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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 03/14] x86/cet/ibt: Add IBT legacy code bitmap setup function
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On Fri, 2019-06-07 at 10:08 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 01:09:15PM -0700, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
> > Indirect Branch Tracking (IBT) provides an optional legacy code bitmap
> > that allows execution of legacy, non-IBT compatible library by an
> > IBT-enabled application. When set, each bit in the bitmap indicates
> > one page of legacy code.
> >
> > The bitmap is allocated and setup from the application.
> > +int cet_setup_ibt_bitmap(unsigned long bitmap, unsigned long size)
> > +{
> > + u64 r;
> > +
> > + if (!current->thread.cet.ibt_enabled)
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +
> > + if (!PAGE_ALIGNED(bitmap) || (size > TASK_SIZE_MAX))
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +
> > + current->thread.cet.ibt_bitmap_addr = bitmap;
> > + current->thread.cet.ibt_bitmap_size = size;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * Turn on IBT legacy bitmap.
> > + */
> > + modify_fpu_regs_begin();
> > + rdmsrl(MSR_IA32_U_CET, r);
> > + r |= (MSR_IA32_CET_LEG_IW_EN | bitmap);
> > + wrmsrl(MSR_IA32_U_CET, r);
> > + modify_fpu_regs_end();
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > +}
>
> So you just program a random user supplied address into the hardware.
> What happens if there's not actually anything at that address or the
> user munmap()s the data after doing this?

This function checks the bitmap's alignment and size, and anything else is the
app's responsibility. What else do you think the kernel should check?

Yu-cheng

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