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Subject[PATCH 5.1 025/121] apparmor: fix PROFILE_MEDIATES for untrusted input
From: John Johansen <>

commit 23375b13f98c5464c2b4d15f983cc062940f1f4e upstream.

While commit 11c236b89d7c2 ("apparmor: add a default null dfa") ensure
every profile has a policy.dfa it does not resize the policy.start[]
to have entries for every possible start value. Which means
PROFILE_MEDIATES is not safe to use on untrusted input. Unforunately
commit b9590ad4c4f2 ("apparmor: remove POLICY_MEDIATES_SAFE") did not
take into account the start value usage.

The input string in profile_query_cb() is user controlled and is not
properly checked to be within the limited start[] entries, even worse
it can't be as userspace policy is allowed to make us of entries types
the kernel does not know about. This mean usespace can currently cause
the kernel to access memory up to 240 entries beyond the start array

Fixes: b9590ad4c4f2 ("apparmor: remove POLICY_MEDIATES_SAFE")
Signed-off-by: John Johansen <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

security/apparmor/include/policy.h | 11 ++++++++++-
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/security/apparmor/include/policy.h
+++ b/security/apparmor/include/policy.h
@@ -217,7 +217,16 @@ static inline struct aa_profile *aa_get_
return labels_profile(aa_get_newest_label(&p->label));

-#define PROFILE_MEDIATES(P, T) ((P)->policy.start[(unsigned char) (T)])
+static inline unsigned int PROFILE_MEDIATES(struct aa_profile *profile,
+ unsigned char class)
+ if (class <= AA_CLASS_LAST)
+ return profile->policy.start[class];
+ else
+ return aa_dfa_match_len(profile->policy.dfa,
+ profile->policy.start[0], &class, 1);
static inline unsigned int PROFILE_MEDIATES_AF(struct aa_profile *profile,
u16 AF) {
unsigned int state = PROFILE_MEDIATES(profile, AA_CLASS_NET);

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