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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] mm/vmalloc: fix size check for remap_vmalloc_range_partial()
On Thu 03-01-19 20:27:26, Roman Penyaev wrote:
> On 2019-01-03 16:13, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Thu 03-01-19 15:59:52, Roman Penyaev wrote:
> > > area->size can include adjacent guard page but get_vm_area_size()
> > > returns actual size of the area.
> > >
> > > This fixes possible kernel crash when userspace tries to map area
> > > on 1 page bigger: size check passes but the following
> > > vmalloc_to_page()
> > > returns NULL on last guard (non-existing) page.
> >
> > Can this actually happen? I am not really familiar with all the callers
> > of this API but VM_NO_GUARD is not really used wildly in the kernel.
>
> Exactly, by default (VM_NO_GUARD is not set) each area has guard page,
> thus the area->size will be bigger. The bug is not reproduced if
> VM_NO_GUARD is set.
>
> > All I can see is kasan na arm64 which doesn't really seem to use it
> > for vmalloc.
> >
> > So is the problem real or this is a mere cleanup?
>
> This is the real problem, try this hunk for any file descriptor which
> provides
> mapping, or say modify epoll as example:

OK, my response was more confusing than I intended. I meant to say. Is
there any in kernel code that would allow the bug have had in mind?
In other words can userspace trick any existing code?

--
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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