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Subject[PATCH 4.3 050/125] x86/mpx: Do proper get_user() when running 32-bit binaries on 64-bit kernels
4.3-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Dave Hansen <>

commit 46561c3959d6307d22139c24cd0bf196162e5681 upstream.

When you call get_user(foo, bar), you effectively do a

copy_from_user(&foo, bar, sizeof(*bar));

Note that the sizeof() is implicit.

When we reach out to userspace to try to zap an entire "bounds
table" we need to go read a "bounds directory entry" in order to
locate the table's address. The size of a "directory entry"
depends on the binary being run and is always the size of a

But, when we have a 64-bit kernel and a 32-bit application, the
directory entry is still only 32-bits long, but we fetch it with
a 64-bit pointer which makes get_user() does a 64-bit fetch.
Reading 4 extra bytes isn't harmful, unless we are at the end of
and run off the table. It might also cause the zero page to get
faulted in unnecessarily even if you are not at the end.

Fix it up by doing a special 32-bit get_user() via a cast when
we have 32-bit userspace.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Brian Gerst <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/x86/mm/mpx.c | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/mm/mpx.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/mpx.c
@@ -585,6 +585,29 @@ static unsigned long mpx_bd_entry_to_bt_

+ * We only want to do a 4-byte get_user() on 32-bit. Otherwise,
+ * we might run off the end of the bounds table if we are on
+ * a 64-bit kernel and try to get 8 bytes.
+ */
+int get_user_bd_entry(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long *bd_entry_ret,
+ long __user *bd_entry_ptr)
+ u32 bd_entry_32;
+ int ret;
+ if (is_64bit_mm(mm))
+ return get_user(*bd_entry_ret, bd_entry_ptr);
+ /*
+ * Note that get_user() uses the type of the *pointer* to
+ * establish the size of the get, not the destination.
+ */
+ ret = get_user(bd_entry_32, (u32 __user *)bd_entry_ptr);
+ *bd_entry_ret = bd_entry_32;
+ return ret;
* Get the base of bounds tables pointed by specific bounds
* directory entry.
@@ -604,7 +627,7 @@ static int get_bt_addr(struct mm_struct
int need_write = 0;

- ret = get_user(bd_entry, bd_entry_ptr);
+ ret = get_user_bd_entry(mm, &bd_entry, bd_entry_ptr);
if (!ret)

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