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Subject[PATCH 3.18 049/145] swapfile: fix memory corruption via malformed swapfile
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3.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Jann Horn <jann@thejh.net>

commit dd111be69114cc867f8e826284559bfbc1c40e37 upstream.

When root activates a swap partition whose header has the wrong
endianness, nr_badpages elements of badpages are swabbed before
nr_badpages has been checked, leading to a buffer overrun of up to 8GB.

This normally is not a security issue because it can only be exploited
by root (more specifically, a process with CAP_SYS_ADMIN or the ability
to modify a swap file/partition), and such a process can already e.g.
modify swapped-out memory of any other userspace process on the system.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1477949533-2509-1-git-send-email-jann@thejh.net
Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <jann@thejh.net>
Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Acked-by: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
mm/swapfile.c | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

--- a/mm/swapfile.c
+++ b/mm/swapfile.c
@@ -2184,6 +2184,8 @@ static unsigned long read_swap_header(st
swab32s(&swap_header->info.version);
swab32s(&swap_header->info.last_page);
swab32s(&swap_header->info.nr_badpages);
+ if (swap_header->info.nr_badpages > MAX_SWAP_BADPAGES)
+ return 0;
for (i = 0; i < swap_header->info.nr_badpages; i++)
swab32s(&swap_header->info.badpages[i]);
}

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