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Date:   Wed, 6 Apr 2022 11:55:27 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Russell Currey <ruscur@...sell.cc>
Cc:     linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, ajd@...ux.ibm.com,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org, jniethe5@...il.com,
        npiggin@...il.com, joel@....id.au, dja@...ens.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 3/8] powerpc/mm/ptdump: debugfs handler for W+X checks
 at runtime

*thread necromancy*

Is this patch still something folks are working on? It'd be nice to be
able to trigger this check at runtime.

-Kees

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 05:35:46PM +1100, Russell Currey wrote:
> Very rudimentary, just
> 
> 	echo 1 > [debugfs]/check_wx_pages
> 
> and check the kernel log.  Useful for testing strict module RWX.
> 
> Updated the Kconfig entry to reflect this.
> 
> Also fixed a typo.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Russell Currey <ruscur@...sell.cc>
> ---
>  arch/powerpc/Kconfig.debug      |  6 ++++--
>  arch/powerpc/mm/ptdump/ptdump.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++++-
>  2 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig.debug b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig.debug
> index 0b063830eea8..e37960ef68c6 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig.debug
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig.debug
> @@ -370,7 +370,7 @@ config PPC_PTDUMP
>  	  If you are unsure, say N.
>  
>  config PPC_DEBUG_WX
> -	bool "Warn on W+X mappings at boot"
> +	bool "Warn on W+X mappings at boot & enable manual checks at runtime"
>  	depends on PPC_PTDUMP && STRICT_KERNEL_RWX
>  	help
>  	  Generate a warning if any W+X mappings are found at boot.
> @@ -384,7 +384,9 @@ config PPC_DEBUG_WX
>  	  of other unfixed kernel bugs easier.
>  
>  	  There is no runtime or memory usage effect of this option
> -	  once the kernel has booted up - it's a one time check.
> +	  once the kernel has booted up, it only automatically checks once.
> +
> +	  Enables the "check_wx_pages" debugfs entry for checking at runtime.
>  
>  	  If in doubt, say "Y".
>  
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/ptdump/ptdump.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/ptdump/ptdump.c
> index 206156255247..a15e19a3b14e 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/mm/ptdump/ptdump.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/ptdump/ptdump.c
> @@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
>   *
>   * This traverses the kernel pagetables and dumps the
>   * information about the used sections of memory to
> - * /sys/kernel/debug/kernel_pagetables.
> + * /sys/kernel/debug/kernel_page_tables.
>   *
>   * Derived from the arm64 implementation:
>   * Copyright (c) 2014, The Linux Foundation, Laura Abbott.
> @@ -413,6 +413,25 @@ void ptdump_check_wx(void)
>  	else
>  		pr_info("Checked W+X mappings: passed, no W+X pages found\n");
>  }
> +
> +static int check_wx_debugfs_set(void *data, u64 val)
> +{
> +	if (val != 1ULL)
> +		return -EINVAL;
> +
> +	ptdump_check_wx();
> +
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +
> +DEFINE_SIMPLE_ATTRIBUTE(check_wx_fops, NULL, check_wx_debugfs_set, "%llu\n");
> +
> +static int ptdump_check_wx_init(void)
> +{
> +	return debugfs_create_file("check_wx_pages", 0200, NULL,
> +				   NULL, &check_wx_fops) ? 0 : -ENOMEM;
> +}
> +device_initcall(ptdump_check_wx_init);
>  #endif
>  
>  static int ptdump_init(void)
> -- 
> 2.25.1
> 

-- 
Kees Cook

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