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SubjectRe: BUG: optimized kprobes illegal instructions in v4.19 stable kernels
On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 7:15 PM Mathieu Desnoyers
<mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I notice this commit as a possible culprit of the illegal instructions my lttng
> users are noticing on arm32 when using kprobes on a v4.19.13 Linux kernel
> in a Yocto environment [1]. They were able to reproduce the issue with perf
> as well.
>
> commit e46daee53bb50bde38805f1823a182979724c229
> Author: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> Date: Tue Oct 30 22:12:56 2018 +0100
>
> ARM: 8806/1: kprobes: Fix false positive with FORTIFY_SOURCE
>
> I *think* the intent there was to do
>
> - memcpy(code, &optprobe_template_entry,
> + memcpy(code, (unsigned long *)&optprobe_template_entry,
>
> But if you look at the commit, the "&" seems to have been stripped away,
> which happens to change the behavior significantly.

Yeah, this was a typo on my part. :(

> Has this change ever been runtime-tested ?

I thought I had, given the details from the original bug report, but
clearly it didn't exercise it.

Thanks for fixing this!

-Kees

>
> It has been backported to:
> - 4.19 stable as commit 3fe0c68aea21
> - 4.14 stable as commit f9e0bc710347
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mathieu
>
> [1] https://bugs.lttng.org/issues/1174
>
> --
> Mathieu Desnoyers
> EfficiOS Inc.
> http://www.efficios.com



--
Kees Cook

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