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SubjectRe: [PATCH] selinux: Add __GFP_NOWARN to allocation at str_read()
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On 09/13/2018 01:11 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Thu 13-09-18 09:12:04, peter enderborg wrote:
>> 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;
> I strongly suspect that you want kvmalloc rather than kmalloc here. The
> larger the request the more likely is the allocation to fail.
>
> I am not familiar with the code but I assume this is a root only
> interface so we don't have to worry about nasty users scenario.
>
I don't think we get any big data there at all. Usually less than 32 bytes. However this data can be in fast path so a vmalloc is not an option.

And some of the calls are GFP_ATOMC.



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