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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3] tpm/tpm_crb: Avoid unaligned reads in crb_recv()
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jarkko Sakkinen [mailto:jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 16:36
> To: Winkler, Tomas <tomas.winkler@intel.com>
> Cc: linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; linux-
> security-module@vger.kernel.org; stable@vger.kernel.org; James Morris
> <jmorris@namei.org>; Jerry Snitselaar <jsnitsel@redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] tpm/tpm_crb: Avoid unaligned reads in crb_recv()
>
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 11:07:16AM +0000, Winkler, Tomas wrote:
> > > The current approach to read first 6 bytes from the response and
> > > then tail of the response, can cause the 2nd memcpy_fromio() to do
> > > an unaligned read (e.g. read 32-bit word from address aligned to a
> > > 16-bits), depending on how
> > > memcpy_fromio() is implemented. If this happens, the read will fail
> > > and the memory controller will fill the read with 1's.
> > >
> > > This was triggered by 170d13ca3a2f, which should be probably refined
> > > to check and react to the address alignment. Before that commit, on
> > > x86
> > > memcpy_fromio() turned out to be memcpy(). By a luck GCC has done
> > > the right thing (from tpm_crb's perspective) for us so far, but we should not
> rely on that.
> > > Thus, it makes sense to fix this also in tpm_crb, not least because
> > > the fix can be then backported to stable kernels and make them more
> > > robust when compiled in differing environments.
> > >
> > > Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> > > Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
> > > Cc: Tomas Winkler <tomas.winkler@intel.com>
> > > Cc: Jerry Snitselaar <jsnitsel@redhat.com>
> > > Fixes: 30fc8d138e91 ("tpm: TPM 2.0 CRB Interface")
> > > Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <jarkko.sakkinen@linux.intel.com>
> > > Reviewed-by: Jerry Snitselaar <jsnitsel@redhat.com>
> > > ---
> > > v3:
> > > * Fix typo i.e. %s/reminding/remaining/g
> >
> > Why you haven't fixed all the typos I've pointed out? I think you missed that.
>
> I saw only comment about remaining. Was there something else? Can fix.

https://www.spinics.net/lists/stable/msg283648.html

1. unrecovable -> unrecoverable
2. /* Read 8 bytes (not just 6 bytes, which would cover the tag and the response length
> + * fields) in order to make sure that the remaining memory accesses */

Thanks
Tomas

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