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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 19:31:09 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>
Cc:     akpm@...ux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ELF: fix overflow in total mapping size calculation

On Sun, Oct 03, 2021 at 03:11:24PM +0300, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> Kernel assumes that ELF program headers are ordered by mapping address,
> but doesn't enforce it. It is possible to make mapping size extremely huge
> by simply shuffling first and last PT_LOAD segments.
> 
> As long as PT_LOAD segments do not overlap, it is silly to require
> sorting by v_addr anyway because mmap() doesn't care.
> 
> Don't assume PT_LOAD segments are sorted and calculate min and max
> addresses correctly.

Nice! Yes, this all make sense.

> 
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>
> ---
> 
>  fs/binfmt_elf.c |   23 +++++++++++------------
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> 
> --- a/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> +++ b/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> @@ -93,7 +93,7 @@ static int elf_core_dump(struct coredump_params *cprm);
>  #define ELF_CORE_EFLAGS	0
>  #endif
>  
> -#define ELF_PAGESTART(_v) ((_v) & ~(unsigned long)(ELF_MIN_ALIGN-1))
> +#define ELF_PAGESTART(_v) ((_v) & ~(int)(ELF_MIN_ALIGN-1))

Errr, this I don't like. I assume this is because of the min() use
below?

>  #define ELF_PAGEOFFSET(_v) ((_v) & (ELF_MIN_ALIGN-1))
>  #define ELF_PAGEALIGN(_v) (((_v) + ELF_MIN_ALIGN - 1) & ~(ELF_MIN_ALIGN - 1))
>  
> @@ -399,22 +399,21 @@ static unsigned long elf_map(struct file *filep, unsigned long addr,
>  	return(map_addr);
>  }
>  
> -static unsigned long total_mapping_size(const struct elf_phdr *cmds, int nr)
> +static unsigned long total_mapping_size(const struct elf_phdr *phdr, int nr)
>  {
> -	int i, first_idx = -1, last_idx = -1;
> +	elf_addr_t min_addr = -1;
> +	elf_addr_t max_addr = 0;
> +	bool pt_load = false;
> +	int i;
>  
>  	for (i = 0; i < nr; i++) {
> -		if (cmds[i].p_type == PT_LOAD) {
> -			last_idx = i;
> -			if (first_idx == -1)
> -				first_idx = i;
> +		if (phdr[i].p_type == PT_LOAD) {
> +			min_addr = min(min_addr, ELF_PAGESTART(phdr[i].p_vaddr));
> +			max_addr = max(max_addr, phdr[i].p_vaddr + phdr[i].p_memsz);

How about:
		min_addr = min_t(elf_addr_t, min_addr, ELF_PAGESTART(phdr[i].p_vaddr));
		max_addr = max_t(elf_addr_t, max_addr, phdr[i].p_vaddr + phdr[i].p_memsz);

> +			pt_load = true;
>  		}
>  	}
> -	if (first_idx == -1)
> -		return 0;
> -
> -	return cmds[last_idx].p_vaddr + cmds[last_idx].p_memsz -
> -				ELF_PAGESTART(cmds[first_idx].p_vaddr);
> +	return pt_load ? (max_addr - min_addr) : 0;
>  }
>  
>  static int elf_read(struct file *file, void *buf, size_t len, loff_t pos)

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook

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