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Date:   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:51:22 +0900
From:   Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>
To:     Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@...el.com>
Cc:     Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, x86@...nel.org, hpa@...or.com,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@...il.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, linux_dti@...oud.com,
        linux-integrity@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
        kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        will.deacon@....com, ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org,
        kristen@...ux.intel.com, deneen.t.dock@...el.com,
        Nadav Amit <namit@...are.com>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/17] x86/kprobes: Instruction pages initialization
 enhancements

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:32:51 -0800
Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@...el.com> wrote:

> From: Nadav Amit <namit@...are.com>
> 
> This patch is a preparatory patch for a following patch that makes
> module allocated pages non-executable. The patch sets the page as
> executable after allocation.
> 
> In the future, we may get better protection of executables. For example,
> by using hypercalls to request the hypervisor to protect VM executable
> pages from modifications using nested page-tables. This would allow
> us to ensure the executable has not changed between allocation and
> its write-protection.
> 
> While at it, do some small cleanup of what appears to be unnecessary
> masking.
> 

OK, then this should be done.

Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>

Thank you!


> Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@...are.com>
> Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@...el.com>
> ---
>  arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c b/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c
> index 4ba75afba527..fac692e36833 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c
> @@ -431,8 +431,20 @@ void *alloc_insn_page(void)
>  	void *page;
>  
>  	page = module_alloc(PAGE_SIZE);
> -	if (page)
> -		set_memory_ro((unsigned long)page & PAGE_MASK, 1);
> +	if (page == NULL)
> +		return NULL;
> +
> +	/*
> +	 * First make the page read-only, and then only then make it executable
> +	 * to prevent it from being W+X in between.
> +	 */
> +	set_memory_ro((unsigned long)page, 1);
> +
> +	/*
> +	 * TODO: Once additional kernel code protection mechanisms are set, ensure
> +	 * that the page was not maliciously altered and it is still zeroed.
> +	 */
> +	set_memory_x((unsigned long)page, 1);
>  
>  	return page;
>  }
> @@ -440,8 +452,12 @@ void *alloc_insn_page(void)
>  /* Recover page to RW mode before releasing it */
>  void free_insn_page(void *page)
>  {
> -	set_memory_nx((unsigned long)page & PAGE_MASK, 1);
> -	set_memory_rw((unsigned long)page & PAGE_MASK, 1);
> +	/*
> +	 * First make the page non-executable, and then only then make it
> +	 * writable to prevent it from being W+X in between.
> +	 */
> +	set_memory_nx((unsigned long)page, 1);
> +	set_memory_rw((unsigned long)page, 1);
>  	module_memfree(page);
>  }
>  
> -- 
> 2.17.1
> 


-- 
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>

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