Re: kernel/time/ntp.c: Possible off-by-one error in TAI range check?
From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Apr 15 2019 - 04:09:56 EST
On Mon, 15 Apr 2019, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:47 AM Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > while writing tests for clock adjustment auditing  , I stumbled
> > upon a strange behavior of adjtimex(2) when setting the TAI offset...
> > Commit 153b5d054ac2 ("ntp: support for TAI") added a possibility to
> > change the TAI offset from userspace via adjtimex(2). The code checks
> > if the input value (txc->constant) is greater than 0 and if it is not,
> > then it doesn't modify the value. Ignoring the fact that this check
> > should probably be in timekeeping_validate_timex() and cause -EINVAL
> > to be returned when false, I find it strange that the check doesn't
> > allow to set the value to 0, which seems to be the default value...
> > Was this behavior intended or should the code actually check for
> > txc->constant >= 0 instead of txc->constant > 0?
> > Thanks,
> >  https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/issues/10
> >  https://github.com/linux-audit/audit-kernel/wiki/RFE-More-detailed-auditing-of-changes-to-system-clock
> > --
> > Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace at redhat dot com>
> > Software Engineer, Security Technologies
> > Red Hat, Inc.
> Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace at redhat dot com>
> Software Engineer, Security Technologies
> Red Hat, Inc.