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install_special_mapping skips security_file_mmap check.
authorTavis Ormandy <taviso@cmpxchg8b.com>
Thu, 9 Dec 2010 14:29:42 +0000 (15:29 +0100)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:30:36 +0000 (12:30 -0800)
commit462e635e5b73ba9a4c03913b77138cd57ce4b050
tree6ff0e84eecc6252d41d7c08730018c0149e7227f
parent0fcdcfbbc98f70f559e4b36773a69972489a6d8f
install_special_mapping skips security_file_mmap check.

The install_special_mapping routine (used, for example, to setup the
vdso) skips the security check before insert_vm_struct, allowing a local
attacker to bypass the mmap_min_addr security restriction by limiting
the available pages for special mappings.

bprm_mm_init() also skips the check, and although I don't think this can
be used to bypass any restrictions, I don't see any reason not to have
the security check.

  $ uname -m
  x86_64
  $ cat /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr
  65536
  $ cat install_special_mapping.s
  section .bss
      resb BSS_SIZE
  section .text
      global _start
      _start:
          mov     eax, __NR_pause
          int     0x80
  $ nasm -D__NR_pause=29 -DBSS_SIZE=0xfffed000 -f elf -o install_special_mapping.o install_special_mapping.s
  $ ld -m elf_i386 -Ttext=0x10000 -Tbss=0x11000 -o install_special_mapping install_special_mapping.o
  $ ./install_special_mapping &
  [1] 14303
  $ cat /proc/14303/maps
  0000f000-00010000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0                                  [vdso]
  00010000-00011000 r-xp 00001000 00:19 2453665                            /home/taviso/install_special_mapping
  00011000-ffffe000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0                                  [stack]

It's worth noting that Red Hat are shipping with mmap_min_addr set to
4096.

Signed-off-by: Tavis Ormandy <taviso@google.com>
Acked-by: Kees Cook <kees@ubuntu.com>
Acked-by: Robert Swiecki <swiecki@google.com>
[ Changed to not drop the error code - akpm ]
Reviewed-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
fs/exec.c
mm/mmap.c