[PATCH 4.4 15/21] x86/dumpstack: Fix x86_32 kernel_stack_pointer() previous stack access

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Oct 14 2016 - 07:45:44 EST

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


From: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 72b4f6a5e903b071f2a7c4eb1418cbe4eefdc344 upstream.

On x86_32, when an interrupt happens from kernel space, SS and SP aren't
pushed and the existing stack is used. So pt_regs is effectively two
words shorter, and the previous stack pointer is normally the memory
after the shortened pt_regs, aka '&regs->sp'.

But in the rare case where the interrupt hits right after the stack
pointer has been changed to point to an empty stack, like for example
when call_on_stack() is used, the address immediately after the
shortened pt_regs is no longer on the stack. In that case, instead of
'&regs->sp', the previous stack pointer should be retrieved from the
beginning of the current stack page.

kernel_stack_pointer() wants to do that, but it forgets to dereference
the pointer. So instead of returning a pointer to the previous stack,
it returns a pointer to the beginning of the current stack.

Note that it's probably outside of kernel_stack_pointer()'s scope to be
switching stacks at all. The x86_64 version of this function doesn't do
it, and it would be better for the caller to do it if necessary. But
that's a patch for another day. This just fixes the original intent.

Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nilay Vaish <nilayvaish@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 0788aa6a23cb ("x86: Prepare removal of previous_esp from i386 thread_info structure")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/472453d6e9f6a2d4ab16aaed4935f43117111566.1471535549.git.jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -188,8 +188,8 @@ unsigned long kernel_stack_pointer(struc
return sp;

prev_esp = (u32 *)(context);
- if (prev_esp)
- return (unsigned long)prev_esp;
+ if (*prev_esp)
+ return (unsigned long)*prev_esp;

return (unsigned long)regs;