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authorJiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>2019-05-14 15:41:38 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-05-14 19:52:48 -0700
commit134fca9063ad4851de767d1768180e5dede9a881 (patch)
tree440739f740f1a7207596c4ce002fc4e385acc077 /mm
parent97500a4a54876d3d6d2d1b8419223eb4e69b32d8 (diff)
mm/mincore.c: make mincore() more conservative
The semantics of what mincore() considers to be resident is not completely clear, but Linux has always (since 2.3.52, which is when mincore() was initially done) treated it as "page is available in page cache". That's potentially a problem, as that [in]directly exposes meta-information about pagecache / memory mapping state even about memory not strictly belonging to the process executing the syscall, opening possibilities for sidechannel attacks. Change the semantics of mincore() so that it only reveals pagecache information for non-anonymous mappings that belog to files that the calling process could (if it tried to) successfully open for writing; otherwise we'd be including shared non-exclusive mappings, which - is the sidechannel - is not the usecase for mincore(), as that's primarily used for data, not (shared) text [jkosina@suse.cz: v2] Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190312141708.6652-2-vbabka@suse.cz [mhocko@suse.com: restructure can_do_mincore() conditions] Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/nycvar.YFH.7.76.1903062342020.19912@cbobk.fhfr.pm Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Acked-by: Josh Snyder <joshs@netflix.com> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Originally-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Originally-by: Dominique Martinet <asmadeus@codewreck.org> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> Cc: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com> Cc: Kevin Easton <kevin@guarana.org> Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> Cc: Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@suse.cz> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name> Cc: Daniel Gruss <daniel@gruss.cc> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
1 files changed, 22 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mincore.c b/mm/mincore.c
index 218099b5ed31..c3f058bd0faf 100644
--- a/mm/mincore.c
+++ b/mm/mincore.c
@@ -169,6 +169,22 @@ out:
return 0;
+static inline bool can_do_mincore(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
+ if (vma_is_anonymous(vma))
+ return true;
+ if (!vma->vm_file)
+ return false;
+ /*
+ * Reveal pagecache information only for non-anonymous mappings that
+ * correspond to the files the calling process could (if tried) open
+ * for writing; otherwise we'd be including shared non-exclusive
+ * mappings, which opens a side channel.
+ */
+ return inode_owner_or_capable(file_inode(vma->vm_file)) ||
+ inode_permission(file_inode(vma->vm_file), MAY_WRITE) == 0;
* Do a chunk of "sys_mincore()". We've already checked
* all the arguments, we hold the mmap semaphore: we should
@@ -189,8 +205,13 @@ static long do_mincore(unsigned long addr, unsigned long pages, unsigned char *v
vma = find_vma(current->mm, addr);
if (!vma || addr < vma->vm_start)
return -ENOMEM;
- mincore_walk.mm = vma->vm_mm;
end = min(vma->vm_end, addr + (pages << PAGE_SHIFT));
+ if (!can_do_mincore(vma)) {
+ unsigned long pages = DIV_ROUND_UP(end - addr, PAGE_SIZE);
+ memset(vec, 1, pages);
+ return pages;
+ }
+ mincore_walk.mm = vma->vm_mm;
err = walk_page_range(addr, end, &mincore_walk);
if (err < 0)
return err;