Commit a87938b2 authored by Michael Davidson's avatar Michael Davidson Committed by Linus Torvalds
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fs/binfmt_elf.c: fix bug in loading of PIE binaries

With CONFIG_ARCH_BINFMT_ELF_RANDOMIZE_PIE enabled, and a normal top-down
address allocation strategy, load_elf_binary() will attempt to map a PIE
binary into an address range immediately below mm->mmap_base.

Unfortunately, load_elf_ binary() does not take account of the need to
allocate sufficient space for the entire binary which means that, while
the first PT_LOAD segment is mapped below mm->mmap_base, the subsequent
PT_LOAD segment(s) end up being mapped above mm->mmap_base into the are
that is supposed to be the "gap" between the stack and the binary.

Since the size of the "gap" on x86_64 is only guaranteed to be 128MB this
means that binaries with large data segments > 128MB can end up mapping
part of their data segment over their stack resulting in corruption of the
stack (and the data segment once the binary starts to run).

Any PIE binary with a data segment > 128MB is vulnerable to this although
address randomization means that the actual gap between the stack and the
end of the binary is normally greater than 128MB.  The larger the data
segment of the binary the higher the probability of failure.

Fix this by calculating the total size of the binary in the same way as
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Davidson <>
Cc: Alexander Viro <>
Cc: Jiri Kosina <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent b1b0deab
......@@ -862,6 +862,7 @@ static int load_elf_binary(struct linux_binprm *bprm)
i < loc->elf_ex.e_phnum; i++, elf_ppnt++) {
int elf_prot = 0, elf_flags;
unsigned long k, vaddr;
unsigned long total_size = 0;
if (elf_ppnt->p_type != PT_LOAD)
......@@ -924,10 +925,16 @@ static int load_elf_binary(struct linux_binprm *bprm)
load_bias = ELF_PAGESTART(ELF_ET_DYN_BASE - vaddr);
total_size = total_mapping_size(elf_phdata,
if (!total_size) {
error = -EINVAL;
goto out_free_dentry;
error = elf_map(bprm->file, load_bias + vaddr, elf_ppnt,
elf_prot, elf_flags, 0);
elf_prot, elf_flags, total_size);
if (BAD_ADDR(error)) {
retval = IS_ERR((void *)error) ?
PTR_ERR((void*)error) : -EINVAL;
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