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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nfc: af_nfc: Fix Spectre v1 vulnerability
From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:47:53 -0600

> proto is indirectly 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/nfc/af_nfc.c:42 nfc_sock_create() warn: potential spectre issue 'proto_tab' [w] (local cap)
> Fix this by sanitizing proto before using it to index proto_tab.
> 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]
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>

I'll take this directly, and queued up for -stable.


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