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Subject[tip: perf/urgent] kprobes: Forbid probing on trampoline and BPF code areas
The following commit has been merged into the perf/urgent branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 28f6c37a2910f565b4f5960df52b2eccae28c891
Author: Chen Zhongjin <>
AuthorDate: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 11:37:19 +08:00
Committer: Ingo Molnar <>
CommitterDate: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 11:47:29 +02:00

kprobes: Forbid probing on trampoline and BPF code areas

kernel_text_address() treats ftrace_trampoline, kprobe_insn_slot
and bpf_text_address as valid kprobe addresses - which is not ideal.

These text areas are removable and changeable without any notification
to kprobes, and probing on them can trigger unexpected behavior:

Considering that jump_label and static_call text are already
forbiden to probe, kernel_text_address() should be replaced with
core_kernel_text() and is_module_text_address() to check other text
areas which are unsafe to kprobe.

[ mingo: Rewrote the changelog. ]

Fixes: 5b485629ba0d ("kprobes, extable: Identify kprobes trampolines as kernel text area")
Fixes: 74451e66d516 ("bpf: make jited programs visible in traces")
Signed-off-by: Chen Zhongjin <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu (Google) <>
kernel/kprobes.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/kprobes.c b/kernel/kprobes.c
index f214f8c..80697e5 100644
--- a/kernel/kprobes.c
+++ b/kernel/kprobes.c
@@ -1560,7 +1560,8 @@ static int check_kprobe_address_safe(struct kprobe *p,

/* Ensure it is not in reserved area nor out of text */
- if (!kernel_text_address((unsigned long) p->addr) ||
+ if (!(core_kernel_text((unsigned long) p->addr) ||
+ is_module_text_address((unsigned long) p->addr)) ||
within_kprobe_blacklist((unsigned long) p->addr) ||
jump_label_text_reserved(p->addr, p->addr) ||
static_call_text_reserved(p->addr, p->addr) ||
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