[PATCH 4.14 10/27] prctl: allow to setup brk for et_dyn executables

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Sep 24 2021 - 08:49:35 EST

From: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@xxxxxxxxx>

commit e1fbbd073137a9d63279f6bf363151a938347640 upstream.

Keno Fischer reported that when a binray loaded via ld-linux-x the
prctl(PR_SET_MM_MAP) doesn't allow to setup brk value because it lays
before mm:end_data.

For example a test program shows

| # ~/t
| start_code 401000
| end_code 401a15
| start_stack 7ffce4577dd0
| start_data 403e10
| end_data 40408c
| start_brk b5b000
| sbrk(0) b5b000

and when executed via ld-linux

| # /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 ~/t
| start_code 7fc25b0a4000
| end_code 7fc25b0c4524
| start_stack 7fffcc6b2400
| start_data 7fc25b0ce4c0
| end_data 7fc25b0cff98
| start_brk 55555710c000
| sbrk(0) 55555710c000

This of course prevent criu from restoring such programs. Looking into
how kernel operates with brk/start_brk inside brk() syscall I don't see
any problem if we allow to setup brk/start_brk without checking for
end_data. Even if someone pass some weird address here on a purpose then
the worst possible result will be an unexpected unmapping of existing vma
(own vma, since prctl works with the callers memory) but test for
RLIMIT_DATA is still valid and a user won't be able to gain more memory in
case of expanding VMAs via new values shipped with prctl call.

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210121221207.GB2174@grain
Fixes: bbdc6076d2e5 ("binfmt_elf: move brk out of mmap when doing direct loader exec")
Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@xxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Keno Fischer <keno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Andrey Vagin <avagin@xxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Andrey Vagin <avagin@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Dmitry Safonov <0x7f454c46@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Pavel Tikhomirov <ptikhomirov@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexander Mikhalitsyn <alexander.mikhalitsyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/sys.c | 7 -------
1 file changed, 7 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/sys.c
+++ b/kernel/sys.c
@@ -1874,13 +1874,6 @@ static int validate_prctl_map(struct prc
error = -EINVAL;

- * @brk should be after @end_data in traditional maps.
- */
- if (prctl_map->start_brk <= prctl_map->end_data ||
- prctl_map->brk <= prctl_map->end_data)
- goto out;
- /*
* Neither we should allow to override limits if they set.
if (check_data_rlimit(rlimit(RLIMIT_DATA), prctl_map->brk,