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Subject[075/197] thinkpad-acpi: lock down video output state access
2.6.32-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>

commit b525c06cdbd8a3963f0173ccd23f9147d4c384b5 upstream.

Given the right combination of ThinkPad and X.org, just reading the
video output control state is enough to hard-crash X.org.

Until the day I somehow find out a model or BIOS cut date to not
provide this feature to ThinkPads that can do video switching through
X RandR, change permissions so that only processes with CAP_SYS_ADMIN
can access any sort of video output control state.

This bug could be considered a local DoS I suppose, as it allows any
non-privledged local user to cause some versions of X.org to
hard-crash some ThinkPads.

Reported-by: Jidanni <jidanni@jidanni.org>
Signed-off-by: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt | 4 ++++
drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig | 10 ++++++++--
drivers/platform/x86/thinkpad_acpi.c | 15 +++++++++++++--
3 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/thinkpad-acpi.txt
@@ -650,6 +650,10 @@ LCD, CRT or DVI (if available). The foll
echo expand_toggle > /proc/acpi/ibm/video
echo video_switch > /proc/acpi/ibm/video

+NOTE: Access to this feature is restricted to processes owning the
+CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for safety reasons, as it can interact badly
+enough with some versions of X.org to crash it.
+
Each video output device can be enabled or disabled individually.
Reading /proc/acpi/ibm/video shows the status of each device.

--- a/drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/platform/x86/Kconfig
@@ -291,9 +291,15 @@ config THINKPAD_ACPI_VIDEO
server running, phase of the moon, and the current mood of
Schroedinger's cat. If you can use X.org's RandR to control
your ThinkPad's video output ports instead of this feature,
- don't think twice: do it and say N here to save some memory.
+ don't think twice: do it and say N here to save memory and avoid
+ bad interactions with X.org.

- If you are not sure, say Y here.
+ NOTE: access to this feature is limited to processes with the
+ CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, to avoid local DoS issues in platforms
+ where it interacts badly with X.org.
+
+ If you are not sure, say Y here but do try to check if you could
+ be using X.org RandR instead.

config THINKPAD_ACPI_HOTKEY_POLL
bool "Support NVRAM polling for hot keys"
--- a/drivers/platform/x86/thinkpad_acpi.c
+++ b/drivers/platform/x86/thinkpad_acpi.c
@@ -281,6 +281,7 @@ struct ibm_init_struct {
char param[32];

int (*init) (struct ibm_init_struct *);
+ mode_t base_procfs_mode;
struct ibm_struct *data;
};

@@ -4620,6 +4621,10 @@ static int video_read(struct seq_file *m
return 0;
}

+ /* Even reads can crash X.org, so... */
+ if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+ return -EPERM;
+
status = video_outputsw_get();
if (status < 0)
return status;
@@ -4653,6 +4658,10 @@ static int video_write(char *buf)
if (video_supported == TPACPI_VIDEO_NONE)
return -ENODEV;

+ /* Even reads can crash X.org, let alone writes... */
+ if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+ return -EPERM;
+
enable = 0;
disable = 0;

@@ -7887,9 +7896,10 @@ static int __init ibm_init(struct ibm_in
"%s installed\n", ibm->name);

if (ibm->read) {
- mode_t mode;
+ mode_t mode = iibm->base_procfs_mode;

- mode = S_IRUGO;
+ if (!mode)
+ mode = S_IRUGO;
if (ibm->write)
mode |= S_IWUSR;
entry = proc_create_data(ibm->name, mode, proc_dir,
@@ -8080,6 +8090,7 @@ static struct ibm_init_struct ibms_init[
#ifdef CONFIG_THINKPAD_ACPI_VIDEO
{
.init = video_init,
+ .base_procfs_mode = S_IRUSR,
.data = &video_driver_data,
},
#endif



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