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From: "tip-bot2 for Kees Cook" <tip-bot2@linutronix.de>
To: linux-tip-commits@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>,
	Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@mellanox.com>, x86 <x86@kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [tip: core/core] x86/elf: Add table to document READ_IMPLIES_EXEC
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 20:03:04 -0000
Message-ID: <158741298454.28353.11194052681441645315.tip-bot2@tip-bot2> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200327064820.12602-2-keescook@chromium.org>

The following commit has been merged into the core/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     9d9e435f3f2492bfd196acacb61cc9a9212d8170
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/9d9e435f3f2492bfd196acacb61cc9a9212d8170
Author:        Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
AuthorDate:    Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:48:15 -07:00
Committer:     Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
CommitterDate: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:28:40 +02:00

x86/elf: Add table to document READ_IMPLIES_EXEC

Add a table to document the current behavior of READ_IMPLIES_EXEC in
preparation for changing the behavior.

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Reviewed-by: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@mellanox.com>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200327064820.12602-2-keescook@chromium.org
---
 arch/x86/include/asm/elf.h | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/elf.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/elf.h
index 69c0f89..ee459d4 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/elf.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/elf.h
@@ -281,6 +281,25 @@ extern u32 elf_hwcap2;
 /*
  * An executable for which elf_read_implies_exec() returns TRUE will
  * have the READ_IMPLIES_EXEC personality flag set automatically.
+ *
+ * The decision process for determining the results are:
+ *
+ *                 CPU: | lacks NX*  | has NX, ia32     | has NX, x86_64 |
+ * ELF:                 |            |                  |                |
+ * ---------------------|------------|------------------|----------------|
+ * missing PT_GNU_STACK | exec-all   | exec-all         | exec-all       |
+ * PT_GNU_STACK == RWX  | exec-all   | exec-all         | exec-all       |
+ * PT_GNU_STACK == RW   | exec-none  | exec-none        | exec-none      |
+ *
+ *  exec-all  : all PROT_READ user mappings are executable, except when
+ *              backed by files on a noexec-filesystem.
+ *  exec-none : only PROT_EXEC user mappings are executable.
+ *
+ *  *this column has no architectural effect: NX markings are ignored by
+ *   hardware, but may have behavioral effects when "wants X" collides with
+ *   "cannot be X" constraints in memory permission flags, as in
+ *   https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190418055759.GA3155@mellanox.com
+ *
  */
 #define elf_read_implies_exec(ex, executable_stack)	\
 	(executable_stack != EXSTACK_DISABLE_X)

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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-27  6:48 [PATCH v5 0/6] binfmt_elf: Update READ_IMPLIES_EXEC logic for modern CPUs Kees Cook
2020-03-27  6:48 ` [PATCH v5 1/6] x86/elf: Add table to document READ_IMPLIES_EXEC Kees Cook
2020-04-20 20:03   ` tip-bot2 for Kees Cook [this message]
2020-03-27  6:48 ` [PATCH v5 2/6] x86/elf: Split READ_IMPLIES_EXEC from executable PT_GNU_STACK Kees Cook
2020-04-20 20:03   ` [tip: core/core] " tip-bot2 for Kees Cook
2020-03-27  6:48 ` [PATCH v5 3/6] x86/elf: Disable automatic READ_IMPLIES_EXEC for 64-bit address spaces Kees Cook
2020-04-20 20:03   ` [tip: core/core] x86/elf: Disable automatic READ_IMPLIES_EXEC on 64-bit tip-bot2 for Kees Cook
2020-03-27  6:48 ` [PATCH v5 4/6] arm32/64, elf: Add tables to document READ_IMPLIES_EXEC Kees Cook
2020-04-20 20:03   ` [tip: core/core] arm32/64/elf: " tip-bot2 for Kees Cook
2020-03-27  6:48 ` [PATCH v5 5/6] arm32/64, elf: Split READ_IMPLIES_EXEC from executable PT_GNU_STACK Kees Cook
2020-04-20 20:03   ` [tip: core/core] arm32/64/elf: " tip-bot2 for Kees Cook
2020-03-27  6:48 ` [PATCH v5 6/6] arm64, elf: Disable automatic READ_IMPLIES_EXEC for 64-bit address spaces Kees Cook
2020-04-20 20:03   ` [tip: core/core] arm64/elf: " tip-bot2 for Kees Cook

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