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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 07/40] arm64: ensure __dump_instr() checks addr_limit
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On Mon, 2017-11-06 at 10:44 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> 4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
>
> ------------------
>
> From: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
>
> commit 7a7003b1da010d2b0d1dc8bf21c10f5c73b389f1 upstream.
>
> It's possible for a user to deliberately trigger __dump_instr with a
> chosen kernel address.
>
> Let's avoid problems resulting from this by using get_user() rather than
> __get_user(), ensuring that we don't erroneously access kernel memory.
>
> Where we use __dump_instr() on kernel text, we already switch to
> KERNEL_DS, so this shouldn't adversely affect those cases.
>
> Fixes: 60ffc30d5652810d ("arm64: Exception handling")
[...]

This seems harmless, but I don't think it will fix the bug in 4.4
unless you also cherry-pick:

commit c5cea06be060f38e5400d796e61cfc8c36e52924
Author: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
Date:   Mon Jun 13 11:15:14 2016 +0100

    arm64: fix dump_instr when PAN and UAO are in use

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
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