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Date:   Fri, 12 May 2017 16:15:56 -0700
From:   Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
To:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
Cc:     Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>,
        Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@...ibm.com>,
        Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        René Nyffenegger <mail@...enyffenegger.ch>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "Paul E . McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        "Eric W . Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
        Pavel Tikhomirov <ptikhomirov@...tuozzo.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
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        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] syscalls: Verify address limit before returning to user-mode

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, May 08, 2017 at 04:06:35PM +0200, Jann Horn wrote:
>
>> I think Kees might be talking about
>> https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=822, fixed in
>> commit e6978e4bf181fb3b5f8cb6f71b4fe30fbf1b655c. The issue was that
>> perf code that can run in pretty much any context called access_ok().
>
> And that commit has *NOT* solved the problem.  perf_callchain_user()
> can be called synchronously, without passing through that code.
> Tracepoint shite...
>
> That set_fs() should be done in get_perf_callchain(), just around the call of
> perf_callchain_user().  Along with pagefault_disable(), actually.
>

Even that's not quite enough because of a different issue: perf nmis
can hit during scheduling or when we're in lazy mm, leading to the
entirely wrong set of page tables being used.  We need
nmi_uaccess_begin() and nmi_uaccess_end(), and the former needs to be
allowed to fail.

AFAIK this isn't presently a security problem because it mainly
affects kernel threads, and you need to be root to profile them, but
maybe there's some race where it does matter.

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