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Subject[PATCH] drm/bufs: Fix Spectre v1 vulnerability
idx 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/gpu/drm/drm_bufs.c:1420 drm_legacy_freebufs() warn: potential
spectre issue 'dma->buflist' [r] (local cap)

Fix this by sanitizing idx before using it to index dma->buflist

Notice that given that speculation windows are large, the policy is
to kill the speculation on the first load and not worry if it can be
completed with a dependent load/store [1].


Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
drivers/gpu/drm/drm_bufs.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_bufs.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_bufs.c
index 7412aca..d7d10ca 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_bufs.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_bufs.c
@@ -36,6 +36,8 @@
#include <drm/drmP.h>
#include "drm_legacy.h"

+#include <linux/nospec.h>
static struct drm_map_list *drm_find_matching_map(struct drm_device *dev,
struct drm_local_map *map)
@@ -1417,6 +1419,7 @@ int drm_legacy_freebufs(struct drm_device *dev, void *data,
idx, dma->buf_count - 1);
return -EINVAL;
+ idx = array_index_nospec(idx, dma->buf_count);
buf = dma->buflist[idx];
if (buf->file_priv != file_priv) {
DRM_ERROR("Process %d freeing buffer not owned\n",
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