lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Dec]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Date
SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/6] kasan: add workqueue and timer stack for generic KASAN
On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:17 PM Walter Wu <walter-zh.wu@mediatek.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Dmitry,
>
> On Tue, 2020-12-01 at 08:59 +0100, 'Dmitry Vyukov' via kasan-dev wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 5:29 PM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Sep 24 2020 at 12:01, Walter Wu wrote:
> > > > Syzbot reports many UAF issues for workqueue or timer, see [1] and [2].
> > > > In some of these access/allocation happened in process_one_work(),
> > > > we see the free stack is useless in KASAN report, it doesn't help
> > > > programmers to solve UAF on workqueue. The same may stand for times.
> > > >
> > > > This patchset improves KASAN reports by making them to have workqueue
> > > > queueing stack and timer stack information. It is useful for programmers
> > > > to solve use-after-free or double-free memory issue.
> > > >
> > > > Generic KASAN also records the last two workqueue and timer stacks and
> > > > prints them in KASAN report. It is only suitable for generic KASAN.
> >
> > Walter, did you mail v5?
> > Checking statuses of KASAN issues and this seems to be not in linux-next.
> >
>
> Sorry for the delay in responding to this patch. I'm busy these few
> months, so that suspend processing it.
> Yes, I will send it next week. But v4 need to confirm the timer stack is
> useful. I haven't found an example. Do you have some suggestion about
> timer?

Good question.

We had some use-after-free's what mention call_timer_fn:
https://groups.google.com/g/syzkaller-bugs/search?q=%22kasan%22%20%22use-after-free%22%20%22expire_timers%22%20%22call_timer_fn%22%20
In the reports I checked call_timer_fn appears in the "access" stack
rather in the "free" stack.

Looking at these reports I cannot conclude that do_init_timer stack
would be useful.
I am mildly leaning towards not memorizing do_init_timer stack for now
(until we have clear use cases) as the number of aux stacks is very
limited (2).

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-12-01 15:05    [W:0.112 / U:0.464 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site