mm: check that we have the right vma in __access_remote_vm()
Michael Ellerman [Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:22:10 +0000 (15:22 -0700)]
In __access_remote_vm() we need to check that we have found the right
vma, not the following vma before we try to access it.  Otherwise we
might call the vma's access routine with an address which does not fall
inside the vma.

It was discovered on a current kernel but with an unreleased driver,
from memory it was strace leading to a kernel bad access, but it
obviously depends on what the access implementation does.

Looking at other access implementations I only see:

  $ git grep -A 5 vm_operations|grep access
  arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/file.c- .access = spufs_mem_mmap_access,
  arch/x86/pci/i386.c- .access = generic_access_phys,
  drivers/char/mem.c- .access = generic_access_phys
  fs/sysfs/bin.c- .access = bin_access,

The spufs one looks like it might behave badly given the wrong vma, it
assumes vma->vm_file->private_data is a spu_context, and looks like it
would probably blow up pretty quickly if it wasn't.

generic_access_phys() only uses the vma to check vm_flags and get the
mm, and then walks page tables using the address.  So it should bail on
the vm_flags check, or at worst let you access some other VM_IO mapping.

And bin_access() just proxies to another access implementation.

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au>
Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/memory.c

index b623a24..ce22a25 100644 (file)
@@ -3688,7 +3688,7 @@ static int __access_remote_vm(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm,
                         */
 #ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_IOREMAP_PROT
                        vma = find_vma(mm, addr);
-                       if (!vma)
+                       if (!vma || vma->vm_start > addr)
                                break;
                        if (vma->vm_ops && vma->vm_ops->access)
                                ret = vma->vm_ops->access(vma, addr, buf,