[PATCH 1/3] kretprobes: ensure probe location is at function entry

From: Naveen N. Rao
Date: Wed Feb 15 2017 - 13:19:19 EST

kretprobes can be registered by specifying an absolute address or by
specifying offset to a symbol. However, we need to ensure this falls at
function entry so as to be able to determine the return address.

Validate the same during kretprobe registration. By default, there
should not be any offset from a function entry, as determined through a
kallsyms_lookup(). Introduce arch_function_offset_within_entry() as a
way for architectures to override this.

Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
powerpc64 ABIv2 will need to use the over-ride as we want to use the
local entry point which will be at an offset of 8 bytes from the
(global) entry point. I have a patch that I will post separately.


include/linux/kprobes.h | 1 +
kernel/kprobes.c | 13 +++++++++++++
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/kprobes.h b/include/linux/kprobes.h
index 8f6849084248..0c2489435117 100644
--- a/include/linux/kprobes.h
+++ b/include/linux/kprobes.h
@@ -266,6 +266,7 @@ extern int arch_init_kprobes(void);
extern void show_registers(struct pt_regs *regs);
extern void kprobes_inc_nmissed_count(struct kprobe *p);
extern bool arch_within_kprobe_blacklist(unsigned long addr);
+extern bool arch_function_offset_within_entry(unsigned long offset);

extern bool within_kprobe_blacklist(unsigned long addr);

diff --git a/kernel/kprobes.c b/kernel/kprobes.c
index 43460104f119..72ecbf5a6312 100644
--- a/kernel/kprobes.c
+++ b/kernel/kprobes.c
@@ -1834,12 +1834,25 @@ static int pre_handler_kretprobe(struct kprobe *p, struct pt_regs *regs)

+bool __weak arch_function_offset_within_entry(unsigned long offset)
+ return !offset;
int register_kretprobe(struct kretprobe *rp)
int ret = 0;
struct kretprobe_instance *inst;
int i;
void *addr;
+ unsigned long offset;
+ addr = kprobe_addr(&rp->kp);
+ if (!kallsyms_lookup_size_offset((unsigned long)addr, NULL, &offset))
+ return -EINVAL;
+ if (!arch_function_offset_within_entry(offset))
+ return -EINVAL;

if (kretprobe_blacklist_size) {
addr = kprobe_addr(&rp->kp);