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Subject[PATCH] powerpc/mm: Don't see NULL pointer dereference as a KUAP fault
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Sometimes, NULL pointer dereferences are expected. Even when they
are accidental they are unlikely an exploit attempt because the
first page is never mapped.

The exemple below shows what we get when invoking the "show task"
sysrq handler, by writing 't' in /proc/sysrq-trigger

[ 1117.202054] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[ 1117.202102] Bug: fault blocked by AP register !
[ 1117.202261] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 377 at arch/powerpc/include/asm/nohash/32/kup-8xx.h:66 do_page_fault+0x4a8/0x5ec
[ 1117.202310] Modules linked in:
[ 1117.202428] CPU: 0 PID: 377 Comm: sh Tainted: G W 5.10.0-rc5-s3k-dev-01340-g83f53be2de31-dirty #4175
[ 1117.202499] NIP: c0012048 LR: c0012048 CTR: 00000000
[ 1117.202573] REGS: cacdbb88 TRAP: 0700 Tainted: G W (5.10.0-rc5-s3k-dev-01340-g83f53be2de31-dirty)
[ 1117.202625] MSR: 00021032 <ME,IR,DR,RI> CR: 24082222 XER: 20000000
[ 1117.202899]
[ 1117.202899] GPR00: c0012048 cacdbc40 c2929290 00000023 c092e554 00000001 c09865e8 c092e640
[ 1117.202899] GPR08: 00001032 00000000 00000000 00014efc 28082224 100d166a 100a0920 00000000
[ 1117.202899] GPR16: 100cac0c 100b0000 1080c3fc 1080d685 100d0000 100d0000 00000000 100a0900
[ 1117.202899] GPR24: 100d0000 c07892ec 00000000 c0921510 c21f4440 0000005c c0000000 cacdbc80
[ 1117.204362] NIP [c0012048] do_page_fault+0x4a8/0x5ec
[ 1117.204461] LR [c0012048] do_page_fault+0x4a8/0x5ec
[ 1117.204509] Call Trace:
[ 1117.204609] [cacdbc40] [c0012048] do_page_fault+0x4a8/0x5ec (unreliable)
[ 1117.204771] [cacdbc70] [c00112f0] handle_page_fault+0x8/0x34
[ 1117.204911] --- interrupt: 301 at copy_from_kernel_nofault+0x70/0x1c0
[ 1117.204979] NIP: c010dbec LR: c010dbac CTR: 00000001
[ 1117.205053] REGS: cacdbc80 TRAP: 0301 Tainted: G W (5.10.0-rc5-s3k-dev-01340-g83f53be2de31-dirty)
[ 1117.205104] MSR: 00009032 <EE,ME,IR,DR,RI> CR: 28082224 XER: 00000000
[ 1117.205416] DAR: 0000005c DSISR: c0000000
[ 1117.205416] GPR00: c0045948 cacdbd38 c2929290 00000001 00000017 00000017 00000027 0000000f
[ 1117.205416] GPR08: c09926ec 00000000 00000000 3ffff000 24082224
[ 1117.206106] NIP [c010dbec] copy_from_kernel_nofault+0x70/0x1c0
[ 1117.206202] LR [c010dbac] copy_from_kernel_nofault+0x30/0x1c0
[ 1117.206258] --- interrupt: 301
[ 1117.206372] [cacdbd38] [c004bbb0] kthread_probe_data+0x44/0x70 (unreliable)
[ 1117.206561] [cacdbd58] [c0045948] print_worker_info+0xe0/0x194
[ 1117.206717] [cacdbdb8] [c00548ac] sched_show_task+0x134/0x168
[ 1117.206851] [cacdbdd8] [c005a268] show_state_filter+0x70/0x100
[ 1117.206989] [cacdbe08] [c039baa0] sysrq_handle_showstate+0x14/0x24
[ 1117.207122] [cacdbe18] [c039bf18] __handle_sysrq+0xac/0x1d0
[ 1117.207257] [cacdbe48] [c039c0c0] write_sysrq_trigger+0x4c/0x74
[ 1117.207407] [cacdbe68] [c01fba48] proc_reg_write+0xb4/0x114
[ 1117.207550] [cacdbe88] [c0179968] vfs_write+0x12c/0x478
[ 1117.207686] [cacdbf08] [c0179e60] ksys_write+0x78/0x128
[ 1117.207826] [cacdbf38] [c00110d0] ret_from_syscall+0x0/0x34
[ 1117.207938] --- interrupt: c01 at 0xfd4e784
[ 1117.208008] NIP: 0fd4e784 LR: 0fe0f244 CTR: 10048d38
[ 1117.208083] REGS: cacdbf48 TRAP: 0c01 Tainted: G W (5.10.0-rc5-s3k-dev-01340-g83f53be2de31-dirty)
[ 1117.208134] MSR: 0000d032 <EE,PR,ME,IR,DR,RI> CR: 44002222 XER: 00000000
[ 1117.208470]
[ 1117.208470] GPR00: 00000004 7fc34090 77bfb4e0 00000001 1080fa40 00000002 7400000f fefefeff
[ 1117.208470] GPR08: 7f7f7f7f 10048d38 1080c414 7fc343c0 00000000
[ 1117.209104] NIP [0fd4e784] 0xfd4e784
[ 1117.209180] LR [0fe0f244] 0xfe0f244
[ 1117.209236] --- interrupt: c01
[ 1117.209274] Instruction dump:
[ 1117.209353] 714a4000 418200f0 73ca0001 40820084 73ca0032 408200f8 73c90040 4082ff60
[ 1117.209727] 0fe00000 3c60c082 386399f4 48013b65 <0fe00000> 80010034 3860000b 7c0803a6
[ 1117.210102] ---[ end trace 1927c0323393af3e ]---

So, avoid the big KUAP warning by bailing out of bad_kernel_fault()
before calling bad_kuap_fault() when address references the first
page.

Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@csgroup.eu>
---
arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
index 0add963a849b..be2b4318206f 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
@@ -198,6 +198,10 @@ static bool bad_kernel_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code,
{
int is_exec = TRAP(regs) == 0x400;

+ // Kernel fault on first page is likely a NULL pointer dereference
+ if (address < PAGE_SIZE)
+ return true;
+
/* NX faults set DSISR_PROTFAULT on the 8xx, DSISR_NOEXEC_OR_G on others */
if (is_exec && (error_code & (DSISR_NOEXEC_OR_G | DSISR_KEYFAULT |
DSISR_PROTFAULT))) {
--
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