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Date:	Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:30:28 +0900
From:	Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@...achi.com>
To:	Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, x86@...nel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Andy Honig <ahonig@...gle.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Jianguo Wu <wujianguo@...wei.com>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
	Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86, kaslr: fix module lock ordering problem

(2014/03/11 5:42), Kees Cook wrote:
> There was a potential lock ordering problem with the module kASLR patch
> ("x86, kaslr: randomize module base load address"). This patch removes
> the usage of the module_mutex and creates a new mutex to protect the
> module base address offset value.
> 
> Chain exists of:
>   text_mutex --> kprobe_insn_slots.mutex --> module_mutex
> 
> [    0.515561]  Possible unsafe locking scenario:
> [    0.515561]
> [    0.515561]        CPU0                    CPU1
> [    0.515561]        ----                    ----
> [    0.515561]   lock(module_mutex);
> [    0.515561]                                lock(kprobe_insn_slots.mutex);
> [    0.515561]                                lock(module_mutex);
> [    0.515561]   lock(text_mutex);
> [    0.515561]
> [    0.515561]  *** DEADLOCK ***
> 
> Reported-by: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>
> Signed-off-by: Andy Honig <ahonig@...gle.com>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>

Reviewed-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@...achi.com>

Thanks for fix that ! :)


> ---
>  arch/x86/kernel/module.c |    7 +++++--
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/module.c b/arch/x86/kernel/module.c
> index 49483137371f..e69f9882bf95 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/module.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/module.c
> @@ -48,6 +48,9 @@ do {							\
>  static unsigned long module_load_offset;
>  static int randomize_modules = 1;
>  
> +/* Mutex protects the module_load_offset. */
> +static DEFINE_MUTEX(module_kaslr_mutex);
> +
>  static int __init parse_nokaslr(char *p)
>  {
>  	randomize_modules = 0;
> @@ -58,7 +61,7 @@ early_param("nokaslr", parse_nokaslr);
>  static unsigned long int get_module_load_offset(void)
>  {
>  	if (randomize_modules) {
> -		mutex_lock(&module_mutex);
> +		mutex_lock(&module_kaslr_mutex);
>  		/*
>  		 * Calculate the module_load_offset the first time this
>  		 * code is called. Once calculated it stays the same until
> @@ -67,7 +70,7 @@ static unsigned long int get_module_load_offset(void)
>  		if (module_load_offset == 0)
>  			module_load_offset =
>  				(get_random_int() % 1024 + 1) * PAGE_SIZE;
> -		mutex_unlock(&module_mutex);
> +		mutex_unlock(&module_kaslr_mutex);
>  	}
>  	return module_load_offset;
>  }
> 


-- 
Masami HIRAMATSU
IT Management Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@...achi.com


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