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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] setup_arg_pages: diagnose excessive argument size
I still don't think this addresses the whole problem.  Without question,
the rlimit / 4 check is bogus. If nobody agrees with the intent of that
check, then it should be removed, but I think the better solution is to
fix the check so that it matches its original intent: let the initial
stack setup be up to 1/Xth of the min(rlimit, TASK_SIZE dependent upon
personality), which allows space for additional stack setup in the ELF
loader and then further growth once the process is live. If that
amount is overstepped, then the exec will return an error to the calling
process instead of being terminated.

It might be useful to consult with the people who introduced/approved
the check in the first place, as they seemed to have reasons for
implementing it.

-Brad

On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 07:35:49PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> The CONFIG_STACK_GROWSDOWN variant of setup_arg_pages() does not
> check the size of the argument/environment area on the stack.
> When it is unworkably large, shift_arg_pages() hits its BUG_ON.
> This is exploitable with a very large RLIMIT_STACK limit, to
> create a crash pretty easily.
>
> Check that the initial stack is not too large to make it possible
> to map in any executable. We're not checking that the actual
> executable (or intepreter, for binfmt_elf) will fit. So those
> mappings might clobber part of the initial stack mapping. But
> that is just userland lossage that userland made happen, not a
> kernel problem.
>
> Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
> ---
> fs/exec.c | 5 +++++
> 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
> index 2d94552..1b63237 100644
> --- a/fs/exec.c
> +++ b/fs/exec.c
> @@ -594,6 +594,11 @@ int setup_arg_pages(struct linux_binprm *bprm,
> #else
> stack_top = arch_align_stack(stack_top);
> stack_top = PAGE_ALIGN(stack_top);
> +
> + if (unlikely(stack_top < mmap_min_addr) ||
> + unlikely(vma->vm_end - vma->vm_start >= stack_top - mmap_min_addr))
> + return -ENOMEM;
> +
> stack_shift = vma->vm_end - stack_top;
>
> bprm->p -= stack_shift;
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