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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs/binfmt_misc.c: do not allow offset overflow
On Tue, 29 May 2018 10:56:48 -0300 Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@canonical.com> wrote:

> It's possible to overflow the offset to get a negative value, which might
> crash the system, or possibly leak kernel data.

I think the missing information here is "when registering a new
binfmt_misc binary type", yes?

> Here is a crash log when using 2500000000 as offset:
>
> [ 6050.251552] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffff989cfd6edca0
> [ 6050.252053] IP: load_misc_binary+0x22b/0x470 [binfmt_misc]
> [ 6050.252053] PGD 1ef3e067 P4D 1ef3e067 PUD 0
> [ 6050.252053] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP NOPTI
> [ 6050.252053] Modules linked in: binfmt_misc kvm_intel ppdev kvm irqbypass joydev input_leds serio_raw mac_hid parport_pc qemu_fw_cfg parpy
> [ 6050.252053] CPU: 0 PID: 2499 Comm: bash Not tainted 4.15.0-22-generic #24-Ubuntu
> [ 6050.252053] Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 1.11.1-1 04/01/2014
> [ 6050.252053] RIP: 0010:load_misc_binary+0x22b/0x470 [binfmt_misc]
> [ 6050.252053] RSP: 0018:ffffb6e383017e18 EFLAGS: 00010202
> [ 6050.252053] RAX: 0000000000000003 RBX: ffff989d74a47100 RCX: ffff989cfd6edca0
> [ 6050.252053] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: ffff989d7d2e95e5
> [ 6050.252053] RBP: ffffb6e383017e48 R08: 0000000000000001 R09: 0000000000000000
> [ 6050.252053] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: fefefefefefefeff R12: 0000000000000001
> [ 6050.252053] R13: ffff989d7d2e9580 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: ffffffffc0592160
> [ 6050.252053] FS: 00007fa424c89740(0000) GS:ffff989d7fc00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
> [ 6050.252053] CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
> [ 6050.252053] CR2: ffff989cfd6edca0 CR3: 000000003db08000 CR4: 00000000000006f0
> [ 6050.252053] Call Trace:
> [ 6050.252053] search_binary_handler+0x97/0x1d0
> [ 6050.252053] do_execveat_common.isra.34+0x667/0x810
> [ 6050.252053] SyS_execve+0x31/0x40
> [ 6050.252053] do_syscall_64+0x73/0x130
> [ 6050.252053] entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x3d/0xa2
>
> Use kstrtoint instead of simple_strtoul. It will work as the code already
> set the delimiter byte to '\0' and we only do it when the field is not
> empty.
>
> Tested with offsets -1, 2500000000, UINT_MAX and INT_MAX. Also tested with
> examples documented at Documentation/admin-guide/binfmt-misc.rst and other
> registrations from packages on Ubuntu.
>
> Signed-off-by: Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <cascardo@canonical.com>
> Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org

Registering a handler is a priveleged operation. As such, I don't
think a -stable backport is needed?

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