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Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:48:00 -0400
From: Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
	rcu@...r.kernel.org,
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>,
	Android Kernel Team <kernel-team@...roid.com>,
	Jessica Yu <jeyu@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] module: Prepare for addition of new ro_after_init
 sections

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 09:26:44AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 6:14 PM Joel Fernandes (Google)
> <joel@...lfernandes.org> wrote:
> >
> > For the purposes of hardening modules by adding sections to
> > ro_after_init sections, prepare for addition of new ro_after_init
> > entries which we do in future patches. Create a table to which new
> > entries could be added later. This makes it less error prone and reduce
> > code duplication.
> >
> > Cc: paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
> > Cc: rostedt@...dmis.org
> > Cc: mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com
> > Cc: rcu@...r.kernel.org
> > Cc: kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com
> > Cc: kernel-team@...roid.com
> > Suggested-by: keescook@...omium.org
> > Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org>
> >
> > ---
> >  kernel/module.c | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
> >  1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
> > index 524da609c884..f9221381d076 100644
> > --- a/kernel/module.c
> > +++ b/kernel/module.c
> > @@ -3300,11 +3300,28 @@ static bool blacklisted(const char *module_name)
> >  }
> >  core_param(module_blacklist, module_blacklist, charp, 0400);
> >
> > +/*
> > + * Mark ro_after_init section with SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT so that
> > + * layout_sections() can put it in the right place.
> > + * Note: ro_after_init sections also have SHF_{WRITE,ALLOC} set.
> > + */
> > +static char *ro_after_init_sections[] = {
> 
> static const char * const ... Need to make sure the table and its
> strings can't be changed. :)

Will fix :)

> > +       ".data..ro_after_init",
> > +
> > +       /*
> > +        * __jump_table structures are never modified, with the exception of
> > +        * entries that refer to code in the __init section, which are
> > +        * annotated as such at module load time.
> > +        */
> > +       "__jump_table",
> > +       NULL
> 
> Since this table is known at build time, you don't need a NULL
> terminator, you can use ARRAY_SIZE() instead.

Ok, sounds good. You are absolutely right.

> > +};
> > +
> >  static struct module *layout_and_allocate(struct load_info *info, int flags)
> >  {
> >         struct module *mod;
> >         unsigned int ndx;
> > -       int err;
> > +       int err, i;
> >
> >         err = check_modinfo(info->mod, info, flags);
> >         if (err)
> > @@ -3319,23 +3336,12 @@ static struct module *layout_and_allocate(struct load_info *info, int flags)
> >         /* We will do a special allocation for per-cpu sections later. */
> >         info->sechdrs[info->index.pcpu].sh_flags &= ~(unsigned long)SHF_ALLOC;
> >
> > -       /*
> > -        * Mark ro_after_init section with SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT so that
> > -        * layout_sections() can put it in the right place.
> > -        * Note: ro_after_init sections also have SHF_{WRITE,ALLOC} set.
> > -        */
> > -       ndx = find_sec(info, ".data..ro_after_init");
> > -       if (ndx)
> > -               info->sechdrs[ndx].sh_flags |= SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT;
> > -       /*
> > -        * Mark the __jump_table section as ro_after_init as well: these data
> > -        * structures are never modified, with the exception of entries that
> > -        * refer to code in the __init section, which are annotated as such
> > -        * at module load time.
> > -        */
> > -       ndx = find_sec(info, "__jump_table");
> > -       if (ndx)
> > -               info->sechdrs[ndx].sh_flags |= SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT;
> > +       /* Set sh_flags for read-only after init sections */
> > +       for (i = 0; ro_after_init_sections[i]; i++) {
> 
> i.e. for (i = 0; i < ARRAY_SIZE(ro_after_init_sections); i++)

Yep.

> > +               ndx = find_sec(info, ro_after_init_sections[i]);
> > +               if (ndx)
> > +                       info->sechdrs[ndx].sh_flags |= SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT;
> > +       }
> >
> >         /* Determine total sizes, and put offsets in sh_entsize.  For now
> >            this is done generically; there doesn't appear to be any
> 
> Otherwise, yeah, looks good to me.

Thanks, if you are Ok with it, I will add your Reviewed-by tag as well.

 - Joel

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