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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] x86/microcode/intel: Refactor Intel microcode blob loading
On Fri, 5 Apr 2019, Borislav Petkov wrote:

> From: Jann Horn <>
> Change generic_load_microcode() to use the iov_iter API instead of a
> clumsy open-coded version which has to pay attention to __user data
> or kernel data, depending on the loading method. This allows to avoid
> explicit casting between user and kernel pointers.
> Because the iov_iter API makes it hard to read the same location twice,
> as a side effect, also fix a double-read of the microcode header (which
> could e.g. lead to out-of-bounds reads in microcode_sanity_check()).
> Not that it matters much, only root is allowed to load microcode
> anyway...


Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <>

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