Re: <Query> Looking more details and reasons for using orig_add_limit.

From: James Morse
Date: Thu Feb 16 2017 - 05:39:40 EST

Hi Prasad,

On 15/02/17 21:12, Sodagudi Prasad wrote:
> On 2017-02-15 04:09, James Morse wrote:
>> On 15/02/17 05:52, Sodagudi Prasad wrote:
>>> that driver is calling set_fs(KERNEL_DS) and then copy_to_user() to user space
>>> memory.
>> Don't do this, its exactly the case PAN+UAO and the code you pointed to are
>> designed to catch. Accessing userspace needs doing carefully, setting USER_DS
>> and using the put_user()/copy_to_user() accessors are the required steps.
>> Which driver is doing this? Is it in mainline?
> Yes. It is mainline driver - drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-compat-ioctl32.c

> In some v4l2 use-case kernel panic is observed. Below part
> of the code has set_fs to KERNEL_DS before calling native_ioctl().
> static long do_video_ioctl(struct file *file, unsigned int cmd, unsigned long arg)
> {
> â
> â
> if (compatible_arg)
> err = native_ioctl(file, cmd, (unsigned long)up);
> else {
> mm_segment_t old_fs = get_fs();
> set_fs(KERNEL_DS); ====> KERNEL_DS.
> err = native_ioctl(file, cmd, (unsigned long)&karg);
> set_fs(old_fs);
> }
> Here is the call stack which is resulting crash, because user space memory has
> read only permissions.
> [27249.920041] [<ffffff8008357890>] __arch_copy_to_user+0x110/0x180
> [27249.920047] [<ffffff8008847c98>] video_ioctl2+0x38/0x44
> [27249.920054] [<ffffff8008840968>] v4l2_ioctl+0x78/0xb4
> [27249.920059] [<ffffff80088542d8>] do_video_ioctl+0x91c/0x1160
> [27249.920064] [<ffffff8008854b7c>] v4l2_compat_ioctl32+0x60/0xcc
> [27249.920071] [<ffffff800822553c>] compat_SyS_ioctl+0x124/0xd88
> [27249.920077] [<ffffff8008084e30>] el0_svc_naked+0x24/0x2

It's not totally clear to me what is going on here, but some observations:
the ioctl is trying to copy_to_user() to some read-only memory. This would
normally fail gracefully with -EFAULT, but because KERNEL_DS has been set, the
kernel checks this before calling the fault handler and calls die() on your ioctl().

The ioctl code is doing this deliberately as a compat mechanism, but the code
behind file->f_op->unlocked_ioctl() expects fs==USER_DS when it does its work.
That code needs to be made aware of this compat translation, or a compat_ioctl
call provided.

Which v4l driver is this? Which ioctl is being called? Does the driver using the
v4l framework have a compat_ioctl() call?

What path does this call take through v4l2_compat_ioctl32()? It looks like
compat_ioctl will be skipped in certain cases, v4l2_compat_ioctl32() has:
> if (_IOC_TYPE(cmd) == 'V' && _IOC_NR(cmd) < BASE_VIDIOC_PRIVATE)
> ret = do_video_ioctl(file, cmd, arg);
> else if (vdev->fops->compat_ioctl32)
> ret = vdev->fops->compat_ioctl32(file, cmd, arg);

Is your ioctl matched by that top if()?

>>> If there is permission fault for user space address the above condition
>>> is leading to kernel crash. Because orig_add_limit is having KERNEL_DS as set_fs
>>> called before copy_to_user().
>>> 1) So I would like to understand that, is that user space pointer leading to
>>> permission fault not correct(condition_1) in this scenario?
>> The correct thing has happened here. To access user space set_fs(USER_DS) first.
>> (and set it back to whatever it was afterwards).
> So, Any clean up needed to above call path similar to what was done in the below
> commit?
> commit a7f61e89af73e9bf760826b20dba4e637221fcb9 - compat_ioctl: don't call
> do_ioctl under set_fs(KERNEL_DS)

That's clever. Is that code doing a conversion, or do you have a compat_ioctl()
in your driver?

It's possible that fs/compat_ioctl.c has done this work, but do_video_ioctl()
un-does it. Someone who knows about v4l and compat-ioctls should take a look...

This looks like a case of:
> The accidental invocation of an unlocked_ioctl handler that unexpectedly
> calls copy_to_user could be a severe security issue.

that Jann describes in the commit message. Fixing the code behind
file->f_op->unlocked_ioctl() to consider compat calls from do_video_ioctl() is
one way to solve this.