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authorGustavo Romero <gromero@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2017-08-22 17:20:09 -0400
committerMichael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>2017-10-06 22:12:55 +1100
commit044215d145a7a8a60ffa8fdc859d110a795fa6ea (patch)
parentpowerpc/64s: Use emergency stack for kernel TM Bad Thing program checks (diff)
powerpc/tm: Fix illegal TM state in signal handler
Currently it's possible that on returning from the signal handler through the restore_tm_sigcontexts() code path (e.g. from a signal caught due to a `trap` instruction executed in the middle of an HTM block, or a deliberately constructed sigframe) an illegal TM state (like TS=10 TM=0, i.e. "T0") is set in SRR1 and when `rfid` sets implicitly the MSR register from SRR1 register on return to userspace it causes a TM Bad Thing exception. That illegal state can be set (a) by a malicious user that disables the TM bit by tweaking the bits in uc_mcontext before returning from the signal handler or (b) by a sufficient number of context switches occurring such that the load_tm counter overflows and TM is disabled whilst in the signal handler. This commit fixes the illegal TM state by ensuring that TM bit is always enabled before we return from restore_tm_sigcontexts(). A small comment correction is made as well. Fixes: 5d176f751ee3 ("powerpc: tm: Enable transactional memory (TM) lazily for userspace") Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.9+ Signed-off-by: Gustavo Romero <gromero@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Breno Leitao <leitao@debian.org> Signed-off-by: Cyril Bur <cyrilbur@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c
index c83c115858c1..b2c002993d78 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c
@@ -452,9 +452,20 @@ static long restore_tm_sigcontexts(struct task_struct *tsk,
if (MSR_TM_RESV(msr))
return -EINVAL;
- /* pull in MSR TM from user context */
+ /* pull in MSR TS bits from user context */
regs->msr = (regs->msr & ~MSR_TS_MASK) | (msr & MSR_TS_MASK);
+ /*
+ * Ensure that TM is enabled in regs->msr before we leave the signal
+ * handler. It could be the case that (a) user disabled the TM bit
+ * through the manipulation of the MSR bits in uc_mcontext or (b) the
+ * TM bit was disabled because a sufficient number of context switches
+ * happened whilst in the signal handler and load_tm overflowed,
+ * disabling the TM bit. In either case we can end up with an illegal
+ * TM state leading to a TM Bad Thing when we return to userspace.
+ */
+ regs->msr |= MSR_TM;
/* pull in MSR LE from user context */
regs->msr = (regs->msr & ~MSR_LE) | (msr & MSR_LE);