[3.5.y.z extended stable] Patch "mm: ensure get_unmapped_area() returns higher address than" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Tue Nov 19 13:18:22 UTC 2013


This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    mm: ensure get_unmapped_area() returns higher address than

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Luis

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>From e503aef73dc1c673674decd2ccb201174339059b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Akira Takeuchi <takeuchi.akr at jp.panasonic.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:08:21 -0800
Subject: mm: ensure get_unmapped_area() returns higher address than
 mmap_min_addr

commit 2afc745f3e3079ab16c826be4860da2529054dd2 upstream.

This patch fixes the problem that get_unmapped_area() can return illegal
address and result in failing mmap(2) etc.

In case that the address higher than PAGE_SIZE is set to
/proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr, the address lower than mmap_min_addr can be
returned by get_unmapped_area(), even if you do not pass any virtual
address hint (i.e.  the second argument).

This is because the current get_unmapped_area() code does not take into
account mmap_min_addr.

This leads to two actual problems as follows:

1. mmap(2) can fail with EPERM on the process without CAP_SYS_RAWIO,
   although any illegal parameter is not passed.

2. The bottom-up search path after the top-down search might not work in
   arch_get_unmapped_area_topdown().

Note: The first and third chunk of my patch, which changes "len" check,
are for more precise check using mmap_min_addr, and not for solving the
above problem.

[How to reproduce]

	--- test.c -------------------------------------------------
	#include <stdio.h>
	#include <unistd.h>
	#include <sys/mman.h>
	#include <sys/errno.h>

	int main(int argc, char *argv[])
	{
		void *ret = NULL, *last_map;
		size_t pagesize = sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE);

		do {
			last_map = ret;
			ret = mmap(0, pagesize, PROT_NONE,
				MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0);
	//		printf("ret=%p\n", ret);
		} while (ret != MAP_FAILED);

		if (errno != ENOMEM) {
			printf("ERR: unexpected errno: %d (last map=%p)\n",
			errno, last_map);
		}

		return 0;
	}
	---------------------------------------------------------------

	$ gcc -m32 -o test test.c
	$ sudo sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=65536
	vm.mmap_min_addr = 65536
	$ ./test  (run as non-priviledge user)
	ERR: unexpected errno: 1 (last map=0x10000)

Signed-off-by: Akira Takeuchi <takeuchi.akr at jp.panasonic.com>
Signed-off-by: Kiyoshi Owada <owada.kiyoshi at jp.panasonic.com>
Reviewed-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi at ah.jp.nec.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
[ luis: backported to 3.5:
  - dropped changes to struct vm_unmapped_area_info in
  arch_get_unmapped_area_topdown() as this structure does not exist in 3.5
  kernel ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
---
 mm/mmap.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/mmap.c b/mm/mmap.c
index 7e24763..758ff55 100644
--- a/mm/mmap.c
+++ b/mm/mmap.c
@@ -1443,7 +1443,7 @@ arch_get_unmapped_area(struct file *filp, unsigned long addr,
 	struct vm_area_struct *vma;
 	unsigned long start_addr;

-	if (len > TASK_SIZE)
+	if (len > TASK_SIZE - mmap_min_addr)
 		return -ENOMEM;

 	if (flags & MAP_FIXED)
@@ -1452,7 +1452,7 @@ arch_get_unmapped_area(struct file *filp, unsigned long addr,
 	if (addr) {
 		addr = PAGE_ALIGN(addr);
 		vma = find_vma(mm, addr);
-		if (TASK_SIZE - len >= addr &&
+		if (TASK_SIZE - len >= addr && addr >= mmap_min_addr &&
 		    (!vma || addr + len <= vma->vm_start))
 			return addr;
 	}
@@ -1517,7 +1517,7 @@ arch_get_unmapped_area_topdown(struct file *filp, const unsigned long addr0,
 	unsigned long addr = addr0, start_addr;

 	/* requested length too big for entire address space */
-	if (len > TASK_SIZE)
+	if (len > TASK_SIZE - mmap_min_addr)
 		return -ENOMEM;

 	if (flags & MAP_FIXED)
@@ -1527,7 +1527,7 @@ arch_get_unmapped_area_topdown(struct file *filp, const unsigned long addr0,
 	if (addr) {
 		addr = PAGE_ALIGN(addr);
 		vma = find_vma(mm, addr);
-		if (TASK_SIZE - len >= addr &&
+		if (TASK_SIZE - len >= addr && addr >= mmap_min_addr &&
 				(!vma || addr + len <= vma->vm_start))
 			return addr;
 	}
--
1.8.3.2





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