x86/kprobes: Prohibit probing on IRQ handlers directly [Linux 5.1]

x86/kprobes: Prohibit probing on IRQ handlers directly [Linux 5.1]

This Linux kernel change "x86/kprobes: Prohibit probing on IRQ handlers directly" is included in the Linux 5.1 release. This change is authored by Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat [at] kernel.org> on Wed Feb 13 01:12:44 2019 +0900. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 0eae81d (patch).

x86/kprobes: Prohibit probing on IRQ handlers directly

Prohibit probing on IRQ handlers in irqentry_text because
if it interrupts user mode, at that point we haven't changed
to kernel space yet and which eventually leads a double fault.

 # echo p apic_timer_interrupt > kprobe_events
 # echo 1 > events/kprobes/enable
 PANIC: double fault, error_code: 0x0
 CPU: 1 PID: 814 Comm: less Not tainted 4.20.0-rc3+ #30
 Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996)
 RIP: 0010:error_entry+0x12/0xf0
 Call Trace:
  ? native_iret+0x7/0x7
  ? async_page_fault+0x8/0x30
  ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x1c/0x1c
  ? error_entry+0x7c/0xf0
  ? async_page_fault+0x8/0x30
  ? native_iret+0x7/0x7
  ? int3+0xa/0x20
  ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x1c/0x1c
  ? error_entry+0x7c/0xf0
  ? int3+0xa/0x20
  ? apic_timer_interrupt+0x1/0x20
 Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine halted.
 Kernel Offset: disabled
 ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: Machine halted. ]---

Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Andrea Righi <righi.andrea@gmail.com>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/154998796400.31052.8406236614820687840.stgit@devbox
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>

There are 7 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c b/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c
index 4ba75af..a034cb8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/kprobes/core.c
@@ -1028,6 +1028,13 @@ int kprobe_fault_handler(struct pt_regs *regs, int trapnr)

 int __init arch_populate_kprobe_blacklist(void)
+   int ret;
+   ret = kprobe_add_area_blacklist((unsigned long)__irqentry_text_start,
+                    (unsigned long)__irqentry_text_end);
+   if (ret)
+       return ret;
    return kprobe_add_area_blacklist((unsigned long)__entry_text_start,
                     (unsigned long)__entry_text_end);

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