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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 4/6] x86/microcode/AMD: Check microcode container data in the late loader
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 01:26:50 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <756e5bd8-6cd8-5f28-6cab-c60396dc5de4@maciej.szmigiero.name> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180503100133.GB20023@pd.tnic>

On 03.05.2018 12:01, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Wed, May 02, 2018 at 02:47:39AM +0200, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
>> On 01.05.2018 22:03, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 06:19:56PM +0200, Maciej S. Szmigiero wrote:
>>>> -EINVAL cast to unsigned int is 4294967274 and this value is also
>>>> a valid count of bytes to skip that this function can return.
>>>
>>> And where exactly in the *old* code do we do that?
>>
>> The old code returned this value as a signed int, but then any
>> "patch_size" value (which is u32) above INT_MAX read from a section header
>> wrapped around to a negative pseudo-error code (which likely didn't match
>> any actual error number).
> 
> Lemme repeat my question: *where* *exactly* in the old code do we do that?
> 
> Feel free to paste snippets to show what you mean.
> 

>From verify_and_add_patch():
> static int verify_and_add_patch(u8 family, u8 *fw, unsigned int leftover)
> {
> 	struct microcode_header_amd *mc_hdr;
> 	struct ucode_patch *patch;
> 	unsigned int patch_size, crnt_size, ret;
> 	u32 proc_fam;
> 	u16 proc_id;
> 
> 	patch_size  = *(u32 *)(fw + 4);

Here we read a u32 (= unsigned int) value from a section header
and store it into an unsigned int variable.

> 	crnt_size   = patch_size + SECTION_HDR_SIZE;

Here we add 8 (SECTION_HDR_SIZE) to this value and once again store it
into an unsigned int variable.

> 	mc_hdr	    = (struct microcode_header_amd *)(fw + SECTION_HDR_SIZE);
> 	proc_id	    = mc_hdr->processor_rev_id;
> 
> 	proc_fam = find_cpu_family_by_equiv_cpu(proc_id);
> 	if (!proc_fam) {
> 		pr_err("No patch family for equiv ID: 0x%04x\n", proc_id);
> 		return crnt_size;

Here we return this variable, implicitly converting it into a
(signed) int.
Any value above INT_MAX will wrap around to a negative pseudo-error
code (which might not match any actual error number).

Maciej

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-03 23:26 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
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 [this message]
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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