Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:20:08 -0700 From: Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> To: "Tobin C. Harding" <me@...in.cc>, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>, Tycho Andersen <tycho@...ker.com>, "Roberts, William C" <william.c.roberts@...el.com>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>, Jordan Glover <Golden_Miller83@...tonmail.ch>, Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>, Ian Campbell <ijc@...lion.org.uk>, Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>, Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>, Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>, Chris Fries <cfries@...gle.com>, Dave Weinstein <olorin@...gle.com>, Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>, Djalal Harouni <tixxdz@...il.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] printk: hash addresses printed with %p On Tue, 2017-10-17 at 15:52 +1100, Tobin C. Harding wrote: > Currently there are many places in the kernel where addresses are being > printed using an unadorned %p. Kernel pointers should be printed using > %pK allowing some control via the kptr_restrict sysctl. Exposing addresses > gives attackers sensitive information about the kernel layout in memory. > > We can reduce the attack surface by hashing all addresses printed with > %p. This will of course break some users, forcing code printing needed > addresses to be updated. > > For what it's worth, usage of unadorned %p can be broken down as follows > > git grep '%p[^KFfSsBRrbMmIiEUVKNhdDgCGO]' | wc -l Not really. There are many asm uses included there I think a better grep is: $ git grep -E '%p[^A-Za-z0-9]' | cut -f1 -d"/" | sort | uniq -c 1084 arch 20 block 10 crypto 32 Documentation 8121 drivers 1221 fs 143 include 101 kernel 69 lib 100 mm 1510 net 40 samples 7 scripts 11 security 166 sound 152 tools 2 virt > arch: 2512 arch is especially overestimated.
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