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    bpf: Add bpf_probe_write_user BPF helper to be called in tracers · 96ae5227
    Sargun Dhillon authored
    This allows user memory to be written to during the course of a kprobe.
    It shouldn't be used to implement any kind of security mechanism
    because of TOC-TOU attacks, but rather to debug, divert, and
    manipulate execution of semi-cooperative processes.
    Although it uses probe_kernel_write, we limit the address space
    the probe can write into by checking the space with access_ok.
    We do this as opposed to calling copy_to_user directly, in order
    to avoid sleeping. In addition we ensure the threads's current fs
    / segment is USER_DS and the thread isn't exiting nor a kernel thread.
    Given this feature is meant for experiments, and it has a risk of
    crashing the system, and running programs, we print a warning on
    when a proglet that attempts to use this helper is installed,
    along with the pid and process name.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarSargun Dhillon <sargun@sargun.me>
    Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
    Cc: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
    Acked-by: default avatarAlexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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