[PATCH 5.15 652/913] kdb: Fix the putarea helper function

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Apr 05 2022 - 17:57:50 EST

From: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit c1cb81429df462eca1b6ba615cddd21dd3103c46 ]

Currently kdb_putarea_size() uses copy_from_kernel_nofault() to write *to*
arbitrary kernel memory. This is obviously wrong and means the memory
modify ('mm') command is a serious risk to debugger stability: if we poke
to a bad address we'll double-fault and lose our debug session.

Fix this the (very) obvious way.

Note that there are two Fixes: tags because the API was renamed and this
patch will only trivially backport as far as the rename (and this is
probably enough). Nevertheless Christoph's rename did not introduce this
problem so I wanted to record that!

Fixes: fe557319aa06 ("maccess: rename probe_kernel_{read,write} to copy_{from,to}_kernel_nofault")
Fixes: 5d5314d6795f ("kdb: core for kgdb back end (1 of 2)")
Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20220128144055.207267-1-daniel.thompson@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_support.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_support.c b/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_support.c
index df2bface866e..85cb51c4a17e 100644
--- a/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_support.c
+++ b/kernel/debug/kdb/kdb_support.c
@@ -291,7 +291,7 @@ int kdb_getarea_size(void *res, unsigned long addr, size_t size)
int kdb_putarea_size(unsigned long addr, void *res, size_t size)
- int ret = copy_from_kernel_nofault((char *)addr, (char *)res, size);
+ int ret = copy_to_kernel_nofault((char *)addr, (char *)res, size);
if (ret) {
kdb_func_printf("Bad address 0x%lx\n", addr);