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Subject[PATCH] Fix msr check in compat_sys_swapcontext
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The new context may not be 16-byte aligned, so the real address of the
mcontext structure should be read from the uc_regs pointer instead of
directly using the (unaligned) uc_mcontext field.

Signed-off-by: Andreas Schwab <schwab@suse.de>

---
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_32.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_32.c
index a6a4310..dc10720 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_32.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_32.c
@@ -941,9 +941,17 @@ long sys_swapcontext(struct ucontext __user *old_ctx,
#ifdef CONFIG_PPC64
unsigned long new_msr = 0;

- if (new_ctx &&
- get_user(new_msr, &new_ctx->uc_mcontext.mc_gregs[PT_MSR]))
- return -EFAULT;
+ if (new_ctx) {
+ struct mcontext __user *mcp;
+ u32 cmcp;
+
+ /* Get pointer to the real mcontext. */
+ if (__get_user(cmcp, &new_ctx->uc_regs))
+ return -EFAULT;
+ mcp = (struct mcontext __user *)(u64)cmcp;
+ if (__get_user(new_msr, &mcp->mc_gregs[PT_MSR]))
+ return -EFAULT;
+ }
/*
* Check that the context is not smaller than the original
* size (with VMX but without VSX)
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