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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] x86: Pin cr4 FSGSBASE
On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 08:56:18AM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 10:28:48PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > From: Andi Kleen <>
> >
> > Since there seem to be kernel modules floating around that set
> > FSGSBASE incorrectly, prevent this in the CR4 pinning. Currently
> > CR4 pinning just checks that bits are set, this also checks
> > that the FSGSBASE bit is not set, and if it is clears it again.
> So we are trying to "protect" ourselves from broken out-of-tree kernel
> modules now? Why stop with this type of check, why not just forbid them
> entirely if we don't trust them? :)

Oh, I have a bunch of patches pending for that :-)

It will basically decode the module text and refuse to load the module
for most CPL0 instruction.

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