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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:02:49 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>,
	David Windsor <>,
	Boaz Harrosh <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Alexander Viro <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Andy Lutomirski <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Christoph Lameter <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Laura Abbott <>,
	Mark Rutland <>,
	"Martin K. Petersen" <>,
	Paolo Bonzini <>,
	Christian Borntraeger <>,
	Christoffer Dall <>,
	Dave Kleikamp <>,
	Jan Kara <>,
	Luis de Bethencourt <>,
	Marc Zyngier <>,
	Rik van Riel <>,
	Matthew Garrett <>,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH 17/38] exofs: Define usercopy region in exofs_inode_cache slab cache

From: David Windsor <>

The exofs short symlink names, stored in struct exofs_i_info.i_data and
therefore contained in the exofs_inode_cache slab cache, need to be copied
to/from userspace.

cache object allocation:
            oi = kmem_cache_alloc(exofs_inode_cachep, GFP_KERNEL);
            return &oi->vfs_inode;

            inode->i_link = (char *)oi->i_data;

example usage trace:

        readlink_copy(..., link):
            copy_to_user(..., link, len);

        (inlined in vfs_readlink)
        generic_readlink(dentry, ...):
            struct inode *inode = d_inode(dentry);
            const char *link = inode->i_link;
            readlink_copy(..., link);

In support of usercopy hardening, this patch defines a region in the
exofs_inode_cache slab cache in which userspace copy operations are

This region is known as the slab cache's usercopy region. Slab caches
can now check that each dynamically sized copy operation involving
cache-managed memory falls entirely within the slab's usercopy region.

This patch is modified from Brad Spengler/PaX Team's PAX_USERCOPY
whitelisting code in the last public patch of grsecurity/PaX based on my
understanding of the code. Changes or omissions from the original code are
mine and don't reflect the original grsecurity/PaX code.

Signed-off-by: David Windsor <>
[kees: adjust commit log, provide usage trace]
Cc: Boaz Harrosh <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
 fs/exofs/super.c | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/exofs/super.c b/fs/exofs/super.c
index 819624cfc8da..e5c532875bb7 100644
--- a/fs/exofs/super.c
+++ b/fs/exofs/super.c
@@ -192,10 +192,13 @@ static void exofs_init_once(void *foo)
 static int init_inodecache(void)
-	exofs_inode_cachep = kmem_cache_create("exofs_inode_cache",
+	exofs_inode_cachep = kmem_cache_create_usercopy("exofs_inode_cache",
 				sizeof(struct exofs_i_info), 0,
-				SLAB_ACCOUNT, exofs_init_once);
+				offsetof(struct exofs_i_info, i_data),
+				sizeof_field(struct exofs_i_info, i_data),
+				exofs_init_once);
 	if (exofs_inode_cachep == NULL)
 		return -ENOMEM;
 	return 0;

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