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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] selinux: provide __le variables explicitly
On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 2:27 AM Nicholas Mc Guire <hofrat@osadl.org> wrote:
> While the endiannes is being handled properly sparse was unable to verify
> this due to type inconsistency. So introduce an additional __le32
> respectively _le64 variable to be passed to le32/64_to_cpu() to allow
> sparse to verify proper typing. Note that this patch does not change
> the generated binary on little-endian systems - on 32bit powerpc it
> does change the binary.
>
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <hofrat@osadl.org>
> ---
>
> Problem located by an experimental coccinelle script to locate
> patters that make sparse unhappy (false positives):
>
> sparse complaints on different architectures fixed by this patch are:
>
> ppc6xx_defconfig
> CHECK security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
>
> Little-endian systems:
>
> loongson3_defconfig
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
>
> x86_64_defconfig
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:389:28: warning: cast to restricted __le32
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c:431:23: warning: cast to restricted __le64
>
> Patch was compile-tested with: x86_64_defconfig,loongson3_defconfig (both
> little-endian) and ppc603_defconfig (big-endian).
>
> On little-endian systems the patch has no impact on the generated binary
> (which is expected) but on the 32bit powerpc it does change the binary
> which is not expected but since I'm not able to generate the .lst files
> in security/selinux/ss/ due to the lack of a Makefile it is not clear
> if this is an unexpected side-effect or due only to the introduction of
> the additional variables. From my understanding the patch does not change
> the program logic so if the code was correct on big-endian systems before
> it should still be correct now.

This is a bit worrisome, but I tend to agree that this patch *should*
be correct. I'm thinking you're probably right in that the resulting
binary difference could be due to the extra variable. Have you tried
any other big-endian arches?

> Patch is against 5.1 (localversion-next is next-20190506)
>
> security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c | 10 ++++++----
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c b/security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c
> index 8f624f8..09929fc 100644
> --- a/security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c
> +++ b/security/selinux/ss/ebitmap.c
> @@ -347,7 +347,9 @@ int ebitmap_read(struct ebitmap *e, void *fp)
> {
> struct ebitmap_node *n = NULL;
> u32 mapunit, count, startbit, index;
> + __le32 ebitmap_start;
> u64 map;
> + __le64 mapbits;
> __le32 buf[3];
> int rc, i;
>
> @@ -381,12 +383,12 @@ int ebitmap_read(struct ebitmap *e, void *fp)
> goto bad;
>
> for (i = 0; i < count; i++) {
> - rc = next_entry(&startbit, fp, sizeof(u32));
> + rc = next_entry(&ebitmap_start, fp, sizeof(u32));
> if (rc < 0) {
> pr_err("SELinux: ebitmap: truncated map\n");
> goto bad;
> }
> - startbit = le32_to_cpu(startbit);
> + startbit = le32_to_cpu(ebitmap_start);
>
> if (startbit & (mapunit - 1)) {
> pr_err("SELinux: ebitmap start bit (%d) is "
> @@ -423,12 +425,12 @@ int ebitmap_read(struct ebitmap *e, void *fp)
> goto bad;
> }
>
> - rc = next_entry(&map, fp, sizeof(u64));
> + rc = next_entry(&mapbits, fp, sizeof(u64));
> if (rc < 0) {
> pr_err("SELinux: ebitmap: truncated map\n");
> goto bad;
> }
> - map = le64_to_cpu(map);
> + map = le64_to_cpu(mapbits);
>
> index = (startbit - n->startbit) / EBITMAP_UNIT_SIZE;
> while (map) {
> --
> 2.1.4
>


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paul moore
www.paul-moore.com

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