > > Aside of that in case of get_unmapped_area:
> > >
> > > If va_unmapped_area() fails, then the address and the len which caused the
> > > overlap check to trigger are handed in to arch_get_unmapped_area(), which
> > > again can create an invalid mapping if I'm not missing something.
> > >
> > > If mappings which overlap the boundary are invalid then we have to make
> > > sure at all ends that they wont happen.
> >
> > They are not invalid.
> >
> > The patch tries to address following theoretical issue:
> >
> > We have an application that tries, for some reason, to allocate memory
> > with mmap(addr), without MAP_FIXED, where addr is near the borderline of
> > 47-bit address space and addr+len is above the border.
> >
> > On 4-level paging machine this request would succeed, but the address will
> > always be within 47-bit VA -- cannot allocate by hint address, ignore it.
> >
> > If the application cannot handle high address this might be an issue on
> > 5-level paging machine as such call would succeed *and* allocate memory by
> > the specified hint address. In this case part of the mapping would be
> > above the border line and may lead to misbehaviour.
> >
> > I hope this makes any sense :)
>
> I can see where you are heading to. Now the case I was looking at is:
>
> arch_get_unmapped_area_topdown()
>
> addr0 = addr;
>
> ....
> if (addr) {
> if (cross_border(addr, len))
> goto get_unmapped_area;
> ...
> }
> get_unmapped_area:
> ...
> if (addr > DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW && !in_compat_syscall())
>
> ^^^ evaluates to false because addr < DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW
>
> addr - vm_unmapped_area(&info);
>
> ^^^ fails for whatever reason.
>
> bottomup:
> return arch_get_unmapped_area(.., addr0, len, ....);
>
>
> AFAICT arch_get_unmapped_area() can allocate a mapping which crosses the
> border, i.e. a mapping which you want to prevent for the !MAP_FIXED case.

No, it can't as long as addr0 is below DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW:

arch_get_unmapped_area()
{
...
find_start_end(addr, flags, &begin, &end);
// end is DEFAULT_MAP_WINDOW here, since addr is below the border
...
if (addr) {
...
// end - len is less than addr, so the condition below is
// false.
if (end - len >= addr &&
(!vma || addr + len <= vm_start_gap(vma)))
return addr;
}
...
info.high_limit = end;
...
return vm_unmapped_area(&info);
}

--
Kirill A. Shutemov

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