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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: atm: Fix potential Spectre v1 vulnerabilities
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On 4/16/19 11:02 PM, David Miller wrote:
> From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
> Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:57:23 -0500
>
>> arg is 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:
>>
>> net/atm/lec.c:715 lec_mcast_attach() warn: potential spectre issue 'dev_lec' [r] (local cap)
>>
>> Fix this by sanitizing arg before using it to index dev_lec.
>>
>> 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].
>>
>> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20180423164740.GY17484@dhcp22.suse.cz/
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
>
> Applied and queued up for -stable.
>

Thank you, Dave.

--
Gustavo

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