[PATCH] Add the __stack_chk_fail() function
Arjan van de Ven [Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:52:39 +0000 (10:52 +0200)]
GCC emits a call to a __stack_chk_fail() function when the stack canary is
not matching the expected value.

Since this is a bad security issue; lets panic the kernel rather than limping
along; the kernel really can't be trusted anymore when this happens.

Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
CC: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>

kernel/panic.c

index d2db3e2..6ceb664 100644 (file)
@@ -271,3 +271,15 @@ void oops_exit(void)
 {
        do_oops_enter_exit();
 }
+
+#ifdef CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR
+/*
+ * Called when gcc's -fstack-protector feature is used, and
+ * gcc detects corruption of the on-stack canary value
+ */
+void __stack_chk_fail(void)
+{
+       panic("stack-protector: Kernel stack is corrupted");
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(__stack_chk_fail);
+#endif