lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  linux-cve-announce  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Fri, 3 Feb 2023 15:07:05 +0000
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Brian Foster <bfoster@...hat.com>
Cc:     linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-afs@...ts.infradead.org,
        linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, fstests@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] truncate: Zero bytes after 'oldsize' if we're
 expanding the file

On Fri, Feb 03, 2023 at 08:00:16AM -0500, Brian Foster wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2023 at 08:44:23PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) wrote:
> > POSIX requires that "If the file size is increased, the extended area
> > shall appear as if it were zero-filled".  It is possible to use mmap to
> > write past EOF and that data will become visible instead of zeroes.
> > This fixes the problem for the filesystems which simply call
> > truncate_setsize().  More complex filesystems will need their own
> > patches.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <willy@...radead.org>
> > ---
> >  mm/truncate.c | 7 +++++--
> >  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/mm/truncate.c b/mm/truncate.c
> > index 7b4ea4c4a46b..cebfc5415e9a 100644
> > --- a/mm/truncate.c
> > +++ b/mm/truncate.c
> > @@ -763,9 +763,12 @@ void truncate_setsize(struct inode *inode, loff_t newsize)
> >  	loff_t oldsize = inode->i_size;
> >  
> >  	i_size_write(inode, newsize);
> > -	if (newsize > oldsize)
> > +	if (newsize > oldsize) {
> >  		pagecache_isize_extended(inode, oldsize, newsize);
> > -	truncate_pagecache(inode, newsize);
> > +		truncate_pagecache(inode, oldsize);
> > +	} else {
> > +		truncate_pagecache(inode, newsize);
> > +	}
> 
> I don't think this alone quite addresses the problem. Looking at ext4
> for example, if the eof page is dirty and writeback occurs between the
> i_size update (because writeback also zeroes the post-eof portion of the
> page) and the truncate_setsize() call, we end up with pagecache
> inconsistency because pagecache truncate doesn't dirty the page it
> zeroes.
> 
> So for example, with this series plus a nefariously placed
> filemap_flush() in ext4_setattr():
> 
> # xfs_io -fc "truncate 1" -c "mmap 0 1k" -c "mwrite 0 10" -c "truncate 5" -c "mread -v 0 5" /mnt/file
> 00000000:  58 00 00 00 00  X....
> # umount /mnt/; mount <dev> /mnt/
> # xfs_io -c "mmap 0 1k" -c "mread -v 0 5" /mnt/file 
> 00000000:  58 58 58 58 58  XXXXX

Hm, so switch the order of i_size_write() and truncate_pagecache()?
There could still be a store between old-EOF and new-EOF from another
thread, which would then be visible, but I don't think you could prove
that store should have been zeroed.  Not from the thread doing the
ftruncate() anyway -- I think the thread doing the store could prove
it, but that thread is relying on undefined behaviour anyway.

Powered by blists - more mailing lists