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* [PATCH] proc: use vmalloc for our kernel buffer
@ 2020-08-13 14:53 Josef Bacik
  2020-08-13 14:59 ` Matthew Wilcox
                   ` (2 more replies)
  0 siblings, 3 replies; 16+ messages in thread
From: Josef Bacik @ 2020-08-13 14:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: hch, viro, linux-fsdevel, linux-kernel, kernel-team

Since

  sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler

we have been pre-allocating a buffer to copy the data from the proc
handlers into, and then copying that to userspace.  The problem is this
just blind kmalloc()'s the buffer size passed in from the read, which in
the case of our 'cat' binary was 64kib.  Order-4 allocations are not
awesome, and since we can potentially allocate up to our maximum order,
use vmalloc for these buffers.

Fixes: 32927393dc1c ("sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler")
Signed-off-by: Josef Bacik <josef@toxicpanda.com>
---
 fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c  |  6 +++---
 include/linux/string.h |  1 +
 mm/util.c              | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
index 6c1166ccdaea..207ac6e6e028 100644
--- a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
+++ b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
@@ -571,13 +571,13 @@ static ssize_t proc_sys_call_handler(struct file *filp, void __user *ubuf,
 		goto out;
 
 	if (write) {
-		kbuf = memdup_user_nul(ubuf, count);
+		kbuf = vmemdup_user_nul(ubuf, count);
 		if (IS_ERR(kbuf)) {
 			error = PTR_ERR(kbuf);
 			goto out;
 		}
 	} else {
-		kbuf = kzalloc(count, GFP_KERNEL);
+		kbuf = kvzalloc(count, GFP_KERNEL);
 		if (!kbuf)
 			goto out;
 	}
@@ -600,7 +600,7 @@ static ssize_t proc_sys_call_handler(struct file *filp, void __user *ubuf,
 
 	error = count;
 out_free_buf:
-	kfree(kbuf);
+	kvfree(kbuf);
 out:
 	sysctl_head_finish(head);
 
diff --git a/include/linux/string.h b/include/linux/string.h
index 9b7a0632e87a..aee3689fb865 100644
--- a/include/linux/string.h
+++ b/include/linux/string.h
@@ -12,6 +12,7 @@
 extern char *strndup_user(const char __user *, long);
 extern void *memdup_user(const void __user *, size_t);
 extern void *vmemdup_user(const void __user *, size_t);
+extern void *vmemdup_user_nul(const void __user *, size_t);
 extern void *memdup_user_nul(const void __user *, size_t);
 
 /*
diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
index 5ef378a2a038..4de3b4b0f358 100644
--- a/mm/util.c
+++ b/mm/util.c
@@ -208,6 +208,32 @@ void *vmemdup_user(const void __user *src, size_t len)
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmemdup_user);
 
+/**
+ * vmemdup_user - duplicate memory region from user space and NUL-terminate
+ *
+ * @src: source address in user space
+ * @len: number of bytes to copy
+ *
+ * Return: an ERR_PTR() on failure.  Result may be not
+ * physically contiguous.  Use kvfree() to free.
+ */
+void *vmemdup_user_nul(const void __user *src, size_t len)
+{
+	void *p;
+
+	p = kvmalloc(len, GFP_USER);
+	if (!p)
+		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
+
+	if (copy_from_user(p, src, len)) {
+		kvfree(p);
+		return ERR_PTR(-EFAULT);
+	}
+
+	return p;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmemdup_user_nul);
+
 /**
  * strndup_user - duplicate an existing string from user space
  * @s: The string to duplicate
-- 
2.24.1


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2020-08-13 15:33 ` [PATCH][v2] " Josef Bacik
2020-08-13 15:37   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-13 15:40     ` Josef Bacik
2020-08-13 15:41       ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-13 16:20         ` Al Viro
2020-08-13 17:19           ` Josef Bacik
2020-08-13 17:31             ` Al Viro
2020-08-13 17:36               ` Josef Bacik
2020-08-13 21:10             ` David Laight
2020-08-13 21:31               ` Josef Bacik
2020-08-13 16:19 ` [PATCH] " David Laight
2020-08-13 16:21   ` Al Viro
2020-08-13 17:08   ` Josef Bacik

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