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Subject[PATCH 4.14 02/50] mm/userfaultfd: do not access vma->vm_mm after calling handle_userfault()
From: Gerald Schaefer <>

commit bfe8cc1db02ab243c62780f17fc57f65bde0afe1 upstream.

Alexander reported a syzkaller / KASAN finding on s390, see below for
complete output.

In do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page(), the pre-allocated pagetable will be
freed in some cases. In the case of userfaultfd_missing(), this will
happen after calling handle_userfault(), which might have released the
mmap_lock. Therefore, the following pte_free(vma->vm_mm, pgtable) will
access an unstable vma->vm_mm, which could have been freed or re-used

For all architectures other than s390 this will go w/o any negative
impact, because pte_free() simply frees the page and ignores the
passed-in mm. The implementation for SPARC32 would also access
mm->page_table_lock for pte_free(), but there is no THP support in
SPARC32, so the buggy code path will not be used there.

For s390, the mm->context.pgtable_list is being used to maintain the 2K
pagetable fragments, and operating on an already freed or even re-used
mm could result in various more or less subtle bugs due to list /
pagetable corruption.

Fix this by calling pte_free() before handle_userfault(), similar to how
it is already done in __do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page() for the WRITE /
non-huge_zero_page case.

Commit 6b251fc96cf2c ("userfaultfd: call handle_userfault() for
userfaultfd_missing() faults") actually introduced both, the
do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page() and also __do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page()
changes wrt to calling handle_userfault(), but only in the latter case
it put the pte_free() before calling handle_userfault().

BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page+0xcda/0xd90 mm/huge_memory.c:744
Read of size 8 at addr 00000000962d6988 by task syz-executor.0/9334

CPU: 1 PID: 9334 Comm: syz-executor.0 Not tainted 5.10.0-rc1-syzkaller-07083-g4c9720875573 #0
Hardware name: IBM 3906 M04 701 (KVM/Linux)
Call Trace:
do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page+0xcda/0xd90 mm/huge_memory.c:744
create_huge_pmd mm/memory.c:4256 [inline]
__handle_mm_fault+0xe6e/0x1068 mm/memory.c:4480
handle_mm_fault+0x288/0x748 mm/memory.c:4607
do_exception+0x394/0xae0 arch/s390/mm/fault.c:479
do_dat_exception+0x34/0x80 arch/s390/mm/fault.c:567
pgm_check_handler+0x1da/0x22c arch/s390/kernel/entry.S:706
copy_from_user_mvcos arch/s390/lib/uaccess.c:111 [inline]
raw_copy_from_user+0x3a/0x88 arch/s390/lib/uaccess.c:174
_copy_from_user+0x48/0xa8 lib/usercopy.c:16
copy_from_user include/linux/uaccess.h:192 [inline]
__do_sys_sigaltstack kernel/signal.c:4064 [inline]
__s390x_sys_sigaltstack+0xc8/0x240 kernel/signal.c:4060
system_call+0xe0/0x28c arch/s390/kernel/entry.S:415

Allocated by task 9334:
slab_alloc_node mm/slub.c:2891 [inline]
slab_alloc mm/slub.c:2899 [inline]
kmem_cache_alloc+0x118/0x348 mm/slub.c:2904
vm_area_dup+0x9c/0x2b8 kernel/fork.c:356
__split_vma+0xba/0x560 mm/mmap.c:2742
split_vma+0xca/0x108 mm/mmap.c:2800
mlock_fixup+0x4ae/0x600 mm/mlock.c:550
apply_vma_lock_flags+0x2c6/0x398 mm/mlock.c:619
do_mlock+0x1aa/0x718 mm/mlock.c:711
__do_sys_mlock2 mm/mlock.c:738 [inline]
__s390x_sys_mlock2+0x86/0xa8 mm/mlock.c:728
system_call+0xe0/0x28c arch/s390/kernel/entry.S:415

Freed by task 9333:
slab_free mm/slub.c:3142 [inline]
kmem_cache_free+0x7c/0x4b8 mm/slub.c:3158
__vma_adjust+0x7b2/0x2508 mm/mmap.c:960
vma_merge+0x87e/0xce0 mm/mmap.c:1209
userfaultfd_release+0x412/0x6b8 fs/userfaultfd.c:868
__fput+0x22c/0x7a8 fs/file_table.c:281
task_work_run+0x200/0x320 kernel/task_work.c:151
tracehook_notify_resume include/linux/tracehook.h:188 [inline]
do_notify_resume+0x100/0x148 arch/s390/kernel/signal.c:538
system_call+0xe6/0x28c arch/s390/kernel/entry.S:416

The buggy address belongs to the object at 00000000962d6948 which belongs to the cache vm_area_struct of size 200
The buggy address is located 64 bytes inside of 200-byte region [00000000962d6948, 00000000962d6a10)
The buggy address belongs to the page: page:00000000313a09fe refcount:1 mapcount:0 mapping:0000000000000000 index:0x0 pfn:0x962d6 flags: 0x3ffff00000000200(slab)
raw: 3ffff00000000200 000040000257e080 0000000c0000000c 000000008020ba00
raw: 0000000000000000 000f001e00000000 ffffffff00000001 0000000096959501
page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected

Memory state around the buggy address:
00000000962d6880: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
00000000962d6900: 00 fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fa fb fb fb fb fb fb
>00000000962d6980: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
00000000962d6a00: fb fb fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fc 00 00 00 00 00 00
00000000962d6a80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Changes for v4.14 stable:
- Make it apply w/o
* Commit 4cf58924951ef ("mm: treewide: remove unused address argument
from pte_alloc functions")
* Commit 2b7403035459c ("mm: Change return type int to vm_fault_t for
fault handlers")

Fixes: 6b251fc96cf2c ("userfaultfd: call handle_userfault() for userfaultfd_missing() faults")
Reported-by: Alexander Egorenkov <>
Signed-off-by: Gerald Schaefer <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <>
Cc: Heiko Carstens <>
Cc: <> [4.3+]
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
mm/huge_memory.c | 9 ++++-----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/huge_memory.c
+++ b/mm/huge_memory.c
@@ -688,7 +688,6 @@ int do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page(struct vm
transparent_hugepage_use_zero_page()) {
pgtable_t pgtable;
struct page *zero_page;
- bool set;
int ret;
pgtable = pte_alloc_one(vma->vm_mm, haddr);
if (unlikely(!pgtable))
@@ -701,25 +700,25 @@ int do_huge_pmd_anonymous_page(struct vm
vmf->ptl = pmd_lock(vma->vm_mm, vmf->pmd);
ret = 0;
- set = false;
if (pmd_none(*vmf->pmd)) {
ret = check_stable_address_space(vma->vm_mm);
if (ret) {
+ pte_free(vma->vm_mm, pgtable);
} else if (userfaultfd_missing(vma)) {
+ pte_free(vma->vm_mm, pgtable);
ret = handle_userfault(vmf, VM_UFFD_MISSING);
} else {
set_huge_zero_page(pgtable, vma->vm_mm, vma,
haddr, vmf->pmd, zero_page);
- set = true;
- } else
+ } else {
- if (!set)
pte_free(vma->vm_mm, pgtable);
+ }
return ret;
gfp = alloc_hugepage_direct_gfpmask(vma);

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