[PATCH] crypto: vmx - fix copy-paste error in CTR mode
mpe at ellerman.id.au
Mon Mar 18 19:41:42 AEDT 2019
Eric Biggers <ebiggers at kernel.org> writes:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 03:24:35PM +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:
>> >> This leads to corruption of the IV, which leads to subsequent blocks
>> >> being corrupted.
>> >> This can be detected with libkcapi test suite, which is available at
>> >> https://github.com/smuellerDD/libkcapi
>> > Is this also detected by the kernel's crypto self-tests, and if not why not?
>> > What about with the new option CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_EXTRA_TESTS=y?
>> It seems the self-tests do not catch it. To catch it, there has to be a
>> test where the blkcipher_walk creates a walk.nbytes such that
>> [(the number of AES blocks) mod 8] is either 2 or 3. This happens with
>> AF_ALG pretty frequently, but when I booted with self-tests it only hit
>> 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 - it missed 0, 2 and 3.
>> I don't have the EXTRA_TESTS option - I'm testing with 5.0-rc6. Is it in
> The improvements I recently made to the self-tests are intended to catch exactly
> this sort of bug. They were just merged for v5.1, so try the latest mainline.
> This almost certainly would be caught by EXTRA_TESTS (and if not I'd want to
> know), but it may be caught by the regular self-tests now too.
Enabling the crypto tests (CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_DISABLE_TESTS=n)
actually hides the bug for me.
By which I mean I can't trigger the bug via kcapi-enc-tests.sh, because
the VMX code is never called.
# zgrep -e CRYPTO_MANAGER -e VMX /proc/config.gz
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_DISABLE_TESTS is not set
# CONFIG_CRYPTO_MANAGER_EXTRA_TESTS is not set
# echo "p:p8_aes_ctr_crypt p8_aes_ctr_crypt" > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/kprobe_events
# echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/kprobes/enable
Number of failures: 0
# grep -c p8_aes_ctr_crypt /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace
I don't understand how the crypto core chooses which crypto_alg to use,
but I didn't expect enabling the tests to change it?
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