[PATCH AUTOSEL for 3.18 02/63] kretprobes: Ensure probe location is at function entry

Sasha Levin Alexander.Levin at microsoft.com
Sun Mar 4 09:33:08 AEDT 2018

From: "Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n.rao at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

[ Upstream commit 90ec5e89e393c76e19afc845d8f88a5dc8315919 ]

kretprobes can be registered by specifying an absolute address or by
specifying offset to a symbol. However, we need to ensure this falls at
function entry so as to be able to determine the return address.

Validate the same during kretprobe registration. By default, there
should not be any offset from a function entry, as determined through a
kallsyms_lookup(). Introduce arch_function_offset_within_entry() as a
way for architectures to override this.

Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat at kernel.org>
Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org>
Cc: linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/f1583bc4839a3862cfc2acefcc56f9c8837fa2ba.1487770934.git.naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin at microsoft.com>
 include/linux/kprobes.h |  1 +
 kernel/kprobes.c        | 13 +++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/kprobes.h b/include/linux/kprobes.h
index 8c0ff78ff45a..1b19416203f0 100644
--- a/include/linux/kprobes.h
+++ b/include/linux/kprobes.h
@@ -266,6 +266,7 @@ extern int arch_init_kprobes(void);
 extern void show_registers(struct pt_regs *regs);
 extern void kprobes_inc_nmissed_count(struct kprobe *p);
 extern bool arch_within_kprobe_blacklist(unsigned long addr);
+extern bool arch_function_offset_within_entry(unsigned long offset);
 struct kprobe_insn_cache {
 	struct mutex mutex;
diff --git a/kernel/kprobes.c b/kernel/kprobes.c
index 0d2f0e7c7605..12d069a3d6a8 100644
--- a/kernel/kprobes.c
+++ b/kernel/kprobes.c
@@ -1823,12 +1823,25 @@ static int pre_handler_kretprobe(struct kprobe *p, struct pt_regs *regs)
+bool __weak arch_function_offset_within_entry(unsigned long offset)
+	return !offset;
 int register_kretprobe(struct kretprobe *rp)
 	int ret = 0;
 	struct kretprobe_instance *inst;
 	int i;
 	void *addr;
+	unsigned long offset;
+	addr = kprobe_addr(&rp->kp);
+	if (!kallsyms_lookup_size_offset((unsigned long)addr, NULL, &offset))
+		return -EINVAL;
+	if (!arch_function_offset_within_entry(offset))
+		return -EINVAL;
 	if (kretprobe_blacklist_size) {
 		addr = kprobe_addr(&rp->kp);

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