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SubjectRe: 3.15: kernel BUG at kernel/auditsc.c:1525!
[cc: hpa, x86 list]

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM, Richard Weinberger <> wrote:
> Am 16.06.2014 22:41, schrieb Toralf Förster:
>> Well, might be the mail:subject should be adapted, b/c the issue can be triggered in a 3.13.11 kernel too.
>> Unfortunately it does not appear within an UML guest, therefore an automated bisecting isn't possible I fear.
> You could try KVM. :)

Before you do that, just to clarify:

What bitness is your kernel? That is, are you on 32-bit or 64-bit kernel?

What bitness is your test case? 'file a.out' will say.

What does /proc/cpuinfo say in flags?

Can you try the attached patch? It's only compile-tested.

To hpa, etc: It appears that entry_32.S is missing any call to the
audit exit hook on the badsys path. If I'm diagnosing this bug report
correctly, this causes OOPSes.

The the world at large: it's increasingly apparent that no one (except
maybe the blackhats) has ever scrutinized the syscall auditing code.
This is two old severe bugs in the code that have probably been there
for a long time.


Andy Lutomirski
AMA Capital Management, LLC
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From: Andy Lutomirski <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:28:19 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] x86_32,entry: Fix badsys paths
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The bad syscall nr paths are their own incomprehensible route
through the entry control flow. Rearrange them to work just like
syscalls that return -ENOSYS.

This should fix an OOPS in the audit code when auditing is enabled
and bad syscall nrs are used.

Reported-by: Toralf Förster <>
Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S | 10 ++++++++--
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
index 98313ff..eb6e07e 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S
@@ -431,9 +431,10 @@ sysenter_past_esp:
jnz sysenter_audit
cmpl $(NR_syscalls), %eax
- jae syscall_badsys
+ jae sysenter_badsys
call *sys_call_table(,%eax,4)
movl %eax,PT_EAX(%esp)
@@ -687,7 +688,12 @@ END(syscall_fault)

movl $-ENOSYS,PT_EAX(%esp)
- jmp resume_userspace
+ jmp syscall_exit
+ movl $-ENOSYS,PT_EAX(%esp)
+ jmp sysenter_after_call
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