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Subject[PATCH 4.14 035/146] x86/ldt: Make the LDT mapping RO
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4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

commit 9f5cb6b32d9e0a3a7453222baaf15664d92adbf2 upstream.

Now that the LDT mapping is in a known area when PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION is
enabled its a primary target for attacks, if a user space interface fails
to validate a write address correctly. That can never happen, right?

The SDM states:

If the segment descriptors in the GDT or an LDT are placed in ROM, the
processor can enter an indefinite loop if software or the processor
attempts to update (write to) the ROM-based segment descriptors. To
prevent this problem, set the accessed bits for all segment descriptors
placed in a ROM. Also, remove operating-system or executive code that
attempts to modify segment descriptors located in ROM.

So its a valid approach to set the ACCESS bit when setting up the LDT entry
and to map the table RO. Fixup the selftest so it can handle that new mode.

Remove the manual ACCESS bit setter in set_tls_desc() as this is now
pointless. Folded the patch from Peter Ziljstra.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Cc: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
arch/x86/include/asm/desc.h | 2 ++
arch/x86/kernel/ldt.c | 7 ++++++-
arch/x86/kernel/tls.c | 11 ++---------
tools/testing/selftests/x86/ldt_gdt.c | 3 +--
4 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/desc.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/desc.h
@@ -21,6 +21,8 @@ static inline void fill_ldt(struct desc_

desc->type = (info->read_exec_only ^ 1) << 1;
desc->type |= info->contents << 2;
+ /* Set the ACCESS bit so it can be mapped RO */
+ desc->type |= 1;

desc->s = 1;
desc->dpl = 0x3;
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/ldt.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/ldt.c
@@ -158,7 +158,12 @@ map_ldt_struct(struct mm_struct *mm, str
ptep = get_locked_pte(mm, va, &ptl);
if (!ptep)
return -ENOMEM;
- pte = pfn_pte(pfn, __pgprot(__PAGE_KERNEL & ~_PAGE_GLOBAL));
+ /*
+ * Map it RO so the easy to find address is not a primary
+ * target via some kernel interface which misses a
+ * permission check.
+ */
+ pte = pfn_pte(pfn, __pgprot(__PAGE_KERNEL_RO & ~_PAGE_GLOBAL));
set_pte_at(mm, va, ptep, pte);
pte_unmap_unlock(ptep, ptl);
}
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/tls.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tls.c
@@ -93,17 +93,10 @@ static void set_tls_desc(struct task_str
cpu = get_cpu();

while (n-- > 0) {
- if (LDT_empty(info) || LDT_zero(info)) {
+ if (LDT_empty(info) || LDT_zero(info))
memset(desc, 0, sizeof(*desc));
- } else {
+ else
fill_ldt(desc, info);
-
- /*
- * Always set the accessed bit so that the CPU
- * doesn't try to write to the (read-only) GDT.
- */
- desc->type |= 1;
- }
++info;
++desc;
}
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/x86/ldt_gdt.c
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/x86/ldt_gdt.c
@@ -122,8 +122,7 @@ static void check_valid_segment(uint16_t
* NB: Different Linux versions do different things with the
* accessed bit in set_thread_area().
*/
- if (ar != expected_ar &&
- (ldt || ar != (expected_ar | AR_ACCESSED))) {
+ if (ar != expected_ar && ar != (expected_ar | AR_ACCESSED)) {
printf("[FAIL]\t%s entry %hu has AR 0x%08X but expected 0x%08X\n",
(ldt ? "LDT" : "GDT"), index, ar, expected_ar);
nerrs++;

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