Bug 228964 - [patch] ASLR feature request
Summary: [patch] ASLR feature request
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Konstantin Belousov
URL: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D5603
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Blocks: 228911
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Reported: 2018-06-12 16:50 UTC by Rodney W. Grimes
Modified: 2019-12-07 03:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Rodney W. Grimes freebsd_committer 2018-06-12 16:50:01 UTC
Comment 1 Conrad Meyer freebsd_committer 2018-08-02 01:49:19 UTC
Kib, any objection to committing your existing work off-by-default and following up with exp-runs of it enabled to chase out remaining ports bugs?  Is there another specific concern about committing the change, other than it being fairly large and invasive?  Thanks.
Comment 2 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2018-08-03 17:14:50 UTC
(In reply to Conrad Meyer from comment #1)
Note that there is an outstanding issue with i386 in the current patch set.
Comment 3 Conrad Meyer freebsd_committer 2018-08-03 18:42:36 UTC
(In reply to Ed Maste from comment #2)
What's the specific issue?  I don't see anything called out i386-specific in the phabricator review, and the problems you pointed out earlier seem to have been addressed.

If you referring to the Go issue, that appears to be a bug in the Go runtime that they have been addressed in their master branch (also present in 1.11beta1+):  https://github.com/golang/go/commit/51ae88ee2f9a1063c272a497527751d786291c89

(They previously assumed that mmap() without MAP_FIXED would honor their requested address, which has definitely never been guaranteed.  And the bug was only present on 64-bit platforms, not i386.)

ASLR has limited utility on i386 — IMO it would be perfectly acceptable to merge with support for 32-bit architectures fully disabled.  This gets us 99% of the benefit and any bugfixes for 32-bit architecture support can be applied on CURRENT and potentially MFC'd to a later 12.x.
Comment 4 Conrad Meyer freebsd_committer 2018-08-03 18:55:21 UTC
(Further on Go: the authors explicitly reject the idea of ASLR and claim it is only useful for C programs.  Those mmap assumptions probably ignored ASLR entirely.  It is unclear how they reconcile that with, say, cgo or other interaction with C libraries.  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/golang-nuts/Jd9tlNc6jUE )
Comment 5 Konstantin Belousov freebsd_committer 2018-08-03 19:03:24 UTC
(In reply to Conrad Meyer from comment #3)
No, there seems to be an overflow in calculating the interpreter base address.  It is hidden by the fact that 64bit AS has more space and I only randomize that many bits,  I need to fix this.
Comment 6 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2018-08-03 19:05:22 UTC
(In reply to Conrad Meyer from comment #3)

On i386 we trip one of these assertions:
        KASSERT(res >= base,
            ("res %#lx < base %#lx, minv %#lx maxv %#lx rbase %#lx",
            res, base, minv, maxv, rbase));
        KASSERT(res < maxv,
            ("res %#lx > maxv %#lx, minv %#lx base %#lx rbase %#lx",
            res, maxv, minv, base, rbase));
Comment 7 Conrad Meyer freebsd_committer 2018-08-03 19:30:36 UTC
(In reply to Konstantin Belousov from comment #5)
(In reply to Ed Maste from comment #6)
Comment 8 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2018-11-05 01:43:53 UTC
(In reply to Ed Maste from comment #6)

i386 assertions fixed as of diff 49195
Comment 9 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2019-12-07 03:58:42 UTC