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authorAnton Arapov <anton@redhat.com>2013-04-03 18:00:37 +0200
committerOleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>2013-04-13 15:31:58 +0200
commitded49c55309a37129dc30a5f0e85b8a64e5c1716 (patch)
tree7734bd75b1b95c22457c0671c6d9968b131fb5b1 /kernel/events
parentfec8898d86ad0fb4d2161fc89885fa52da1e8b72 (diff)
uretprobes: Limit the depth of return probe nestedness
Unlike the kretprobes we can't trust userspace, thus must have protection from user space attacks. User-space have "unlimited" stack, and this patch limits the return probes nestedness as a simple remedy for it. Note that this implementation leaks return_instance on siglongjmp until exit()/exec(). The intention is to have KISS and bare minimum solution for the initial implementation in order to not complicate the uretprobes code. In the future we may come up with more sophisticated solution that remove this depth limitation. It is not easy task and lays beyond this patchset. Signed-off-by: Anton Arapov <anton@redhat.com> Acked-by: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/events')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/events/uprobes.c b/kernel/events/uprobes.c
index 65429ad2ce5..6ab00e090c8 100644
--- a/kernel/events/uprobes.c
+++ b/kernel/events/uprobes.c
@@ -1404,6 +1404,13 @@ static void prepare_uretprobe(struct uprobe *uprobe, struct pt_regs *regs)
if (!utask)
+ if (utask->depth >= MAX_URETPROBE_DEPTH) {
+ printk_ratelimited(KERN_INFO "uprobe: omit uretprobe due to"
+ " nestedness limit pid/tgid=%d/%d\n",
+ current->pid, current->tgid);
+ return;
+ }
ri = kzalloc(sizeof(struct return_instance), GFP_KERNEL);
if (!ri)
goto fail;
@@ -1439,6 +1446,8 @@ static void prepare_uretprobe(struct uprobe *uprobe, struct pt_regs *regs)
ri->orig_ret_vaddr = orig_ret_vaddr;
ri->chained = chained;
+ utask->depth++;
/* add instance to the stack */
ri->next = utask->return_instances;
utask->return_instances = ri;
@@ -1681,6 +1690,8 @@ static bool handle_trampoline(struct pt_regs *regs)
if (!chained)
+ utask->depth--;