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Subject[PATCH v4 2/2] extable: verify address is read-only
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Provide a mechanism to check if the address of a variable is
const or ro_after_init. It mimics the existing functions that test if an
address is inside the kernel's text section.

The idea is to prevent structures that are not read-only from being
passed to functions. Other functions inside the kernel could then use
this capability to verify that their arguments are read-only.

This implements the first half of a suggestion made by Kees Cook for
the Kernel Self Protection Project:

- provide mechanism to check for ro_after_init memory areas, and
reject structures not marked ro_after_init in vmbus_register()

Suggested-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Eddie Kovsky <ewk@edkovsky.org>
---
Changes in v4:
- Rename function core_kernel_ro_data() to core_kernel_rodata().
Changes in v3:
- Fix missing declaration of is_module_rodata_address()
---
include/linux/kernel.h | 2 ++
kernel/extable.c | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 31 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/kernel.h b/include/linux/kernel.h
index 4c26dc3a8295..5748784ca209 100644
--- a/include/linux/kernel.h
+++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
@@ -444,6 +444,8 @@ extern int core_kernel_data(unsigned long addr);
extern int __kernel_text_address(unsigned long addr);
extern int kernel_text_address(unsigned long addr);
extern int func_ptr_is_kernel_text(void *ptr);
+extern int core_kernel_rodata(unsigned long addr);
+extern int kernel_ro_address(unsigned long addr);

unsigned long int_sqrt(unsigned long);

diff --git a/kernel/extable.c b/kernel/extable.c
index 2676d7f8baf6..22562cfc6ac3 100644
--- a/kernel/extable.c
+++ b/kernel/extable.c
@@ -154,3 +154,32 @@ int func_ptr_is_kernel_text(void *ptr)
return 1;
return is_module_text_address(addr);
}
+
+/**
+ * core_kernel_rodata - Verify address points to read-only section
+ * @addr: address to test
+ *
+ */
+int core_kernel_rodata(unsigned long addr)
+{
+ if (addr >= (unsigned long)__start_rodata &&
+ addr < (unsigned long)__end_rodata)
+ return 1;
+
+ if (addr >= (unsigned long)__start_data_ro_after_init &&
+ addr < (unsigned long)__end_data_ro_after_init)
+ return 1;
+
+ return 0;
+}
+
+/* Verify that address is const or ro_after_init. */
+int kernel_ro_address(unsigned long addr)
+{
+ if (core_kernel_rodata(addr))
+ return 1;
+ if (is_module_rodata_address(addr))
+ return 1;
+
+ return 0;
+}
--
2.12.1
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