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Date:   Fri, 21 Aug 2020 13:30:37 +0100
From:   Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>
To:     Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>
Cc:     Jessica Yu <jeyu@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Szabolcs Nagy <szabolcs.nagy@....com>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+huawei@...nel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>,
        Miroslav Benes <mbenes@...e.cz>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>, nd <nd@....com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] module: Harden STRICT_MODULE_RWX

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 02:27:05PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 at 14:20, Will Deacon <will@...nel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 03:07:13PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > > On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 15:04, Jessica Yu <jeyu@...nel.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > +++ Ard Biesheuvel [13/08/20 10:36 +0200]:
> > > > >On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 22:00, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org> wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 06:37:57PM +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > > > >> > I know there is little we can do at this point, apart from ignoring
> > > > >> > the permissions - perhaps we should just defer the w^x check until
> > > > >> > after calling module_frob_arch_sections()?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> My earlier suggestion was to ignore it for 0-sized sections.
> > > > >
> > > > >Only they are 1 byte sections in this case.
> > > > >
> > > > >We override the sh_type and sh_flags explicitly for these sections at
> > > > >module load time, so deferring the check seems like a reasonable
> > > > >alternative to me.
> > > >
> > > > So module_enforce_rwx_sections() is already called after
> > > > module_frob_arch_sections() - which really baffled me at first, since
> > > > sh_type and sh_flags should have been set already in
> > > > module_frob_arch_sections().
> > > >
> > > > I added some debug prints to see which section the module code was
> > > > tripping on, and it was .text.ftrace_trampoline. See this snippet from
> > > > arm64's module_frob_arch_sections():
> > > >
> > > >                 else if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE) &&
> > > >                          !strcmp(secstrings + sechdrs[i].sh_name,
> > > >                                  ".text.ftrace_trampoline"))
> > > >                         tramp = sechdrs + i;
> > > >
> > > > Since Mauro's config doesn't have CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE enabled, tramp
> > > > is never set here and the if (tramp) check at the end of the function
> > > > fails, so its section flags are never set, so they remain WAX and fail
> > > > the rwx check.
> > >
> > > Right. Our module.lds does not go through the preprocessor, so we
> > > cannot add the #ifdef check there currently. So we should either drop
> > > the IS_ENABLED() check here, or simply rename the section, dropping
> > > the .text prefix (which doesn't seem to have any significance outside
> > > this context)
> > >
> > > I'll leave it to Will to make the final call here.
> >
> > Why don't we just preprocess the linker script, like we do for the main
> > kernel?
> >
> 
> That should work as well, I just haven't checked how straight-forward
> it is to change that.

Ok, if it's _not_ straightforward, then let's just drop the IS_ENABLED()
altogether.

Will

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