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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5.5 regression fix 2/2] efi/libstub/helper: Initialize pointer variables to zero for mixed mode
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Hi,

On 12-12-2019 12:29, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Dec 2019 at 11:32, Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>> When running in EFI mixed mode (running a 64 bit kernel on 32 bit EFI
>> firmware), we _must_ initialize any pointers which are returned by
>> reference by an EFI call to NULL before making the EFI call.
>>
>> In mixed mode pointers are 64 bit, but when running on a 32 bit firmware,
>> EFI calls which return a pointer value by reference only fill the lower
>> 32 bits of the passed pointer, leaving the upper 32 bits uninitialized
>> unless we explicitly set them to 0 before the call.
>>
>> We have had this bug in the efi-stub-helper.c file reading code for
>> a while now, but this has likely not been noticed sofar because
>> this code only gets triggered when LILO style file=... arguments are
>> present on the kernel cmdline.
>>
>> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
>> Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c | 4 ++--
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c b/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c
>> index e02579907f2e..6ca7d86743af 100644
>> --- a/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c
>> +++ b/drivers/firmware/efi/libstub/efi-stub-helper.c
>> @@ -365,7 +365,7 @@ static efi_status_t efi_file_size(efi_system_table_t *sys_table_arg, void *__fh,
>> u64 *file_sz)
>> {
>> efi_file_handle_t *h, *fh = __fh;
>
> What about h? Doesn't it suffer from the same problem?
>
>> - efi_file_info_t *info;
>> + efi_file_info_t *info = NULL;
>> efi_status_t status;
>> efi_guid_t info_guid = EFI_FILE_INFO_ID;
>> unsigned long info_sz;
>
> And info_sz?

You are right in both cases. I only checked allocate_pool and locate_protocol callers as those
are the usual suspects.

Shall I send a v2 of just this patch, or of the entire series, or are you going to
fix this up?

Regards,

Hans


>
>
>> @@ -527,7 +527,7 @@ efi_status_t handle_cmdline_files(efi_system_table_t *sys_table_arg,
>> unsigned long *load_addr,
>> unsigned long *load_size)
>> {
>> - struct file_info *files;
>> + struct file_info *files = NULL;
>> unsigned long file_addr;
>> u64 file_size_total;
>> efi_file_handle_t *fh = NULL;
>> --
>> 2.23.0
>>
>

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