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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 07/17] arm64: add basic pointer authentication support
On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 4:24 AM, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> wrote:
> [+Cyrill Gorcunov for CRIU stuff]
>
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:15:43PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 09:47:44AM +0100, Kristina Martsenko wrote:
>> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
>> > new file mode 100644
>> > index 000000000000..2aefedc31d9e
>> > --- /dev/null
>> > +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
>> > @@ -0,0 +1,63 @@
>> > +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
>> > +#ifndef __ASM_POINTER_AUTH_H
>> > +#define __ASM_POINTER_AUTH_H
>> > +
>> > +#include <linux/random.h>
>> > +
>> > +#include <asm/cpufeature.h>
>> > +#include <asm/sysreg.h>
>> > +
>> > +#ifdef CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH
>> > +/*
>> > + * Each key is a 128-bit quantity which is split across a pair of 64-bit
>> > + * registers (Lo and Hi).
>> > + */
>> > +struct ptrauth_key {
>> > + unsigned long lo, hi;
>> > +};
>> > +
>> > +/*
>> > + * We give each process its own instruction A key (APIAKey), which is shared by
>> > + * all threads. This is inherited upon fork(), and reinitialised upon exec*().
>> > + * All other keys are currently unused, with APIBKey, APDAKey, and APBAKey
>> > + * instructions behaving as NOPs.
>> > + */
>>
>> I don't remember the past discussions but I assume the tools guys are ok
>> with a single key shared by multiple threads. Ramana, could you ack this
>> part, FTR?
>>
>> (and it would help if someone from the Android and Chrome camps can
>> confirm)
>
> FWIW: I think we should be entertaining a prctl() interface to use a new
> key on a per-thread basis. Obviously, this would need to be used with care
> (e.g. you'd fork(); use the prctl() and then you'd better not return from
> the calling function!).
>
> Assuming we want this (Kees -- I was under the impression that everything in
> Android would end up with the same key otherwise?), then the question is
> do we want:
>
> - prctl() get/set operations for the key, or
> - prctl() set_random_key operation, or
> - both of the above?
>
> Part of the answer to that may lie in the requirements of CRIU, where I
> strongly suspect they need explicit get/set operations, although these
> could be gated on CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE=y.

Oh CRIU. Yikes. I'd like the get/set to be gated by the CONFIG, yes.
No reason to allow explicit access to the key (and selected algo) if
we don't have to.

As for per-thread or not, having a "pick a new key now" prctl() sounds
good, but I'd like to have an eye toward having it just be "automatic"
on clone().

-Kees

--
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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