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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 5.1 023/186] kernel/sys.c: prctl: fix false positive in validate_prctl_map()
From: Cyrill Gorcunov <>

[ Upstream commit a9e73998f9d705c94a8dca9687633adc0f24a19a ]

While validating new map we require the @start_data to be strictly less
than @end_data, which is fine for regular applications (this is why this
nit didn't trigger for that long). These members are set from executable
loaders such as elf handers, still it is pretty valid to have a loadable
data section with zero size in file, in such case the start_data is equal
to end_data once kernel loader finishes.

As a result when we're trying to restore such programs the procedure fails
and the kernel returns -EINVAL. From the image dump of a program:

| "mm_start_code": "0x400000",
| "mm_end_code": "0x8f5fb4",
| "mm_start_data": "0xf1bfb0",
| "mm_end_data": "0xf1bfb0",

Thus we need to change validate_prctl_map from strictly less to less or
equal operator use.

Fixes: f606b77f1a9e3 ("prctl: PR_SET_MM -- introduce PR_SET_MM_MAP operation")
Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <>
Cc: Andrey Vagin <>
Cc: Dmitry Safonov <>
Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
kernel/sys.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sys.c b/kernel/sys.c
index 12df0e5434b84..bdbfe8d37418f 100644
--- a/kernel/sys.c
+++ b/kernel/sys.c
@@ -1924,7 +1924,7 @@ static int validate_prctl_map(struct prctl_mm_map *prctl_map)
((unsigned long)prctl_map->__m1 __op \
(unsigned long)prctl_map->__m2) ? 0 : -EINVAL
error = __prctl_check_order(start_code, <, end_code);
- error |= __prctl_check_order(start_data, <, end_data);
+ error |= __prctl_check_order(start_data,<=, end_data);
error |= __prctl_check_order(start_brk, <=, brk);
error |= __prctl_check_order(arg_start, <=, arg_end);
error |= __prctl_check_order(env_start, <=, env_end);
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