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Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:36:19 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>,
	David Windsor <>,,
Subject: [PATCH 05/23] befs: define usercopy region in befs_inode_cache slab cache

From: David Windsor <>

The befs symlink pathnames, stored in struct befs_inode_info.i_data.symlink
and therefore contained in the befs_inode_cache slab cache, need to be
copied to/from userspace.

In support of usercopy hardening, this patch defines a region in
the befs_inode_cache slab cache in which userspace copy operations
are allowed.

This region is known as the slab cache's usercopy region.  Slab
caches can now check that each copy operation involving cache-managed
memory falls entirely within the slab's usercopy region.

This patch is modified from Brad Spengler/PaX Team's PAX_USERCOPY
whitelisting code in the last public patch of grsecurity/PaX based on my
understanding of the code. Changes or omissions from the original code are
mine and don't reflect the original grsecurity/PaX code.

Signed-off-by: David Windsor <>
[kees: adjust commit log]
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
 fs/befs/linuxvfs.c | 14 +++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/befs/linuxvfs.c b/fs/befs/linuxvfs.c
index 63e7c4760bfb..893607591805 100644
--- a/fs/befs/linuxvfs.c
+++ b/fs/befs/linuxvfs.c
@@ -442,11 +442,15 @@ static struct inode *befs_iget(struct super_block *sb, unsigned long ino)
 static int __init
-	befs_inode_cachep = kmem_cache_create("befs_inode_cache",
-					      sizeof (struct befs_inode_info),
-					      0, (SLAB_RECLAIM_ACCOUNT|
-					      init_once);
+	befs_inode_cachep = kmem_cache_create_usercopy("befs_inode_cache",
+				sizeof(struct befs_inode_info), 0,
+				offsetof(struct befs_inode_info,
+					i_data.symlink),
+				sizeof_field(struct befs_inode_info,
+					i_data.symlink),
+				init_once);
 	if (befs_inode_cachep == NULL)
 		return -ENOMEM;

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