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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/18] carl9170: prevent bounds-check bypass via speculative execution
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Hello!

On 1/6/2018 4:10 AM, Dan Williams wrote:

> Static analysis reports that 'queue' may be a user controlled value that
> is used as a data dependency to read from the 'ar9170_qmap' array. In
> order to avoid potential leaks of kernel memory values, block
> speculative execution of the instruction stream that could issue reads
> based on an invalid result of 'ar9170_qmap[queue]'. In this case the
> value of 'ar9170_qmap[queue]' is immediately reused as an index to the
> 'ar->edcf' array.
>
> Based on an original patch by Elena Reshetova.
>
> Cc: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@googlemail.com>
> Cc: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
> Cc: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Elena Reshetova <elena.reshetova@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> ---
> drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/main.c | 6 ++++--
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/main.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/main.c
> index 988c8857d78c..0ff34cbe2b62 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/carl9170/main.c
> @@ -41,6 +41,7 @@
> #include <linux/module.h>
> #include <linux/etherdevice.h>
> #include <linux/random.h>
> +#include <linux/compiler.h>
> #include <net/mac80211.h>
> #include <net/cfg80211.h>
> #include "hw.h"
> @@ -1384,11 +1385,12 @@ static int carl9170_op_conf_tx(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
> const struct ieee80211_tx_queue_params *param)
> {
> struct ar9170 *ar = hw->priv;
> + const u8 *elem;
> int ret;
>
> mutex_lock(&ar->mutex);
> - if (queue < ar->hw->queues) {
> - memcpy(&ar->edcf[ar9170_qmap[queue]], param, sizeof(*param));
> + if ((elem = nospec_array_ptr(ar9170_qmap, queue, ar->hw->queues))) {

I bet this causes checkpatch.pl to complain. I don't see a dire need to
upset it here, the assignment may well precede *if*...

> + memcpy(&ar->edcf[*elem], param, sizeof(*param));
> ret = carl9170_set_qos(ar);
> } else {
> ret = -EINVAL;
>

MBR, Sergei

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