Re: [PATCH 0/9] mm: Hardened usercopy

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Fri Jul 08 2016 - 22:44:26 EST

On Fri, 2016-07-08 at 19:22 -0700, Laura Abbott wrote:
> Even with the SLUB fixup I'm still seeing this blow up on my arm64
> system. This is a
> Fedora rawhide kernel + the patches
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666700] usercopy: kernel memory exposure attempt detected from
> fffffc0008b4dd58 (<kernel text>) (8 bytes)
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666720] CPU: 2 PID: 79 Comm: modprobe Tainted:
> GÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂWÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ4.7.0-0.rc6.git1.1.hardenedusercopy.fc25.aarch64 #1
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666733] Hardware name: AppliedMicro Mustang/Mustang, BIOS
> 1.1.0 Nov 24 2015
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666744] Call trace:
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666756] [<fffffc0008088a20>] dump_backtrace+0x0/0x1e8
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666765] [<fffffc0008088c2c>] show_stack+0x24/0x30
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666775] [<fffffc0008455344>] dump_stack+0xa4/0xe0
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666785] [<fffffc000828d874>] __check_object_size+0x6c/0x230
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666795] [<fffffc00083a5748>] create_elf_tables+0x74/0x420
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666805] [<fffffc00082fb1f0>] load_elf_binary+0x828/0xb70
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666814] [<fffffc0008298b4c>] search_binary_handler+0xb4/0x240
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666823] [<fffffc0008299864>] do_execveat_common+0x63c/0x950
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666832] [<fffffc0008299bb4>] do_execve+0x3c/0x50
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666841] [<fffffc00080e3720>]
> call_usermodehelper_exec_async+0xe8/0x148
> [ÂÂÂÂ0.666850] [<fffffc0008084a80>] ret_from_fork+0x10/0x50
> This happens on every call to execve. This seems to be the first
> copy_to_user in
> create_elf_tables. I didn't get a chance to debug and I'm going out
> of town
> all of next week so all I have is the report unfortunately. config
> attached.

That's odd, this should be copying a piece of kernel data (not text)
to userspace.

from fs/binfmt_elf.c

    const char *k_platform = ELF_PLATFORM;

        size_t len = strlen(k_platform) + 1;

        u_platform = (elf_addr_t __user *)STACK_ALLOC(p, len);
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂif (__copy_to_user(u_platform, k_platform, len))

from arch/arm/include/asm/elf.h:

#define ELF_PLATFORMÂÂÂÂ(elf_platform)

extern char elf_platform[];

from arch/arm/kernel/setup.c:

char elf_platform[ELF_PLATFORM_SIZE];


ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂsnprintf(elf_platform, ELF_PLATFORM_SIZE, "%s%c",

How does that end up in the .text section of the
image, instead of in one of the various data sections?

What kind of linker oddity is going on with ARM?

All Rights Reversed.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part