Patchwork [3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "signal: always clear sa_restorer on execve" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date March 19, 2013, 12:22 p.m.
Message ID <1363695763-8034-1-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com>
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Luis Henriques - March 19, 2013, 12:22 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    signal: always clear sa_restorer on execve

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Luis

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From 11ba37c88f97f16daedf4f49d99743432a9d83b2 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:59:33 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] signal: always clear sa_restorer on execve

commit 2ca39528c01a933f6689cd6505ce65bd6d68a530 upstream.

When the new signal handlers are set up, the location of sa_restorer is
not cleared, leaking a parent process's address space location to
children.  This allows for a potential bypass of the parent's ASLR by
examining the sa_restorer value returned when calling sigaction().

Based on what should be considered "secret" about addresses, it only
matters across the exec not the fork (since the VMAs haven't changed
until the exec).  But since exec sets SIG_DFL and keeps sa_restorer,
this is where it should be fixed.

Given the few uses of sa_restorer, a "set" function was not written
since this would be the only use.  Instead, we use
__ARCH_HAS_SA_RESTORER, as already done in other places.

Example of the leak before applying this patch:

  $ cat /proc/$$/maps
  ...
  7fb9f3083000-7fb9f3238000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 404469 .../libc-2.15.so
  ...
  $ ./leak
  ...
  7f278bc74000-7f278be29000 r-xp 00000000 fd:01 404469 .../libc-2.15.so
  ...
  1 0 (nil) 0x7fb9f30b94a0
  2 4000000 (nil) 0x7f278bcaa4a0
  3 4000000 (nil) 0x7f278bcaa4a0
  4 0 (nil) 0x7fb9f30b94a0
  ...

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: use SA_RESTORER for backportability]
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Reported-by: Emese Revfy <re.emese@gmail.com>
Cc: Emese Revfy <re.emese@gmail.com>
Cc: PaX Team <pageexec@freemail.hu>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com>
Cc: Julien Tinnes <jln@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
---
 kernel/signal.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--
1.8.1.2

Patch

diff --git a/kernel/signal.c b/kernel/signal.c
index 97116c9..f2d6a4f 100644
--- a/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/kernel/signal.c
@@ -483,6 +483,9 @@  flush_signal_handlers(struct task_struct *t, int force_default)
 		if (force_default || ka->sa.sa_handler != SIG_IGN)
 			ka->sa.sa_handler = SIG_DFL;
 		ka->sa.sa_flags = 0;
+#ifdef SA_RESTORER
+		ka->sa.sa_restorer = NULL;
+#endif
 		sigemptyset(&ka->sa.sa_mask);
 		ka++;
 	}