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    Subject[patch 1/5] perf_counter: Make sure we dont leak kernel memory to userspace
    There are a few places we are leaking tiny amounts of kernel memory
    to userspace. This happens when writing out strings because we always align
    the end to 64 bits.

    To avoid this we should always use an appropriately sized temporary buffer
    and ensure it is zeroed.

    Since d_path assembles the string from the end of the buffer backwards, we
    need to add 64 bits after the buffer to allow for alignment.

    We also need to copy arch_vma_name to the temporary buffer, because if we use
    it directly we may end up copying to userspace a number of bytes after the end
    of the string constant.

    Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
    ---

    Index: linux.trees.git/kernel/perf_counter.c
    ===================================================================
    --- linux.trees.git.orig/kernel/perf_counter.c 2009-07-16 19:44:23.000000000 +1000
    +++ linux.trees.git/kernel/perf_counter.c 2009-07-16 20:25:37.000000000 +1000
    @@ -2969,8 +2969,10 @@
    struct perf_cpu_context *cpuctx;
    struct perf_counter_context *ctx;
    unsigned int size;
    - char *comm = comm_event->task->comm;
    + char comm[TASK_COMM_LEN];

    + memset(comm, 0, sizeof(comm));
    + strncpy(comm, comm_event->task->comm, sizeof(comm));
    size = ALIGN(strlen(comm)+1, sizeof(u64));

    comm_event->comm = comm;
    @@ -3089,8 +3091,15 @@
    char *buf = NULL;
    const char *name;

    + memset(tmp, 0, sizeof(tmp));
    +
    if (file) {
    - buf = kzalloc(PATH_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
    + /*
    + * d_path works from the end of the buffer backwards, so we
    + * need to add enough zero bytes after the string to handle
    + * the 64bit alignment we do later.
    + */
    + buf = kzalloc(PATH_MAX + sizeof(u64), GFP_KERNEL);
    if (!buf) {
    name = strncpy(tmp, "//enomem", sizeof(tmp));
    goto got_name;
    @@ -3101,9 +3110,11 @@
    goto got_name;
    }
    } else {
    - name = arch_vma_name(mmap_event->vma);
    - if (name)
    + if (arch_vma_name(mmap_event->vma)) {
    + name = strncpy(tmp, arch_vma_name(mmap_event->vma),
    + sizeof(tmp));
    goto got_name;
    + }

    if (!vma->vm_mm) {
    name = strncpy(tmp, "[vdso]", sizeof(tmp));
    --



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