[PATCH] KEYS: user: Align the payload buffer

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Wed Feb 20 13:32:11 UTC 2019

From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers at google.com>

Align the payload of "user" and "logon" keys so that users of the
keyrings service can access it as a struct that requires more than
2-byte alignment.  fscrypt currently does this which results in the read
of fscrypt_key::size being misaligned as it needs 4-byte alignment.

Align to __alignof__(u64) rather than __alignof__(long) since in the
future it's conceivable that people would use structs beginning with
u64, which on some platforms would require more than 'long' alignment.

Reported-by: Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen at iki.fi>
Fixes: 2aa349f6e37c ("[PATCH] Keys: Export user-defined keyring operations")
Fixes: 88bd6ccdcdd6 ("ext4 crypto: add encryption key management facilities")
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers at google.com>
Tested-by: Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen at iki.fi>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>

 include/keys/user-type.h |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/keys/user-type.h b/include/keys/user-type.h
index e098cbe27db5..12babe991594 100644
--- a/include/keys/user-type.h
+++ b/include/keys/user-type.h
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
 struct user_key_payload {
 	struct rcu_head	rcu;		/* RCU destructor */
 	unsigned short	datalen;	/* length of this data */
-	char		data[0];	/* actual data */
+	char		data[0] __aligned(__alignof__(u64)); /* actual data */
 extern struct key_type key_type_user;

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