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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] mm: Hardened usercopy
On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Kees Cook wrote:
> +
> +#if defined(CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER) && defined(CONFIG_X86)
> + const void *frame = NULL;
> + const void *oldframe;
> +#endif

That's ugly

> +
> + /* Object is not on the stack at all. */
> + if (obj + len <= stack || stackend <= obj)
> + return 0;
> +
> + /*
> + * Reject: object partially overlaps the stack (passing the
> + * the check above means at least one end is within the stack,
> + * so if this check fails, the other end is outside the stack).
> + */
> + if (obj < stack || stackend < obj + len)
> + return -1;
> +
> +#if defined(CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER) && defined(CONFIG_X86)
> + oldframe = __builtin_frame_address(1);
> + if (oldframe)
> + frame = __builtin_frame_address(2);
> + /*
> + * low ----------------------------------------------> high
> + * [saved bp][saved ip][args][local vars][saved bp][saved ip]
> + * ^----------------^
> + * allow copies only within here
> + */
> + while (stack <= frame && frame < stackend) {
> + /*
> + * If obj + len extends past the last frame, this
> + * check won't pass and the next frame will be 0,
> + * causing us to bail out and correctly report
> + * the copy as invalid.
> + */
> + if (obj + len <= frame)
> + return obj >= oldframe + 2 * sizeof(void *) ? 2 : -1;
> + oldframe = frame;
> + frame = *(const void * const *)frame;
> + }
> + return -1;
> +#else
> + return 1;
> +#endif

I'd rather make that a weak function returning 1 which can be replaced by
x86 for CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER=y. That also allows other architectures to
implement their specific frame checks.

Thanks,

tglx

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