Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 19:04:16 +0200 From: Alexander Potapenko <glider@...gle.com> To: yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com, jmorris@...ei.org, serge@...lyn.com Cc: linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org, linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org, ndesaulniers@...gle.com, kcc@...gle.com, dvyukov@...gle.com, keescook@...omium.org, sspatil@...roid.com, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [PATCH v3 0/2] RFC: introduce CONFIG_INIT_ALL_MEMORY This patch is a part of a bigger initiative to allow initializing heap/stack memory in the Linux kernels by default. The rationale behind doing so is to reduce the severity of bugs caused by using uninitialized memory. Over the last two years KMSAN (https://github.com/google/kmsan/) has found more than a hundred bugs running in a really moderate setup (orders of magnitude less CPU/months than KASAN). Some of those bugs led to information leaks if uninitialized memory was copied to the userspace, other could cause DoS because of subverted control flow. A lot more bugs remain uncovered, so we want to provide the distros and OS vendors with a last resort measure to mitigate such bugs. Our plan is to introduce configuration flags to force initialization of stack and heap variables with a fixed pattern. This is going to render information leaks inefficient (as we'll only leak pattern data) and make uses of uninitialized values in conditions more deterministic and discoverable. The stack instrumentation part is based on Clang's -ftrivial-auto-var-init (see https://reviews.llvm.org/D54604 ; there's also a GCC feature request for a similar flag: https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=87210) or GCC's -fplugin-arg-structleak_plugin-byref-all The heap initialization part is compiler-agnostic and is based on the existing CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG and CONFIG_PAGE_POISONING. Alexander Potapenko (2): initmem: introduce CONFIG_INIT_ALL_MEMORY and CONFIG_INIT_ALL_STACK initmem: introduce CONFIG_INIT_ALL_HEAP Makefile | 3 ++- mm/page_poison.c | 5 +++++ mm/slub.c | 2 ++ scripts/Makefile.initmem | 10 ++++++++++ security/Kconfig | 1 + security/Kconfig.initmem | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 6 files changed, 60 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) create mode 100644 scripts/Makefile.initmem create mode 100644 security/Kconfig.initmem -- 18.104.22.1682.gf8f6787159e-goog
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