[PATCH 1/2] x86_64,signal: Save and restore SS in signal frames

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Fri Jul 11 2014 - 12:29:43 EST

The comment in the signal code says that apps can save/restore other
segments on their own. It's true that apps can *save* SS on their
own, but there's no way for apps to restore it: SYSCALL effectively
resets SS to __USER_DS, so any value that user code tries to load
into SS gets lost on entry to sigreturn.

This recycles two padding bytes in the segment selector area for SS.

I suspect that 64-bit programs that try to run 16-bit code and uses
signals will have a lot of trouble without this.

Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/include/asm/sigcontext.h | 2 +-
arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/sigcontext.h | 2 +-
arch/x86/kernel/signal.c | 8 +-------
3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/sigcontext.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/sigcontext.h
index 9dfce4e..f910cdc 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/sigcontext.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/sigcontext.h
@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@ struct sigcontext {
unsigned short cs;
unsigned short gs;
unsigned short fs;
- unsigned short __pad0;
+ unsigned short ss;
unsigned long err;
unsigned long trapno;
unsigned long oldmask;
diff --git a/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/sigcontext.h b/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/sigcontext.h
index d8b9f90..076b11f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/sigcontext.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/sigcontext.h
@@ -179,7 +179,7 @@ struct sigcontext {
__u16 cs;
__u16 gs;
__u16 fs;
- __u16 __pad0;
+ __u16 ss;
__u64 err;
__u64 trapno;
__u64 oldmask;
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/signal.c b/arch/x86/kernel/signal.c
index 2851d63..08d7a9e 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/signal.c
@@ -94,15 +94,8 @@ int restore_sigcontext(struct pt_regs *regs, struct sigcontext __user *sc,
#endif /* CONFIG_X86_64 */

-#ifdef CONFIG_X86_32
-#else /* !CONFIG_X86_32 */
- /* Kernel saves and restores only the CS segment register on signals,
- * which is the bare minimum needed to allow mixed 32/64-bit code.
- * App's signal handler can save/restore other segments if needed. */
- COPY_SEG_CPL3(cs);
-#endif /* CONFIG_X86_32 */

get_user_ex(tmpflags, &sc->flags);
regs->flags = (regs->flags & ~FIX_EFLAGS) | (tmpflags & FIX_EFLAGS);
@@ -164,6 +157,7 @@ int setup_sigcontext(struct sigcontext __user *sc, void __user *fpstate,
put_user_ex(regs->cs, &sc->cs);
put_user_ex(0, &sc->gs);
put_user_ex(0, &sc->fs);
+ put_user_ex(regs->ss, &sc->ss);
#endif /* CONFIG_X86_32 */

put_user_ex(fpstate, &sc->fpstate);

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