[PATCH] arm64: ptrace: change fs when passing kernel pointer to regset code

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Mon Jun 2 03:47:23 PDT 2014

Our compat PTRACE_POKEUSR implementation simply passes the user data to
regset_copy_from_user after some simple range checking. Unfortunately,
the data in question has already been copied to the kernel stack by this
point, so the subsequent access_ok check fails and the ptrace request
returns -EFAULT. This causes problems tracing fork() with older versions
of strace.

This patch briefly changes the fs to KERNEL_DS, so that the access_ok
check passes even with a kernel address.

Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
 arch/arm64/kernel/ptrace.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/ptrace.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/ptrace.c
index 6a8928bba03c..bf288e443a9f 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/ptrace.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/ptrace.c
@@ -821,6 +821,7 @@ static int compat_ptrace_write_user(struct task_struct *tsk, compat_ulong_t off,
 				    compat_ulong_t val)
 	int ret;
+	mm_segment_t old_fs = get_fs();
 	if (off & 3 || off >= COMPAT_USER_SZ)
 		return -EIO;
@@ -828,10 +829,13 @@ static int compat_ptrace_write_user(struct task_struct *tsk, compat_ulong_t off,
 	if (off >= sizeof(compat_elf_gregset_t))
 		return 0;
+	set_fs(KERNEL_DS);
 	ret = copy_regset_from_user(tsk, &user_aarch32_view,
 				    REGSET_COMPAT_GPR, off,
+	set_fs(old_fs);
 	return ret;

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