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Date:   Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:29:55 +0800
From:   richard clark <richard.xnu.clark@...il.com>
To:     Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: Why KASAN doesn't detect this stack oob fault?

Willy Tarreau <w@....eu> 于2020年8月23日周日 下午12:56写道:
>
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2020 at 11:04:34AM +0800, richard clark wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I ins a kmod with below code in a KASAN enabled kernel (
> > 5.7.0,
> > CONFIG_KASAN=y
> > CONFIG_KASAN_GENERIC=y
> > CONFIG_KASAN_OUTLINE=y):
> >
> > static int kmod_init(void)
> > {
> >     int i;
> >     int arr[4];
> >
> >     for (i = 0; i < 20; i++) {
> >         arr[i] = i;
> >         printk("arr[%d] = %d\n", i, arr[i]);
> >     }
> >     return 0;
> > }
> >
> > The output is after insmod:
> >
> > [ 1511.800683] arr[0] = 0
> > [ 1511.800685] arr[1] = 1
> > [ 1511.800686] arr[2] = 2
> > [ 1511.800687] arr[3] = 3
> > [ 1511.800688] arr[4] = 4
> > [ 1511.800690] arr[5] = 5
> > [ 1511.800691] arr[6] = 6
> > [ 1511.800692] arr[7] = 7
> > [ 1511.800693] arr[8] = 8
> > [ 1511.800694] arr[9] = 9
> > [ 1511.800695] arr[10] = 10
> > [ 1511.800696] arr[11] = 11
> > [ 1511.800697] arr[12] = 12
> > [ 1511.800699] arr[13] = 13
> > [ 1511.800700] arr[14] = 14
> > [ 1511.800701] arr[15] = 15
> > [ 1511.800702] arr[16] = 16
> > [ 1511.800704] arr[17] = 17
> > [ 1511.800705] arr[18] = 18
> > [ 1511.800706] arr[19] = 19
> >
> > The kernel is not tainted and the gcc version is 7.5 used to build the kernel.
> > The question is:
> > 1. Why the stack out-of-bound can work?
> > 2. Why the KASAN doesn't detect this?
>
> Have you verified in the output code that the compiler didn't optimize
> the stack access away since it doesn't need it ?
>
yes, the compiler did optimize the stack access away with this code piece...
> Just to make sure, do it in two distinct loops so that there are more
> chances for the stack to be really used:
>
Right, the KASAN stack oob will be triggered when I update the code to
a memory access with the stack address
>
>  static int kmod_init(void)
>  {
>      int i;
>      int arr[4];
>
>      for (i = 0; i < 20; i++)
>          arr[i] = i;
>
>      for (i = 0; i < 20; i++)
>          printk("arr[%d] = %d\n", i, arr[i]);
>
>      return 0;
>  }
>
> Willy

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