Commit ed79b86d authored by Helge Deller's avatar Helge Deller Committed by Linus Torvalds
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parisc: fix bug in compat_arch_ptrace

Commit 81e192d6

 ("parisc: convert to
generic compat_sys_ptrace") introduced a bug which segfaults the parisc
64bit kernel when stracing 32bit applications:

  Kernel Fault: Code=15 regs=00000000bafa42b0 (Addr=00000001baf5ab57)
  PSW: 00001000000001101111111100001011 Tainted: G        W
  r00-03  000000ff0806ff0b 000000004068edc0 00000000401203f8 00000000fb3e2508
  r04-07  0000000040686dc0 00000000baf5a800 fffffffffffffffc fffffffffb3e2508
  r08-11  00000000baf5a800 000000000004b068 00000000000402b0 0000000000040d68
  r12-15  0000000000042a9c 0000000000040a9c 0000000000040d60 0000000000042e9c
  r16-19  000000000004b060 000000000004b058 0000000000042d9c ffffffffffffffff
  r20-23  000000000800000b 0000000000000000 000000000800000b fffffffffb3e2508
  r24-27  00000000fffffffc 0000000000000003 00000000fffffffc 0000000040686dc0
  r28-31  00000001baf5a7ff 00000000bafa4280 00000000bafa42b0 00000000000001d7
  sr00-03  0000000000fca000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000fca000
  sr04-07  0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000

  IASQ: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 IAOQ: 0000000040120400 0000000040120404
   IIR: 4b9a06b0    ISR: 0000000000000000  IOR: 00000001baf5ab57
   CPU:        0   CR30: 00000000bafa4000 CR31: 00000000d22344e0
   ORIG_R28: 00000000fb3e2248
   IAOQ[0]: compat_arch_ptrace+0xb8/0x160
   IAOQ[1]: compat_arch_ptrace+0xbc/0x160
   RP(r2): compat_arch_ptrace+0xb0/0x160
   [<00000000401612ac>] compat_sys_ptrace+0x15c/0x180
   [<0000000040104ef8>] syscall_exit+0x0/0x14

The problem is that compat_arch_ptrace() enters with an addr value of
type compat_ulong_t and calls translate_usr_offset() to translate the
address offset into a struct pt_regs offset like this:

	addr = translate_usr_offset(addr)

this means that any return value of translate_usr_offset() is stored
back as compat_ulong_t type into the addr variable.

But since translate_usr_offset() returns -1 for invalid offsets, addr
can now get the value 0xffffffff which then fails the next return-value
sanity check and thus the kernel tries to access invalid memory:

	if (addr < 0)

Fix this bug by modifying translate_usr_offset() to take and return
values of type compat_ulong_t, and by returning the value
"sizeof(struct pt_regs)" as an error indicator.

Additionally change the sanity check to check for return values
for >= sizeof(struct pt_regs).

This patch survived my compile and run-tests.
Signed-off-by: default avatarHelge Deller <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ee2f6cc7
......@@ -183,10 +183,10 @@ long arch_ptrace(struct task_struct *child, long request, long addr, long data)
* being 64 bit in both cases.
static long translate_usr_offset(long offset)
static compat_ulong_t translate_usr_offset(compat_ulong_t offset)
if (offset < 0)
return -1;
return sizeof(struct pt_regs);
else if (offset <= 32*4) /* gr[0..31] */
return offset * 2 + 4;
else if (offset <= 32*4+32*8) /* gr[0..31] + fr[0..31] */
......@@ -194,7 +194,7 @@ static long translate_usr_offset(long offset)
else if (offset < sizeof(struct pt_regs)/2 + 32*4)
return offset * 2 + 4 - 32*8;
return -1;
return sizeof(struct pt_regs);
long compat_arch_ptrace(struct task_struct *child, compat_long_t request,
......@@ -209,7 +209,7 @@ long compat_arch_ptrace(struct task_struct *child, compat_long_t request,
if (addr & (sizeof(compat_uint_t)-1))
addr = translate_usr_offset(addr);
if (addr < 0)
if (addr >= sizeof(struct pt_regs))
tmp = *(compat_uint_t *) ((char *) task_regs(child) + addr);
......@@ -236,7 +236,7 @@ long compat_arch_ptrace(struct task_struct *child, compat_long_t request,
if (addr & (sizeof(compat_uint_t)-1))
addr = translate_usr_offset(addr);
if (addr < 0)
if (addr >= sizeof(struct pt_regs))
if (addr >= PT_FR0 && addr <= PT_FR31 + 4) {
/* Special case, fp regs are 64 bits anyway */
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