On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 10:40 PM, Joao Moreira <jmore...@suse.de> wrote:
> It is possible to indirectly invoke functions with prototypes that do not
> match those of the respectively used function pointers by using void types.
> Despite widely used as a feature for relaxing function invocation, this
> should be avoided when possible as it may prevent the use of heuristics
> such as prototype matching-based Control-Flow Integrity, which can be used
> to prevent ROP-based attacks.
>
> Given the above, the current efforts to improve the Linux security, and the
> upcoming kernel support to compilers with CFI features, fix prototypes in
> vgacon console driver.
>
> Another similar fix can be seen in [1].
>
> [1] https://android-review.googlesource.com/c/kernel/common/+/602010
>
> Signed-off-by:  João Moreira <jmore...@suse.de>

Whoops, I missed this one. :) Thanks! Greg, do you need this resent
directly to you?

Acked-by: Kees Cook <keesc...@chromium.org>

-Kees

> ---
>  drivers/video/console/vgacon.c | 18 +++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c b/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c
> index a17ba1465815..f00b630f6839 100644
> --- a/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c
> +++ b/drivers/video/console/vgacon.c
> @@ -1407,21 +1407,29 @@ static bool vgacon_scroll(struct vc_data *c, unsigned 
> int t, unsigned int b,
>   *  The console `switch' structure for the VGA based console
>   */
>
> -static int vgacon_dummy(struct vc_data *c)
> +static int vgacon_clear(struct vc_data *c)
>  {
>         return 0;
>  }
>
> -#define DUMMY (void *) vgacon_dummy
> +static void vgacon_putc(struct vc_data *c, int a, int b, int d)
> +{
> +       return;
> +}
> +
> +static void vgacon_putcs(struct vc_data *c, ushort *s, int a, int b, int d)
> +{
> +       return;
> +}
>
>  const struct consw vga_con = {
>         .owner = THIS_MODULE,
>         .con_startup = vgacon_startup,
>         .con_init = vgacon_init,
>         .con_deinit = vgacon_deinit,
> -       .con_clear = DUMMY,
> -       .con_putc = DUMMY,
> -       .con_putcs = DUMMY,
> +       .con_clear = vgacon_clear,
> +       .con_putc = vgacon_putc,
> +       .con_putcs = vgacon_putcs,
>         .con_cursor = vgacon_cursor,
>         .con_scroll = vgacon_scroll,
>         .con_switch = vgacon_switch,
> --
> 2.13.6
>



-- 
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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