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Date:   Wed, 23 Dec 2020 18:55:35 +0800
From:   Lin Feng <linf@...gsu.com>
To:     linux-mm@...ck.org
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
        linf@...gsu.com
Subject: [PATCH] sysctl.c: fix underflow value setting risk in vm_table

Apart from subsystem specific .proc_handler handler, all ctl_tables with
extra1 and extra2 members set should use proc_dointvec_minmax instead of
proc_dointvec, or the limit set in extra* never work and potentially echo
underflow values(negative numbers) is likely make system unstable.

Especially vfs_cache_pressure and zone_reclaim_mode, -1 is apparently not
a valid value, but we can set to them. And then kernel may crash.
# echo -1 > /proc/sys/vm/vfs_cache_pressure

Signed-off-by: Lin Feng <linf@...gsu.com>
---
 kernel/sysctl.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index c9fbdd848138..62fbd09b5dc1 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -2962,7 +2962,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
 		.data		= &block_dump,
 		.maxlen		= sizeof(block_dump),
 		.mode		= 0644,
-		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec,
+		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec_minmax,
 		.extra1		= SYSCTL_ZERO,
 	},
 	{
@@ -2970,7 +2970,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
 		.data		= &sysctl_vfs_cache_pressure,
 		.maxlen		= sizeof(sysctl_vfs_cache_pressure),
 		.mode		= 0644,
-		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec,
+		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec_minmax,
 		.extra1		= SYSCTL_ZERO,
 	},
 #if defined(HAVE_ARCH_PICK_MMAP_LAYOUT) || \
@@ -2980,7 +2980,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
 		.data		= &sysctl_legacy_va_layout,
 		.maxlen		= sizeof(sysctl_legacy_va_layout),
 		.mode		= 0644,
-		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec,
+		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec_minmax,
 		.extra1		= SYSCTL_ZERO,
 	},
 #endif
@@ -2990,7 +2990,7 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
 		.data		= &node_reclaim_mode,
 		.maxlen		= sizeof(node_reclaim_mode),
 		.mode		= 0644,
-		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec,
+		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec_minmax,
 		.extra1		= SYSCTL_ZERO,
 	},
 	{
-- 
2.25.4

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