x86: Do not leak kernel page mapping locations
authorKees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Thu, 7 Feb 2013 17:44:13 +0000 (09:44 -0800)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:53:12 +0000 (10:53 -0800)
commitce83fd35149daa051d2842aaa945f4b754623c01
tree4140a0403811a8fb0668bdc20592e1c1bd7e5df7
parent250d9091312fc96986d3a6ba2c44e14fee546231
x86: Do not leak kernel page mapping locations

commit e575a86fdc50d013bf3ad3aa81d9100e8e6cc60d upstream.

Without this patch, it is trivial to determine kernel page
mappings by examining the error code reported to dmesg[1].
Instead, declare the entire kernel memory space as a violation
of a present page.

Additionally, since show_unhandled_signals is enabled by
default, switch branch hinting to the more realistic
expectation, and unobfuscate the setting of the PF_PROT bit to
improve readability.

[1] http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2013/02/06/a-linux-memory-trick/

Reported-by: Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg@gmail.com>
Suggested-by: Brad Spengler <spender@grsecurity.net>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20130207174413.GA12485@www.outflux.net
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
arch/x86/mm/fault.c