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Subject[PATCH v3 21/31] sctp: Define usercopy region in SCTP proto slab cache
From: David Windsor <>

The SCTP socket event notification subscription information need to be
copied to/from userspace. In support of usercopy hardening, this patch
defines a region in the struct proto slab cache in which userspace copy
operations are allowed. Additionally moves the usercopy fields to be
adjacent for the region to cover both.

example usage trace:

copy_to_user(..., &sctp_sk(sk)->subscribe, len)

copy_from_user(&sctp_sk(sk)->subscribe, ..., optlen)

copy_to_user(..., &sctp_sk(sk)->initmsg, len)

This region is known as the slab cache's usercopy region. Slab caches can
now check that each copy operation involving cache-managed memory falls
entirely within the slab's usercopy region.

This patch is modified from Brad Spengler/PaX Team's PAX_USERCOPY
whitelisting code in the last public patch of grsecurity/PaX based on my
understanding of the code. Changes or omissions from the original code are
mine and don't reflect the original grsecurity/PaX code.

Signed-off-by: David Windsor <>
[kees: split from network patch, move struct member adjacent, provide usage]
Cc: Vlad Yasevich <>
Cc: Neil Horman <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
include/net/sctp/structs.h | 9 +++++++--
net/sctp/socket.c | 4 ++++
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/net/sctp/structs.h b/include/net/sctp/structs.h
index 0477945de1a3..f2da107983d9 100644
--- a/include/net/sctp/structs.h
+++ b/include/net/sctp/structs.h
@@ -202,12 +202,17 @@ struct sctp_sock {
/* Flags controlling Heartbeat, SACK delay, and Path MTU Discovery. */
__u32 param_flags;

- struct sctp_initmsg initmsg;
struct sctp_rtoinfo rtoinfo;
struct sctp_paddrparams paddrparam;
- struct sctp_event_subscribe subscribe;
struct sctp_assocparams assocparams;

+ /*
+ * These two structures must be grouped together for the usercopy
+ * whitelist region.
+ */
+ struct sctp_event_subscribe subscribe;
+ struct sctp_initmsg initmsg;
int user_frag;

__u32 autoclose;
diff --git a/net/sctp/socket.c b/net/sctp/socket.c
index d4730ada7f32..aa4f86d64545 100644
--- a/net/sctp/socket.c
+++ b/net/sctp/socket.c
@@ -8246,6 +8246,10 @@ struct proto sctp_prot = {
.unhash = sctp_unhash,
.get_port = sctp_get_port,
.obj_size = sizeof(struct sctp_sock),
+ .useroffset = offsetof(struct sctp_sock, subscribe),
+ .usersize = offsetof(struct sctp_sock, initmsg) -
+ offsetof(struct sctp_sock, subscribe) +
+ sizeof_field(struct sctp_sock, initmsg),
.sysctl_mem = sysctl_sctp_mem,
.sysctl_rmem = sysctl_sctp_rmem,
.sysctl_wmem = sysctl_sctp_wmem,
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