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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 3/3] dm ioctl: add data secure (bufer wipe) flag



On Wed, Feb 02 2011 at  7:08pm -0500,
Milan Broz <mbroz redhat com> wrote:

> Add DM_SECURE_DATA_FLAG which userspace can use to control
> that all allocated buffers for dm-ioctl are wiped
> immediatelly after use.
> 
> The user buffer is wipes as well (we do not want to keep
> and return sensitive data back to userspace if flag is set).
> 
> Wiping is useful mainly for cryptsetup to control that key
> is present in memory only on defined places and only
> for time needed.
> 
> (For crypt, key can be present in table during load ot table
> status, wait and message command).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Milan Broz <mbroz redhat com>
> ---
>  drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c    |   10 ++++++++++
>  include/linux/dm-ioctl.h |   12 +++++++++---
>  2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c b/drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c
> index 189c7ab..9284c38 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/dm-ioctl.c
> @@ -1518,9 +1518,16 @@ static int copy_params(struct dm_ioctl __user *user, struct dm_ioctl **param)
>  	if (copy_from_user(dmi, user, tmp.data_size))
>  		goto fail;
>  
> +	/* Wipe the user buffer so we do not return it to userspace */
> +	if ((tmp.flags & DM_SECURE_DATA_FLAG) &&
> +	    clear_user(user, tmp.data_size))
> +		goto fail;
> +
>  	*param = dmi;
>  	return 0;
>  fail:
> +	if (tmp.flags & DM_SECURE_DATA_FLAG)
> +		memset(dmi, 0, tmp.data_size);
>  	vfree(dmi);
>  	return -EFAULT;
>  }

Maybe save the result of the tmp.flags check in a bool?, e.g.:
const bool wipe_buffers = !!(tmp.flags & DM_SECURE_DATA_FLAG);

Not a big deal if you don't, just an idea.

> @@ -1621,6 +1628,9 @@ static int ctl_ioctl(uint command, struct dm_ioctl __user *user)
>  	if (!r && copy_to_user(user, param, param->data_size))
>  		r = -EFAULT;
>  out:
> +	if (param->flags & DM_SECURE_DATA_FLAG)
> +		memset(param, 0, param_size);
> +
>  	vfree(param);
>  	return r;
>  }

Extra newline at the end not necessary.  Those nits aside.. 

Acked-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer redhat com>


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