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Date:   Sat, 8 Jul 2017 01:29:02 +0100
From:   Al Viro <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: [git pull] vfs.git pile 11 - iov_iter/hardening

	iov_iter/uaccess/hardening pile.  For one thing, it trims the
inline part of copy_to_user/copy_from_user to the minimum that *does*
need to be inlined - object size checks, basically.  For another,
it sanitizes the checks for iov_iter primitives.  There are 4 groups
of checks: access_ok(), might_fault(), object size and KASAN.
	* access_ok() had been verified by whoever had set the iov_iter
up.  However, that has happened in a function far away, so proving that
there's no path to actual copying bypassing those checks is hard and
proving that iov_iter has not been buggered in the meanwhile is also
not pleasant.  So we want those redone in actual copyin/copyout.
	* might_fault() is better off consolidated - we know whether
it needs to be checked as soon as we enter iov_iter primitive and
observe the iov_iter flavour.  No need to wait until the copyin/copyout.
The call chains are short enough to make sure we won't miss anything - 
in fact, it's more robust that way, since there are cases where we do
e.g. forced fault-in before getting to copyin/copyout.  It's not quite
what we need to check (in particular, combination of iovec-backed
and set_fs(KERNEL_DS) is almost certainly a bug, not a cause to skip
checks), but that's for later series.  For now let's keep might_fault().
	* KASAN checks belong in copyin/copyout - at the same level
where other iov_iter flavours would've hit them in memcpy().
	* object size checks should apply to *all* iov_iter flavours,
not just iovec-backed ones.
	There are two groups of primitives - one gets the kernel object
described as pointer + size (copy_to_iter(), etc.) while another gets
it as page + offset + size (copy_page_to_iter(), etc.)
	For the first group the checks are best done where we actually
have a chance to find the object size.  In other words, those belong in
inline wrappers in uio.h, before calling into iov_iter.c.  Same kind
as we have for inlined part of copy_to_user().
	For the second group there is no object to look at - offset in
page is just a number, it bears no type information.  So we do them
in the common helper called by iov_iter.c primitives of that kind.
All it currently does is checking that we are not trying to access
outside of the compound page; eventually we might want to add some
sanity checks on the page involved.

	So the things we need in copyin/copyout part of iov_iter.c
do not quite match anything in uaccess.h (we want no zeroing, we *do*
want access_ok() and KASAN and we want no might_fault() or object size
checks done on that level).  OTOH, these needs are simple enough to
provide a couple of helpers (static in iov_iter.c) doing just what
we need...

	Trivial conflicts with libnvdimm; this stuff will get some
followups, but again, that's for another series.

The following changes since commit 2ea659a9ef488125eb46da6eb571de5eae5c43f6:

  Linux 4.12-rc1 (2017-05-13 13:19:49 -0700)

are available in the git repository at:

  git:// uaccess-work.iov_iter

for you to fetch changes up to 09fc68dc66f7597bdc8898c991609a48f061bed5:

  iov_iter: saner checks on copyin/copyout (2017-07-07 05:18:09 -0400)

Al Viro (5):
      copy_{from,to}_user(): move kasan checks and might_fault() out-of-line
      copy_{to,from}_user(): consolidate object size checks
      iov_iter/hardening: move object size checks to inlined part
      iov_iter: sanity checks for copy to/from page primitives
      iov_iter: saner checks on copyin/copyout

 include/linux/thread_info.h | 27 +++++++++++++
 include/linux/uaccess.h     | 44 +++++----------------
 include/linux/uio.h         | 58 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 lib/iov_iter.c              | 94 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 lib/usercopy.c              | 10 ++++-
 5 files changed, 165 insertions(+), 68 deletions(-)

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