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Subject[PATCH v3 05/31] vfs: Define usercopy region in names_cache slab caches
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From: David Windsor <dave@nullcore.net>

VFS pathnames are stored in the names_cache slab cache, either inline
or across an entire allocation entry (when approaching PATH_MAX). These
are copied to/from userspace, so they must be entirely whitelisted.

cache object allocation:
include/linux/fs.h:
#define __getname() kmem_cache_alloc(names_cachep, GFP_KERNEL)

example usage trace:
strncpy_from_user+0x4d/0x170
getname_flags+0x6f/0x1f0
user_path_at_empty+0x23/0x40
do_mount+0x69/0xda0
SyS_mount+0x83/0xd0

fs/namei.c:
getname_flags(...):
...
result = __getname();
...
kname = (char *)result->iname;
result->name = kname;
len = strncpy_from_user(kname, filename, EMBEDDED_NAME_MAX);
...
if (unlikely(len == EMBEDDED_NAME_MAX)) {
const size_t size = offsetof(struct filename, iname[1]);
kname = (char *)result;

result = kzalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL);
...
result->name = kname;
len = strncpy_from_user(kname, filename, PATH_MAX);

In support of usercopy hardening, this patch defines the entire cache
object in the names_cache slab cache as whitelisted, since it may entirely
hold name strings to be copied to/from userspace.

This patch is verbatim from Brad Spengler/PaX Team's PAX_USERCOPY
whitelisting code in the last public patch of grsecurity/PaX based on my
understanding of the code. Changes or omissions from the original code are
mine and don't reflect the original grsecurity/PaX code.

Signed-off-by: David Windsor <dave@nullcore.net>
[kees: adjust commit log, add usage trace]
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
---
fs/dcache.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/dcache.c b/fs/dcache.c
index 5f5e7c1fcf4b..34ef9a9169be 100644
--- a/fs/dcache.c
+++ b/fs/dcache.c
@@ -3642,8 +3642,8 @@ void __init vfs_caches_init_early(void)

void __init vfs_caches_init(void)
{
- names_cachep = kmem_cache_create("names_cache", PATH_MAX, 0,
- SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN|SLAB_PANIC, NULL);
+ names_cachep = kmem_cache_create_usercopy("names_cache", PATH_MAX, 0,
+ SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN|SLAB_PANIC, 0, PATH_MAX, NULL);

dcache_init();
inode_init();
--
2.7.4
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