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Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:32:13 -0400
From: Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, 
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Subject: Re: [PATCH] [RFC] binfmt_elf: Use
 ELF_ET_DYN_BASE only for PIE

On Wed, 2017-06-21 at 10:28 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:27 AM, Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2017-06-21 at 10:23 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:07 AM, Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 2017-06-20 at 22:58 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > > > > +/* This is the base location for PIE (ET_DYN with INTERP)
> > > > > loads.
> > > > > */
> > > > > +#define ELF_ET_DYN_BASE              0x400000UL
> > > > 
> > > > This value is good for 32 bit binaries, but for 64
> > > > bit binaries you probably want to put ELF_ET_DYN_BASE
> > > > at 4GB or higher.
> > > > 
> > > > The latter is necessary because Android uses the
> > > > lower 4GB of address space for its JVM runtime,
> > > > with 32 bit pointers inside that part of the otherwise
> > > > 64 bit address space.
> > > > 
> > > > In other words:
> > > > 
> > > > #define ELF_ET_DYN_BASE (mmap_is_ia32() ? 0x400000UL :
> > > > 0x100000000UL)
> > > 
> > > Ah, interesting. Okay, that should be fine. I'll adjust it.
> > > 
> > > > > +++ b/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > > > > 
> > > > > +                      * Therefore, programs are loaded offset
> > > > > from
> > > > > +                      * ELF_ET_DYN_BASE and loaders are
> > > > > loaded
> > > > > into the
> > > > > +                      * independently randomized mmap region
> > > > > (0
> > > > > load_bias
> > > > > +                      * without MAP_FIXED).
> > > > > +                      */
> > > > > +                     if (elf_interpreter) {
> > > > > +                             load_bias = ELF_ET_DYN_BASE;
> > > > > +                             if (current->flags &
> > > > > PF_RANDOMIZE)
> > > > > +                                     load_bias +=
> > > > > arch_mmap_rnd();
> > > > > +                             elf_flags |= MAP_FIXED;
> > > > > +                     } else
> > > > > +                             load_bias = 0;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +                     load_bias -= vaddr;
> > > > 
> > > > I like this, and the big comment telling people how it
> > > > works :)
> > > 
> > > Thanks! It looks like your patch for commenting load_bias never
> > > got
> > > picked up, so I've added some more comments for that and some
> > > other
> > > things too. (Mostly for all the stuff I have to read a few times
> > > when
> > > I look at this code.)
> > > 
> > > -Kees
> > > 
> > 
> > The stack rlimit calculation fix for space potentially lost to ASLR
> > is
> > probably still needed too, right?
> 
> Yes. Was that picked up by akpm already?
> 
> -Kees

I think it was dropped when the ET_DYN changes were dropped.

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