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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ptp: fix Spectre v1 vulnerability
On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 03:06:41PM +0200, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> pin_index can be indirectly controlled by user-space, hence leading
> to a potential exploitation of the Spectre variant 1 vulnerability.
> This issue was detected with the help of Smatch:
> drivers/ptp/ptp_chardev.c:253 ptp_ioctl() warn: potential spectre issue
> 'ops->pin_config' [r] (local cap)
> Fix this by sanitizing pin_index before using it to index
> ops->pin_config, and before passing it as an argument to
> function ptp_set_pinfunc(), in which it is used to index
> info->pin_config.

Acked-by: Richard Cochran <>

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