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Subject[PATCH] fs/select: Fix kernel panic due to memory corruption in compat_get_fd_set()
Dave, can you test this patch?

[PATCH] Fix kernel panic due to memory corruption in compat_get_fd_set()

Dave faced this kernel crash in the select() compat syscall on the
parisc architecture:

Kernel Fault: Code=26 (Data memory access rights trap) regs=00000002234b84e0 (Addr=0000000000000000)
CPU: 1 PID: 21167 Comm: polyimport Not tainted 4.13.0-rc5+ #1
task: 0000000223d74b50 task.stack: 00000002234b8000
IAOQ[0]: memset+0x68/0xd8
IAOQ[1]: memset+0x6c/0xd8
RP(r2): compat_get_fd_set+0x5c/0x78
[<00000000402f316c>] compat_get_fd_set+0x5c/0x78
[<00000000402f3cac>] compat_core_sys_select+0x1cc/0x300
[<00000000402f52dc>] compat_SyS_select+0x144/0x1a0
[<0000000040155fe4>] syscall_exit+0x0/0x14
Kernel panic - not syncing: Kernel Fault

It seems commit 464d62421cb8 ("select: switch compat_{get,put}_fd_set()
to compat_{get,put}_bitmap()") broke the calculation on how many bytes
need to be zeroed in case of fdset beeing NULL. This leads to memory
overwrites and crashes.

Fixes: 464d62421cb8 ("select: switch compat_{get,put}_fd_set() to compat_{get,put}_bitmap()"
Cc: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Helge Deller <>

diff --git a/fs/select.c b/fs/select.c
index 9d5f15e..c6362e3 100644
--- a/fs/select.c
+++ b/fs/select.c
@@ -1164,11 +1164,7 @@ int compat_get_fd_set(unsigned long nr, compat_ulong_t __user *ufdset,
if (ufdset) {
return compat_get_bitmap(fdset, ufdset, nr);
} else {
- /* Tricky, must clear full unsigned long in the
- * kernel fdset at the end, ALIGN makes sure that
- * actually happens.
- */
- memset(fdset, 0, ALIGN(nr, BITS_PER_LONG));
+ zero_fd_set(nr, fdset);
return 0;
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