[PATCH v3 2/3] module: Make srcu_struct ptr array as read-only post init

From: Joel Fernandes (Google)
Date: Wed Apr 10 2019 - 15:57:37 EST

Since commit title ("srcu: Allocate per-CPU data for DEFINE_SRCU() in
modules"), modules that call DEFINE_{STATIC,}SRCU will have a new array
of srcu_struct pointers which is used by srcu code to initialize and
clean up these structures.

There is no reason for this array of pointers to be writable, and can
cause security or other hidden bugs. Mark these are read-only after the
module init has completed.

Suggested-by: paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Suggested-by: keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Acked-by: keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/module.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 42e4e289d6c7..8b9631e789f0 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -3314,6 +3314,12 @@ static const char * const ro_after_init_sections[] = {
* annotated as such at module load time.
+ /*
+ * Used for SRCU structures which need to be initialized/cleaned up
+ * by the SRCU notifiers
+ */
+ "___srcu_struct_ptrs",

static struct module *layout_and_allocate(struct load_info *info, int flags)