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From: Shachar Raindel <raindel@mellanox.com>
To: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
Cc: "oss-security@lists.openwall.com"
	<oss-security@lists.openwall.com>,
	"<linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org> (linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org)" 
	<linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"stable@vger.kernel.org" <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: CVE-2014-8159 kernel: infiniband: uverbs: unprotected physical memory access
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:52:52 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AM3PR05MB0935AA4898B4B519D2DAA3C4DCF20@AM3PR05MB0935.eurprd05.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1427969085.17020.5.camel@opteya.com>

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Hi,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yann Droneaud [mailto:ydroneaud@opteya.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2015 1:05 PM
> To: Shachar Raindel
> Cc: oss-security@lists.openwall.com; <linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org>
> (linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org); linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> stable@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: CVE-2014-8159 kernel: infiniband: uverbs: unprotected
> physical memory access
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Le mercredi 18 mars 2015 à 17:39 +0000, Shachar Raindel a écrit :
> > Hi,
> >

<snipped long e-mail>
 
> > +	/*
> > +	 * If the combination of the addr and size requested for this
> memory
> > +	 * region causes an integer overflow, return error.
> > +	 */
> > +	if ((PAGE_ALIGN(addr + size) <= size) ||
> > +	    (PAGE_ALIGN(addr + size) <= addr))
> > +		return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
> > +
> 
> Can access_ok() be used here ?
> 
>          if (!access_ok(writable ? VERIFY_WRITE : VERIFY_READ,
>                         addr, size))
>                   return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
> 

No, this will break the current ODP semantics.

ODP allows the user to register memory that is not accessible yet.
This is a critical design feature, as it allows avoiding holding
a registration cache. Adding this check will break the behavior,
forcing memory to be all accessible when registering an ODP MR.

Thanks,
--Shachar
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  reply	other threads:[~2015-04-02 11:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <AM3PR05MB0935AABF569F15EA846B8E72DC000@AM3PR05MB0935.eurprd05.prod.outlook.com>
2015-04-02 10:04 ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-02 10:52   ` Shachar Raindel [this message]
2015-04-02 13:30     ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-02 15:18       ` Haggai Eran
2015-04-02 16:35         ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-02 16:44           ` Shachar Raindel
2015-04-02 18:12             ` Haggai Eran
2015-04-13 13:29               ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-14  8:11                 ` Haggai Eran
2015-04-02 20:40             ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-03  8:39               ` Haggai Eran
2015-04-03 11:49                 ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-02 15:15     ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-02 16:34       ` Shachar Raindel
2015-04-08 12:19         ` Yann Droneaud
2015-04-08 12:44           ` Yann Droneaud

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