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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3 V13] RO/NX protection for loadable kernel
This patch breaks function tracer:

------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at kernel/trace/ftrace.c:1014 ftrace_bug+0x114/0x171()
Hardware name: Precision WorkStation 470
Modules linked in: i2c_core(+)
Pid: 86, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.37-rc2+ #68
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff8104e957>] warn_slowpath_common+0x85/0x9d
[<ffffffffa00026db>] ? __process_new_adapter+0x7/0x34 [i2c_core]
[<ffffffffa00026db>] ? __process_new_adapter+0x7/0x34 [i2c_core]
[<ffffffff8104e989>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x1c
[<ffffffff810a9dfe>] ftrace_bug+0x114/0x171
[<ffffffffa00026db>] ? __process_new_adapter+0x7/0x34 [i2c_core]
[<ffffffff810aa0db>] ftrace_process_locs+0x1ae/0x274
[<ffffffffa00026db>] ? __process_new_adapter+0x7/0x34 [i2c_core]
[<ffffffff810aa29e>] ftrace_module_notify+0x39/0x44
[<ffffffff814405cf>] notifier_call_chain+0x37/0x63
[<ffffffff8106e054>] __blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x46/0x5b
[<ffffffff8106e07d>] blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x14/0x16
[<ffffffff8107ffde>] sys_init_module+0x73/0x1f3
[<ffffffff8100acf2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
---[ end trace 2aff4f4ca53ec746 ]---
ftrace faulted on writing [<ffffffffa00026db>]
__process_new_adapter+0x7/0x34 [i2c_core]


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:35:16PM +0100, matthieu castet wrote:
>
> @@ -2650,6 +2810,18 @@ static struct module *load_module(void __user *umod,
> kfree(info.strmap);
> free_copy(&info);
>
> + /* Set RO and NX regions for core */
> + set_section_ro_nx(mod->module_core,
> + mod->core_text_size,
> + mod->core_ro_size,
> + mod->core_size);
> +
> + /* Set RO and NX regions for init */
> + set_section_ro_nx(mod->module_init,
> + mod->init_text_size,
> + mod->init_ro_size,
> + mod->init_size);
> +

Here we set the text read only before we call the notifiers. The
function tracer changes the calls to mcount into nops via a notifier
call so this must be done after the module notifiers.

> /* Done! */
> trace_module_load(mod);
> return mod;
> @@ -2753,6 +2925,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(init_module, void __user *, umod,
> mod->symtab = mod->core_symtab;
> mod->strtab = mod->core_strtab;
> #endif
> + unset_section_ro_nx(mod, mod->module_init);
> module_free(mod, mod->module_init);
> mod->module_init = NULL;
> mod->init_size = 0;

Below is the patch that fixes this bug.

-- Steve

Reported-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>

diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index ba421e6..5ccf52c 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2804,18 +2804,6 @@ static struct module *load_module(void __user *umod,
kfree(info.strmap);
free_copy(&info);

- /* Set RO and NX regions for core */
- set_section_ro_nx(mod->module_core,
- mod->core_text_size,
- mod->core_ro_size,
- mod->core_size);
-
- /* Set RO and NX regions for init */
- set_section_ro_nx(mod->module_init,
- mod->init_text_size,
- mod->init_ro_size,
- mod->init_size);
-
/* Done! */
trace_module_load(mod);
return mod;
@@ -2876,6 +2864,18 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(init_module, void __user *, umod,
blocking_notifier_call_chain(&module_notify_list,
MODULE_STATE_COMING, mod);

+ /* Set RO and NX regions for core */
+ set_section_ro_nx(mod->module_core,
+ mod->core_text_size,
+ mod->core_ro_size,
+ mod->core_size);
+
+ /* Set RO and NX regions for init */
+ set_section_ro_nx(mod->module_init,
+ mod->init_text_size,
+ mod->init_ro_size,
+ mod->init_size);
+
do_mod_ctors(mod);
/* Start the module */
if (mod->init != NULL)



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