jprobes: make jprobes a little safer for users
Michael Ellerman [Thu, 19 Jul 2007 08:48:11 +0000 (01:48 -0700)]
I realise jprobes are a razor-blades-included type of interface, but that
doesn't mean we can't try and make them safer to use.  This guy I know once
wrote code like this:

struct jprobe jp = { .kp.symbol_name = "foo", .entry = "jprobe_foo" };

And then his kernel exploded. Oops.

This patch adds an arch hook, arch_deref_entry_point() (I don't like it
either) which takes the void * in a struct jprobe, and gives back the text
address that it represents.

We can then use that in register_jprobe() to check that the entry point we're
passed is actually in the kernel text, rather than just some random value.

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
Cc: Prasanna S Panchamukhi <prasanna@in.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com>
Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com>
Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

arch/ia64/kernel/kprobes.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
include/linux/kprobes.h
kernel/kprobes.c

index 5bc46f1..5dc98b5 100644 (file)
@@ -936,10 +936,15 @@ static void ia64_get_bsp_cfm(struct unw_frame_info *info, void *arg)
        return;
 }
 
+unsigned long arch_deref_entry_point(void *entry)
+{
+       return ((struct fnptr *)entry)->ip;
+}
+
 int __kprobes setjmp_pre_handler(struct kprobe *p, struct pt_regs *regs)
 {
        struct jprobe *jp = container_of(p, struct jprobe, kp);
-       unsigned long addr = ((struct fnptr *)(jp->entry))->ip;
+       unsigned long addr = arch_deref_entry_point(jp->entry);
        struct kprobe_ctlblk *kcb = get_kprobe_ctlblk();
        struct param_bsp_cfm pa;
        int bytes;
index 0c96611..440f5a8 100644 (file)
@@ -492,6 +492,13 @@ int __kprobes kprobe_exceptions_notify(struct notifier_block *self,
        return ret;
 }
 
+#ifdef CONFIG_PPC64
+unsigned long arch_deref_entry_point(void *entry)
+{
+       return (unsigned long)(((func_descr_t *)entry)->entry);
+}
+#endif
+
 int __kprobes setjmp_pre_handler(struct kprobe *p, struct pt_regs *regs)
 {
        struct jprobe *jp = container_of(p, struct jprobe, kp);
@@ -500,11 +507,9 @@ int __kprobes setjmp_pre_handler(struct kprobe *p, struct pt_regs *regs)
        memcpy(&kcb->jprobe_saved_regs, regs, sizeof(struct pt_regs));
 
        /* setup return addr to the jprobe handler routine */
+       regs->nip = arch_deref_entry_point(jp->entry);
 #ifdef CONFIG_PPC64
-       regs->nip = (unsigned long)(((func_descr_t *)jp->entry)->entry);
        regs->gpr[2] = (unsigned long)(((func_descr_t *)jp->entry)->toc);
-#else
-       regs->nip = (unsigned long)jp->entry;
 #endif
 
        return 1;
index bd89285..51464d1 100644 (file)
@@ -214,6 +214,7 @@ int longjmp_break_handler(struct kprobe *, struct pt_regs *);
 int register_jprobe(struct jprobe *p);
 void unregister_jprobe(struct jprobe *p);
 void jprobe_return(void);
+unsigned long arch_deref_entry_point(void *);
 
 int register_kretprobe(struct kretprobe *rp);
 void unregister_kretprobe(struct kretprobe *rp);
index 9e47d8c..3e9f513 100644 (file)
@@ -675,9 +675,18 @@ static struct notifier_block kprobe_exceptions_nb = {
        .priority = 0x7fffffff /* we need to be notified first */
 };
 
+unsigned long __weak arch_deref_entry_point(void *entry)
+{
+       return (unsigned long)entry;
+}
 
 int __kprobes register_jprobe(struct jprobe *jp)
 {
+       unsigned long addr = arch_deref_entry_point(jp->entry);
+
+       if (!kernel_text_address(addr))
+               return -EINVAL;
+
        /* Todo: Verify probepoint is a function entry point */
        jp->kp.pre_handler = setjmp_pre_handler;
        jp->kp.break_handler = longjmp_break_handler;