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Subject[PATCH] floppy: Do not copy a kernel pointer to user memory in FDGETPRM ioctl
The final field of a floppy_struct is the field "name", which is a
pointer to a string in kernel memory. The kernel pointer should not be
copied to user memory. The FDGETPRM ioctl copies a floppy_struct to
user memory, including the "name" field. This pointer cannot be used
by the user, and it will leak a kernel address to user-space, which
will reveal the location of kernel code and data and undermine KASLR
protection. Instead, copy the floppy_struct except for the "name"

Signed-off-by: Brian Belleville <>
drivers/block/floppy.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/drivers/block/floppy.c b/drivers/block/floppy.c
index eae484a..4d4a422 100644
--- a/drivers/block/floppy.c
+++ b/drivers/block/floppy.c
@@ -3470,6 +3470,7 @@ static int fd_locked_ioctl(struct block_device *bdev, fmode_t mode, unsigned int
(struct floppy_struct **)&outparam);
if (ret)
return ret;
+ size = offsetof(struct floppy_struct, name);
UDP->flags |= FTD_MSG;
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