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Date:   Thu,  1 Apr 2021 15:13:20 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@...il.com>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@...nel.org>,
        Shuah Khan <shuah@...nel.org>,
        Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Kefeng Wang <wangkefeng.wang@...wei.com>,
        "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@...radead.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kselftest@...r.kernel.org,
        clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com, Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Lee Duncan <lduncan@...e.com>, Chris Leech <cleech@...hat.com>,
        Adam Nichols <adam@...mm-co.com>,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH v4 3/3] sysfs: Unconditionally use vmalloc for buffer

The sysfs interface to seq_file continues to be rather fragile
(seq_get_buf() should not be used outside of seq_file), as seen with
some recent exploits[1]. Move the seq_file buffer to the vmap area
(while retaining the accounting flag), since it has guard pages that will
catch and stop linear overflows. This seems justified given that sysfs's
use of seq_file almost always already uses PAGE_SIZE allocations, has
normally short-lived allocations, and is not normally on a performance
critical path.

Once seq_get_buf() has been removed (and all sysfs callbacks using
seq_file directly), this change can also be removed.

[1] https://blog.grimm-co.com/2021/03/new-old-bugs-in-linux-kernel.html

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
---
 fs/sysfs/file.c | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/sysfs/file.c b/fs/sysfs/file.c
index 9aefa7779b29..351ff75a97b1 100644
--- a/fs/sysfs/file.c
+++ b/fs/sysfs/file.c
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
 #include <linux/mutex.h>
 #include <linux/seq_file.h>
 #include <linux/mm.h>
+#include <linux/vmalloc.h>
 
 #include "sysfs.h"
 
@@ -32,6 +33,31 @@ static const struct sysfs_ops *sysfs_file_ops(struct kernfs_node *kn)
 	return kobj->ktype ? kobj->ktype->sysfs_ops : NULL;
 }
 
+/*
+ * To be proactively defensive against sysfs show() handlers that do not
+ * correctly stay within their PAGE_SIZE buffer, use the vmap area to gain
+ * the trailing guard page which will stop linear buffer overflows.
+ */
+static void *sysfs_kf_seq_start(struct seq_file *sf, loff_t *ppos)
+{
+	struct kernfs_open_file *of = sf->private;
+	struct kernfs_node *kn = of->kn;
+
+	WARN_ON_ONCE(sf->buf);
+	sf->buf = __vmalloc(kn->attr.size, GFP_KERNEL_ACCOUNT);
+	if (!sf->buf)
+		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
+	sf->size = kn->attr.size;
+
+	/*
+	 * Use the same behavior and code as single_open(): continue
+	 * if pos is at the beginning; otherwise, NULL.
+	 */
+	if (*ppos)
+		return NULL;
+	return SEQ_OPEN_SINGLE;
+}
+
 /*
  * Reads on sysfs are handled through seq_file, which takes care of hairy
  * details like buffering and seeking.  The following function pipes
@@ -206,14 +232,17 @@ static const struct kernfs_ops sysfs_file_kfops_empty = {
 };
 
 static const struct kernfs_ops sysfs_file_kfops_ro = {
+	.seq_start	= sysfs_kf_seq_start,
 	.seq_show	= sysfs_kf_seq_show,
 };
 
 static const struct kernfs_ops sysfs_file_kfops_wo = {
+	.seq_start	= sysfs_kf_seq_start,
 	.write		= sysfs_kf_write,
 };
 
 static const struct kernfs_ops sysfs_file_kfops_rw = {
+	.seq_start	= sysfs_kf_seq_start,
 	.seq_show	= sysfs_kf_seq_show,
 	.write		= sysfs_kf_write,
 };
-- 
2.25.1

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