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Subject[tip:perf/core] perf: Change zero-padding of strings in perf_event_mmap_event()
Commit-ID:  2c42cfbfe10872929c2ba1f8130e31063ff59b94
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/2c42cfbfe10872929c2ba1f8130e31063ff59b94
Author: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
AuthorDate: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:06:46 +0200
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitDate: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:02:53 +0100

perf: Change zero-padding of strings in perf_event_mmap_event()

Oleg complained about the excessive 0-ing in perf_event_mmap_event(),
so try and be smarter about it while keeping it fairly fool proof and
avoid leaking random bits out to userspace.

Suggested-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-8jirlm99m6if2z13wd6rbyu6@git.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
kernel/events/core.c | 17 +++++++++++------
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index b409e75..85a8bbd 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -5106,15 +5106,13 @@ static void perf_event_mmap_event(struct perf_mmap_event *mmap_event)
unsigned int size;
char tmp[16];
char *buf = NULL;
- const char *name;
-
- memset(tmp, 0, sizeof(tmp));
+ char *name;

if (file) {
struct inode *inode;
dev_t dev;

- buf = kzalloc(PATH_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
+ buf = kmalloc(PATH_MAX, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!buf) {
name = strncpy(tmp, "//enomem", sizeof(tmp));
goto got_name;
@@ -5137,7 +5135,7 @@ static void perf_event_mmap_event(struct perf_mmap_event *mmap_event)
min = MINOR(dev);

} else {
- name = arch_vma_name(vma);
+ name = (char *)arch_vma_name(vma);
if (name) {
name = strncpy(tmp, name, sizeof(tmp) - 1);
tmp[sizeof(tmp) - 1] = '\0';
@@ -5160,7 +5158,14 @@ static void perf_event_mmap_event(struct perf_mmap_event *mmap_event)
}

got_name:
- size = ALIGN(strlen(name)+1, sizeof(u64));
+ /*
+ * Since our buffer works in 8 byte units we need to align our string
+ * size to a multiple of 8. However, we must guarantee the tail end is
+ * zero'd out to avoid leaking random bits to userspace.
+ */
+ size = strlen(name)+1;
+ while (!IS_ALIGNED(size, sizeof(u64)))
+ name[size++] = '\0';

mmap_event->file_name = name;
mmap_event->file_size = size;

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