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SubjectRe: [REVIEW][PATCH 2/6] signal: Fail sigqueueinfo if si_signo != sig
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 07:19:02PM +0200, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> The kernel needs to validate that the contents of struct siginfo make
> sense as siginfo is copied into the kernel, so that the proper union
> members can be put in the appropriate locations. The field si_signo
> is a fundamental part of that validation. As such changing the
> contents of si_signo after the validation make no sense and can result
> in nonsense values in the kernel.

Accoding to the man page, the user should not set si_signo, it has to be set
by kernel.

$ man 2 rt_sigqueueinfo

The uinfo argument specifies the data to accompany the signal. This
argument is a pointer to a structure of type siginfo_t, described in
sigaction(2) (and defined by including <sigaction.h>). The caller
should set the following fields in this structure:

This must be one of the SI_* codes in the Linux kernel source
file include/asm-generic/siginfo.h, with the restriction that
the code must be negative (i.e., cannot be SI_USER, which is
used by the kernel to indicate a signal sent by kill(2)) and
cannot (since Linux 2.6.39) be SI_TKILL (which is used by the
kernel to indicate a signal sent using tgkill(2)).

si_pid This should be set to a process ID, typically the process ID of
the sender.

si_uid This should be set to a user ID, typically the real user ID of
the sender.

This field contains the user data to accompany the signal. For
more information, see the description of the last (union sigval)
argument of sigqueue(3).

Internally, the kernel sets the si_signo field to the value specified
in sig, so that the receiver of the signal can also obtain the signal
number via that field.

> As such simply fail if someone is silly enough to set si_signo out of
> sync with the signal number passed to sigqueueinfo.
> I don't expect a problem as glibc's sigqueue implementation sets
> "si_signo = sig" and CRIU just returns to the kernel what the kernel
> gave to it.
> If there is some application that calls sigqueueinfo directly that has
> a problem with this added sanity check we can revisit this when we see
> what kind of crazy that application is doing.

I already know two "applications" ;)

Disclaimer: I'm the author of both of them.

> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
> ---
> kernel/signal.c | 6 ++++--
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/kernel/signal.c b/kernel/signal.c
> index 7b49c31d3fdb..e445b0a63faa 100644
> --- a/kernel/signal.c
> +++ b/kernel/signal.c
> @@ -3306,7 +3306,8 @@ static int do_rt_sigqueueinfo(pid_t pid, int sig, siginfo_t *info)
> (task_pid_vnr(current) != pid))
> return -EPERM;
> - info->si_signo = sig;
> + if (info->si_signo != sig)
> + return -EINVAL;
> /* POSIX.1b doesn't mention process groups. */
> return kill_proc_info(sig, info, pid);
> @@ -3354,7 +3355,8 @@ static int do_rt_tgsigqueueinfo(pid_t tgid, pid_t pid, int sig, siginfo_t *info)
> (task_pid_vnr(current) != pid))
> return -EPERM;
> - info->si_signo = sig;
> + if (info->si_signo != sig)
> + return -EINVAL;
> return do_send_specific(tgid, pid, sig, info);
> }

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