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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/27] bpf: Restrict kernel image access functions when the kernel is locked down
On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:48:34PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Alexei Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > @@ -65,6 +65,11 @@ BPF_CALL_3(bpf_probe_read, void *, dst, u32, size, const void *, unsafe_ptr)
> > > {
> > > int ret;
> > >
> > > + if (kernel_is_locked_down("BPF")) {
> > > + memset(dst, 0, size);
> > > + return -EPERM;
> > > + }
> >
> > That doesn't help the lockdown purpose.
> > If you don't trust the root the only way to prevent bpf read
> > memory is to disable the whole thing.
> > Have a single check in sys_bpf() to disallow everything if kernel_is_locked_down()
> > and don't add overhead to critical path like bpf_probe_read().
>
> TBH, I've no idea how bpf does anything, so I can't say whether this is
> better, overkill or insufficient.

ok. To make it clear:
Nacked-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
For the current patch.
Unnecessary checks for no good reason in performance critical
functions are not acceptable.

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