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Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 16:06:35 +0200
From: Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>, 
	Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@...ibm.com>, Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>, 
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] syscalls: Verify address limit before returning to user-mode

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org> wrote:
>
> * Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:
>
>> > And yes, I realize that there were other such bugs and that such bugs might
>> > occur in the future - but why not push the overhead of the security check to
>> > the kernel build phase? I.e. I'm wondering how well we could do static
>> > analysis during kernel build - would a limited mode of Sparse be good enough
>> > for that? Or we could add a new static checker to tools/, built from first
>> > principles and used primarily for extended syntactical checking.
>>
>> Static analysis is just not going to cover all cases. We've had vulnerabilities
>> where interrupt handlers left KERNEL_DS set, for example. [...]
>
> Got any commit ID of that bug - was it because a function executed by the
> interrupt handler leaked KERNEL_DS?

I think Kees might be talking about
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=822, fixed in
commit e6978e4bf181fb3b5f8cb6f71b4fe30fbf1b655c. The issue was that
perf code that can run in pretty much any context called access_ok().

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