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Re: [PATCH net-next] ethtool: do not use regs->len after ops->get_regs




Hi Michal,

On Fri, 31 May 2019 08:54:32 +0200, Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 07:54:50PM -0400, Vivien Didelot wrote:
> > The kernel allocates a buffer of size ops->get_regs_len(), and pass
> > it to the kernel driver via ops->get_regs() for filling.
> > 
> > There is no restriction about what the kernel drivers can or cannot
> > do with the regs->len member. Drivers usually ignore it or set
> > the same size again. However, ethtool_get_regs() must not use this
> > value when copying the buffer back to the user, because userspace may
> > have allocated a smaller buffer. For instance ethtool does that when
> > dumping the raw registers directly into a fixed-size file.
> > 
> > Software may still make use of the regs->len value updated by the
> > kernel driver, but ethtool_get_regs() must use the original regs->len
> > given by userspace, up to ops->get_regs_len(), when copying the buffer.
> > 
> > Also no need to check regbuf twice.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Vivien Didelot <vivien.didelot@xxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> >  net/core/ethtool.c | 4 +++-
> >  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/net/core/ethtool.c b/net/core/ethtool.c
> > index 4a593853cbf2..8f95c7b7cafe 100644
> > --- a/net/core/ethtool.c
> > +++ b/net/core/ethtool.c
> > @@ -1338,38 +1338,40 @@ static noinline_for_stack int ethtool_set_rxfh(struct net_device *dev,
> >  static int ethtool_get_regs(struct net_device *dev, char __user *useraddr)
> >  {
> >  	struct ethtool_regs regs;
> >  	const struct ethtool_ops *ops = dev->ethtool_ops;
> >  	void *regbuf;
> >  	int reglen, ret;
> >  
> >  	if (!ops->get_regs || !ops->get_regs_len)
> >  		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
> >  
> >  	if (copy_from_user(&regs, useraddr, sizeof(regs)))
> >  		return -EFAULT;
> >  
> >  	reglen = ops->get_regs_len(dev);
> >  	if (reglen <= 0)
> >  		return reglen;
> >  
> >  	if (regs.len > reglen)
> >  		regs.len = reglen;
> > +	else
> > +		reglen = regs.len;
> 
> This seems wrong. Most drivers do not check regs.len in their get_regs()
> handler (I'm not sure if there are any that do) and simply write as much
> data as they have. Thus if userspace passes too short regs.len, this
> would replace overflow of a userspace buffer for few drivers by overflow
> of a kernel buffer for (almost) all drivers.
> 
> So while we should use the original regs.len from userspace for final
> copy_to_user(), we have to allocate the buffer for driver ->get_regs()
> callback with size returned by its ->get_regs_len() callback.

Either I've completely screwed my patch, or you have misread it. This patch
actually just stores the original value of regs.len passed by userspace to
the kernel into reglen, before calling ops->get_regs().

But the kernel still allocates ops->get_regs_len() and passes that to the
kernel drivers, as this is the only size drivers must care about.

Then the kernel only copies what the userspace (originally) requested,
up to ops->get_regs_len().

In other words, if userspace requested a bigger buffer only ops->get_regs_len()
get copied, if the userspace requested a smaller buffer only that length
get copied.


Thanks,
Vivien