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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] fork: check exit_signal passed in clone3() call
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 03:31:20PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 09/10, Eugene Syromiatnikov wrote:
> >
> > --- a/kernel/fork.c
> > +++ b/kernel/fork.c
> > @@ -2338,6 +2338,8 @@ struct mm_struct *copy_init_mm(void)
> > *
> > * It copies the process, and if successful kick-starts
> > * it and waits for it to finish using the VM if required.
> > + *
> > + * args->exit_signal is expected to be checked for sanity by the caller.
>
> not sure this comment is really useful but it doesn't hurt
>
> > long _do_fork(struct kernel_clone_args *args)
> > {
> > @@ -2562,6 +2564,16 @@ noinline static int copy_clone_args_from_user(struct kernel_clone_args *kargs,
> > if (copy_from_user(&args, uargs, size))
> > return -EFAULT;
> >
> > + /*
> > + * exit_signal is confined to CSIGNAL mask in legacy syscalls,
> > + * so it is used unchecked deeper in syscall handling routines;
> > + * moreover, copying to struct kernel_clone_args.exit_signals
> > + * trims higher 32 bits, so it is has to be checked that they
> > + * are zero.
> > + */
> > + if (unlikely(args.exit_signal & ~((u64)CSIGNAL)))
> > + return -EINVAL;
>
> OK, agreed. As you pointed out, this doesn't guarantee valid_signal(exit_signal).
> But we do no really care as long as it is non-negative, it acts as exit_signal==0.
>
> I have no idea if we want to deny exit_signal >= _NSIG in clone3(), this was always
> allowed...
>
> I think this needs the "CC: stable" tag.

No, I don't think so. clone3() is not in any released kernel. It'll be
released with 5.3. So we should just try and have this picked up this
week before the release. I'm going to send a pr for this today
hopefully.
(Sorry for the delay, conferencing makes it harder to reply to mail.)

Reviewed-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>

>
> Acked-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
>

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