Patchwork [01/16] Configury support for --enable-stack-protector.

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Submitter Nix
Date Feb. 28, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Message ID <1456677695-29778-2-git-send-email-nix@esperi.org.uk>
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Permalink /patch/11123/
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Nix - Feb. 28, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
From: Nick Alcock <nick.alcock@oracle.com>

This adds =all and =strong, with obvious semantics, and with a rather
arbitrarily-chosen default off, which we might well want to change to
something stronger once this patch has been tested by people other than
me.

We don't validate the value of the option yet: that's in a later patch.
Nor do we use it for anything at this stage.

We differentiate between 'the compiler understands -fstack-protector'
and 'the user wanted -fstack-protector' so that we can pass
-fno-stack-protector in appropriate places even if the user didn't want
to turn on -fstack-protector for other parts.  (This helps us overcome
another existing limitation, that glibc doesn't work with GCCs hacked
to pass in -fstack-protector by default.)

We might want to add another configuration option to turn on
-fstack-protector for nscd and other network-facing operations by
default, but for now I've stuck with one option to control everything.

v2: documentation in install.texi; better description of the option.
    INSTALL regenerated.
v3: Substitute in no_stack_protector.
---
 INSTALL             | 39 ++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 configure.ac        | 67 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
 manual/install.texi | 12 ++++++++++
 3 files changed, 84 insertions(+), 34 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index a0d0c05..3d55585 100644
--- a/INSTALL
+++ b/INSTALL
@@ -141,20 +141,31 @@  will be used, and CFLAGS sets optimization options for the compiler.
 '--enable-lock-elision=yes'
      Enable lock elision for pthread mutexes by default.
 
-'--enable-pt_chown'
-     The file 'pt_chown' is a helper binary for 'grantpt' (*note
-     Pseudo-Terminals: Allocation.) that is installed setuid root to fix
-     up pseudo-terminal ownership.  It is not built by default because
-     systems using the Linux kernel are commonly built with the 'devpts'
-     filesystem enabled and mounted at '/dev/pts', which manages
-     pseudo-terminal ownership automatically.  By using
-     '--enable-pt_chown', you may build 'pt_chown' and install it setuid
-     and owned by 'root'.  The use of 'pt_chown' introduces additional
-     security risks to the system and you should enable it only if you
-     understand and accept those risks.
-
-'--disable-werror'
-     By default, the GNU C Library is built with '-Werror'.  If you wish
+`--enable-stack-protector'
+`--enable-stack-protector=strong'
+`--enable-stack-protector=all'
+     Compile the C library and all other parts of the glibc package
+     (including the threading and math libraries, NSS modules, and
+     transliteration modules) using the GCC `-fstack-protector',
+     `-fstack-protector-strong' or `-fstack-protector-all' options to
+     detect stack overruns.  Only the dynamic linker and a small number
+     of routines called directly from assembler are excluded from this
+     protection.
+
+`--enable-pt_chown'
+     The file `pt_chown' is a helper binary for `grantpt' (*note
+     Pseudo-Terminals: Allocation.) that is installed setuid root to
+     fix up pseudo-terminal ownership.  It is not built by default
+     because systems using the Linux kernel are commonly built with the
+     `devpts' filesystem enabled and mounted at `/dev/pts', which
+     manages pseudo-terminal ownership automatically.  By using
+     `--enable-pt_chown', you may build `pt_chown' and install it
+     setuid and owned by `root'.  The use of `pt_chown' introduces
+     additional security risks to the system and you should enable it
+     only if you understand and accept those risks.
+
+`--disable-werror'
+     By default, the GNU C Library is built with `-Werror'.  If you wish
      to build without this option (for example, if building with a newer
      version of GCC than this version of the GNU C Library was tested
      with, so new warnings cause the build with '-Werror' to fail), you
diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 3c766b7..7b81049 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -232,6 +232,18 @@  AC_ARG_ENABLE([bind-now],
 	      [bindnow=no])
 AC_SUBST(bindnow)
 
+dnl Build glibc with -fstack-protector, -fstack-protector-all, or
+dnl -fstack-protector-strong.
+AC_ARG_ENABLE([stack-protector],
+            AC_HELP_STRING([--enable-stack-protector=@<:@yes|no|all|strong@:>@],
+                           [Detect stack overflows in glibc functions, either with local buffers (yes), or with those plus arrays (strong), or all functions (all)]),
+            [enable_stack_protector=$enableval],
+            [enable_stack_protector=no])
+case x"$enable_stack_protector" in
+    xall|xyes|xno|xstrong) ;;
+    *) AC_MSG_ERROR([Not a valid argument for --enable-stack-protector]);;
+esac
+
 dnl On some platforms we cannot use dynamic loading.  We must provide
 dnl static NSS modules.
 AC_ARG_ENABLE([static-nss],
@@ -602,6 +614,41 @@  fi
 test -n "$base_machine" || base_machine=$machine
 AC_SUBST(base_machine)
 
+AC_CACHE_CHECK(for -fstack-protector, libc_cv_ssp, [dnl
+LIBC_TRY_CC_OPTION([$CFLAGS $CPPFLAGS -Werror -fstack-protector],
+		   [libc_cv_ssp=yes],
+		   [libc_cv_ssp=no])
+])
+
+AC_CACHE_CHECK(for -fstack-protector-strong, libc_cv_ssp_strong, [dnl
+LIBC_TRY_CC_OPTION([$CFLAGS $CPPFLAGS -Werror -fstack-protector-strong],
+		   [libc_cv_ssp_strong=yes],
+		   [libc_cv_ssp_strong=no])
+])
+
+AC_CACHE_CHECK(for -fstack-protector-all, libc_cv_ssp_all, [dnl
+LIBC_TRY_CC_OPTION([$CFLAGS $CPPFLAGS -Werror -fstack-protector-all],
+		   [libc_cv_ssp_all=yes],
+		   [libc_cv_ssp_all=no])
+])
+
+stack_protector=
+no_stack_protector=
+if test x$libc_cv_ssp = xyes; then
+    no_stack_protector=-fno-stack-protector
+fi
+
+if test x$enable_stack_protector = xyes && test $libc_cv_ssp = yes; then
+  stack_protector=-fstack-protector
+elif test x$enable_stack_protector = xall && test $libc_cv_ssp_all = yes; then
+  stack_protector=-fstack-protector-all
+elif test x$enable_stack_protector = xstrong && test $libc_cv_ssp_strong = yes; then
+  stack_protector=-fstack-protector-strong
+fi
+AC_SUBST(libc_cv_ssp)
+AC_SUBST(stack_protector)
+AC_SUBST(no_stack_protector)
+
 # For the multi-arch option we need support in the assembler & linker.
 AC_CACHE_CHECK([for assembler and linker STT_GNU_IFUNC support],
 	       libc_cv_ld_gnu_indirect_function, [dnl
@@ -1389,26 +1436,6 @@  else
 fi
 AC_SUBST(fno_unit_at_a_time)
 
-AC_CACHE_CHECK(for -fstack-protector, libc_cv_ssp, [dnl
-LIBC_TRY_CC_OPTION([$CFLAGS $CPPFLAGS -Werror -fstack-protector],
-		   [libc_cv_ssp=yes],
-		   [libc_cv_ssp=no])
-])
-
-AC_CACHE_CHECK(for -fstack-protector-strong, libc_cv_ssp_strong, [dnl
-LIBC_TRY_CC_OPTION([$CFLAGS $CPPFLAGS -Werror -fstack-protector-strong],
-		   [libc_cv_ssp_strong=yes],
-		   [libc_cv_ssp_strong=no])
-])
-
-stack_protector=
-if test "$libc_cv_ssp_strong" = "yes"; then
-  stack_protector="-fstack-protector-strong"
-elif test "$libc_cv_ssp" = "yes"; then
-  stack_protector="-fstack-protector"
-fi
-AC_SUBST(stack_protector)
-
 AC_CACHE_CHECK(whether cc puts quotes around section names,
 	       libc_cv_have_section_quotes,
 	       [cat > conftest.c <<EOF
diff --git a/manual/install.texi b/manual/install.texi
index b329950..e05424a 100644
--- a/manual/install.texi
+++ b/manual/install.texi
@@ -170,6 +170,18 @@  time.  Consult the @file{timezone} subdirectory for more details.
 @item --enable-lock-elision=yes
 Enable lock elision for pthread mutexes by default.
 
+@item --enable-stack-protector
+@itemx --enable-stack-protector=strong
+@itemx --enable-stack-protector=all
+Compile the C library and all other parts of the glibc package
+(including the threading and math libraries, NSS modules, and
+transliteration modules) using the GCC @option{-fstack-protector},
+@option{-fstack-protector-strong} or @option{-fstack-protector-all}
+options to detect stack overruns.  Only the dynamic linker and a small
+number of routines called directly from assembler are excluded from this
+protection.
+
+
 @pindex pt_chown
 @findex grantpt
 @item --enable-pt_chown