lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  linux-cve-announce  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:22:36 -0500
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Matteo Croce <mcroce@...hat.com>
Cc:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] kernel: use sysctl shared variables for range check

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:21 PM Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 5:09 PM Matteo Croce <mcroce@...hat.com> wrote:
> >
> > Use the shared variables for range check, instead of declaring a local one
> > in every source file.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Matteo Croce <mcroce@...hat.com>
> > ---
> >  kernel/pid_namespace.c |   3 +-
> >  kernel/sysctl.c        | 193 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
> >  kernel/ucount.c        |   6 +-
> >  3 files changed, 98 insertions(+), 104 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/pid_namespace.c b/kernel/pid_namespace.c
> > index aa6e72fb7c08..ddbb51bc4968 100644
> > --- a/kernel/pid_namespace.c
> > +++ b/kernel/pid_namespace.c
> > @@ -290,14 +290,13 @@ static int pid_ns_ctl_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
> >  }
> >
> >  extern int pid_max;
> > -static int zero = 0;
> >  static struct ctl_table pid_ns_ctl_table[] = {
> >         {
> >                 .procname = "ns_last_pid",
> >                 .maxlen = sizeof(int),
> >                 .mode = 0666, /* permissions are checked in the handler */
> >                 .proc_handler = pid_ns_ctl_handler,
> > -               .extra1 = &zero,
> > +               .extra1 = (void *)&sysctl_zero,
>
> BTW, I don't think these (void *) casts are actually needed. I thought
> extra1/2 were already void * so assignments don't need the casting.

Nevermind, I see akpm already mentioned this, and I see it's the
"const" removal now.

-- 
Kees Cook

Powered by blists - more mailing lists