[PATCH 4.4 046/137] bpf: avoid copying junk bytes in bpf_get_current_comm()

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sun Apr 17 2016 - 22:38:17 EST

4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit cdc4e47da8f4c32eeb6b2061a8a834f4362a12b7 ]

Lots of places in the kernel use memcpy(buf, comm, TASK_COMM_LEN); but
the result is typically passed to print("%s", buf) and extra bytes
after zero don't cause any harm.
In bpf the result of bpf_get_current_comm() is used as the part of
map key and was causing spurious hash map mismatches.
Use strlcpy() to guarantee zero-terminated string.
bpf verifier checks that output buffer is zero-initialized,
so even for short task names the output buffer don't have junk bytes.
Note it's not a security concern, since kprobe+bpf is root only.

Fixes: ffeedafbf023 ("bpf: introduce current->pid, tgid, uid, gid, comm accessors")
Reported-by: Tobias Waldekranz <tobias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/bpf/helpers.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/bpf/helpers.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/helpers.c
@@ -166,7 +166,7 @@ static u64 bpf_get_current_comm(u64 r1,
if (!task)
return -EINVAL;

- memcpy(buf, task->comm, min_t(size_t, size, sizeof(task->comm)));
+ strlcpy(buf, task->comm, min_t(size_t, size, sizeof(task->comm)));
return 0;