[PATCH v4] xen: detect uninitialized xenbus in xenbus_init

Stefano Stabellini posted 1 patch 1 week, 5 days ago
Failed in applying to current master (apply log)
drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)

[PATCH v4] xen: detect uninitialized xenbus in xenbus_init

Posted by Stefano Stabellini 1 week, 5 days ago
From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>

If the xenstore page hasn't been allocated properly, reading the value
of the related hvm_param (HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN) won't actually return
error. Instead, it will succeed and return zero. Instead of attempting
to xen_remap a bad guest physical address, detect this condition and
return early.

Note that although a guest physical address of zero for
HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN is theoretically possible, it is not a good choice
and zero has never been validly used in that capacity.

Also recognize all bits set as an invalid value.

For 32-bit Linux, any pfn above ULONG_MAX would get truncated. Pfns
above ULONG_MAX should never be passed by the Xen tools to HVM guests
anyway, so check for this condition and return early.

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>
---
Changes in v4:
- say "all bits set" instead of INVALID_PFN
- improve check

Changes in v3:
- improve in-code comment
- improve check

Changes in v2:
- add check for ULLONG_MAX (unitialized)
- add check for ULONG_MAX #if BITS_PER_LONG == 32 (actual error)
- add pr_err error message

 drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c
index 94405bb3829e..251b26439733 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/xenbus/xenbus_probe.c
@@ -951,6 +951,29 @@ static int __init xenbus_init(void)
 		err = hvm_get_parameter(HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN, &v);
 		if (err)
 			goto out_error;
+		/*
+		 * Uninitialized hvm_params are zero and return no error.
+		 * Although it is theoretically possible to have
+		 * HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN set to zero on purpose, in reality it is
+		 * not zero when valid. If zero, it means that Xenstore hasn't
+		 * been properly initialized. Instead of attempting to map a
+		 * wrong guest physical address return error.
+		 *
+		 * Also recognize all bits set as an invalid value.
+		 */
+		if (!v || !~v) {
+			err = -ENOENT;
+			goto out_error;
+		}
+		/* Avoid truncation on 32-bit. */
+#if BITS_PER_LONG == 32
+		if (v > ULONG_MAX) {
+			pr_err("%s: cannot handle HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN=%llx > ULONG_MAX\n",
+			       __func__, v);
+			err = -EINVAL;
+			goto out_error;
+		}
+#endif
 		xen_store_gfn = (unsigned long)v;
 		xen_store_interface =
 			xen_remap(xen_store_gfn << XEN_PAGE_SHIFT,
-- 
2.25.1


Re: [PATCH v4] xen: detect uninitialized xenbus in xenbus_init

Posted by Boris Ostrovsky 1 week, 3 days ago
On 11/23/21 4:07 PM, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>
>
> If the xenstore page hasn't been allocated properly, reading the value
> of the related hvm_param (HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN) won't actually return
> error. Instead, it will succeed and return zero. Instead of attempting
> to xen_remap a bad guest physical address, detect this condition and
> return early.
>
> Note that although a guest physical address of zero for
> HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN is theoretically possible, it is not a good choice
> and zero has never been validly used in that capacity.
>
> Also recognize all bits set as an invalid value.
>
> For 32-bit Linux, any pfn above ULONG_MAX would get truncated. Pfns
> above ULONG_MAX should never be passed by the Xen tools to HVM guests
> anyway, so check for this condition and return early.
>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>


Applied to for-linus-5.16c


-boris


Re: [PATCH v4] xen: detect uninitialized xenbus in xenbus_init

Posted by Jan Beulich 1 week, 4 days ago
On 23.11.2021 22:07, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>
> 
> If the xenstore page hasn't been allocated properly, reading the value
> of the related hvm_param (HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN) won't actually return
> error. Instead, it will succeed and return zero. Instead of attempting
> to xen_remap a bad guest physical address, detect this condition and
> return early.
> 
> Note that although a guest physical address of zero for
> HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN is theoretically possible, it is not a good choice
> and zero has never been validly used in that capacity.
> 
> Also recognize all bits set as an invalid value.
> 
> For 32-bit Linux, any pfn above ULONG_MAX would get truncated. Pfns
> above ULONG_MAX should never be passed by the Xen tools to HVM guests
> anyway, so check for this condition and return early.
> 
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>

Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>


Re: [PATCH v4] xen: detect uninitialized xenbus in xenbus_init

Posted by Juergen Gross 1 week, 4 days ago
On 23.11.21 22:07, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> From: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>
> 
> If the xenstore page hasn't been allocated properly, reading the value
> of the related hvm_param (HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN) won't actually return
> error. Instead, it will succeed and return zero. Instead of attempting
> to xen_remap a bad guest physical address, detect this condition and
> return early.
> 
> Note that although a guest physical address of zero for
> HVM_PARAM_STORE_PFN is theoretically possible, it is not a good choice
> and zero has never been validly used in that capacity.
> 
> Also recognize all bits set as an invalid value.
> 
> For 32-bit Linux, any pfn above ULONG_MAX would get truncated. Pfns
> above ULONG_MAX should never be passed by the Xen tools to HVM guests
> anyway, so check for this condition and return early.
> 
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@xilinx.com>

Reviewed-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>


Juergen