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From: "Maciej S. Szmigiero" <mail@maciej.szmigiero.name>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 3/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the early loader
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 00:27:34 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <587188f6-fe91-f2e4-4e41-cb9bc808ecf0@maciej.szmigiero.name> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180430090506.GB6509@pd.tnic>

On 30.04.2018 11:05, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:34:08PM +0200, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
>> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/amd.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/microcode/amd.c
>> @@ -216,29 +216,33 @@ static bool verify_patch(u8 family, const u8 *buf, size_t buf_size, bool early)
>>   * Returns the amount of bytes consumed while scanning. @desc contains all the
>>   * data we're going to use in later stages of the application.
>>   */
>> -static ssize_t parse_container(u8 *ucode, ssize_t size, struct cont_desc *desc)
>> +static size_t parse_container(u8 *ucode, size_t size, struct cont_desc *desc)
>>  {
>>  	struct equiv_cpu_entry *eq;
>> -	ssize_t orig_size = size;
>> +	size_t orig_size = size;
>>  	u32 *hdr = (u32 *)ucode;
>> +	u32 equiv_tbl_len;
>>  	u16 eq_id;
>>  	u8 *buf;
>>  
>> -	/* Am I looking at an equivalence table header? */
>> -	if (hdr[0] != UCODE_MAGIC ||
>> -	    hdr[1] != UCODE_EQUIV_CPU_TABLE_TYPE ||
>> -	    hdr[2] == 0)
>> +	if (!verify_container(ucode, size, true))
>> +		return 0;
> 
>  		return CONTAINER_HDR_SZ;
> 
> We want to make some forward progress after all.

Even if the container file main magic number is wrong? In this case
parsing is terminated by returning a zero from the above function.

If we want to make the parser more resistant to garbage or
forward-compatible to containers with a different main magic number in
their headers we probably should return a length of a single byte here
instead of 12 (CONTAINER_HDR_SZ) so the parser would correctly skip
unknown data of size which isn't an integer multiple of this number.

Thanks,
Maciej

  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-30 22:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-23 21:34 [PATCH v5 0/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode file sanity before loading it Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 1/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Subtract SECTION_HDR_SIZE from file leftover length Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 2/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Add microcode container data checking functions Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:04   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-30 22:27     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01  8:18       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-01 16:19         ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 3/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the early loader Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:05   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-30 22:27     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero [this message]
2018-05-01  8:44       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 4/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the late loader Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:05   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-30 22:27     ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01  8:43       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-01 16:19         ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-01 20:03           ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-02  0:47             ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-03 10:01               ` Borislav Petkov
2018-05-03 23:26                 ` Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-05-07 16:35                   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 5/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Add a reminder about PATCH_MAX_SIZE macro Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-23 21:34 ` [PATCH v5 6/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check the equivalence table size when scanning it Maciej S. Szmigiero
2018-04-30  9:05   ` Borislav Petkov

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