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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] module: Harden STRICT_MODULE_RWX
On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 03:07:13PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 15:04, Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > +++ Ard Biesheuvel [13/08/20 10:36 +0200]:
> > >On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 22:00, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 06:37:57PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > >> > I know there is little we can do at this point, apart from ignoring
> > >> > the permissions - perhaps we should just defer the w^x check until
> > >> > after calling module_frob_arch_sections()?
> > >>
> > >> My earlier suggestion was to ignore it for 0-sized sections.
> > >
> > >Only they are 1 byte sections in this case.
> > >
> > >We override the sh_type and sh_flags explicitly for these sections at
> > >module load time, so deferring the check seems like a reasonable
> > >alternative to me.
> >
> > So module_enforce_rwx_sections() is already called after
> > module_frob_arch_sections() - which really baffled me at first, since
> > sh_type and sh_flags should have been set already in
> > module_frob_arch_sections().
> >
> > I added some debug prints to see which section the module code was
> > tripping on, and it was .text.ftrace_trampoline. See this snippet from
> > arm64's module_frob_arch_sections():
> >
> > else if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE) &&
> > !strcmp(secstrings + sechdrs[i].sh_name,
> > ".text.ftrace_trampoline"))
> > tramp = sechdrs + i;
> >
> > Since Mauro's config doesn't have CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE enabled, tramp
> > is never set here and the if (tramp) check at the end of the function
> > fails, so its section flags are never set, so they remain WAX and fail
> > the rwx check.
>
> Right. Our module.lds does not go through the preprocessor, so we
> cannot add the #ifdef check there currently. So we should either drop
> the IS_ENABLED() check here, or simply rename the section, dropping
> the .text prefix (which doesn't seem to have any significance outside
> this context)
>
> I'll leave it to Will to make the final call here.

Why don't we just preprocess the linker script, like we do for the main
kernel?

Will

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