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SubjectRe: [PATCH] selinux: Add __GFP_NOWARN to allocation at str_read()
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On 09/13/2018 08:26 AM, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> On 2018/09/13 12:02, Paul Moore wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 12:43 PM Tetsuo Handa
>> <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp> wrote:
>>> syzbot is hitting warning at str_read() [1] because len parameter can
>>> become larger than KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE. We don't need to emit warning for
>>> this case.
>>>
>>> [1] https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?id=7f2f5aad79ea8663c296a2eedb81978401a908f0
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@I-love.SAKURA.ne.jp>
>>> Reported-by: syzbot <syzbot+ac488b9811036cea7ea0@syzkaller.appspotmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> security/selinux/ss/policydb.c | 2 +-
>>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/security/selinux/ss/policydb.c b/security/selinux/ss/policydb.c
>>> index e9394e7..f4eadd3 100644
>>> --- a/security/selinux/ss/policydb.c
>>> +++ b/security/selinux/ss/policydb.c
>>> @@ -1101,7 +1101,7 @@ static int str_read(char **strp, gfp_t flags, void *fp, u32 len)
>>> if ((len == 0) || (len == (u32)-1))
>>> return -EINVAL;
>>>
>>> - str = kmalloc(len + 1, flags);
>>> + str = kmalloc(len + 1, flags | __GFP_NOWARN);
>>> if (!str)
>>> return -ENOMEM;
>> Thanks for the patch.
>>
>> My eyes are starting to glaze over a bit chasing down all of the
>> different kmalloc() code paths trying to ensure that this always does
>> the right thing based on size of the allocation and the different slab
>> allocators ... are we sure that this will always return NULL when (len
>> + 1) is greater than KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE for the different slab allocator
>> configurations?
>>
> Yes, for (len + 1) cannot become 0 (which causes kmalloc() to return
> ZERO_SIZE_PTR) due to (len == (u32)-1) check above.
>
> The only concern would be whether you want allocation failure messages.
> I assumed you don't need it because we are returning -ENOMEM to the caller.
>
Would it not be better with

    char *str;

    if ((len == 0) || (len == (u32)-1) || (len >= KMALLOC_MAX_SIZE))
        return -EINVAL;

    str = kmalloc(len + 1, flags);
    if (!str)
        return -ENOMEM;

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