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Subject[PATCH] x86/sgx: Enable PROT_EXEC for EAUG'd pages
vm_max_permissions was created to control the pre-initialization content
that contributes to MRSIGNATURE. It was never meant to be as a limit to
dynamically added pages.

E.g. static content could be used as a hook for LSM's to decide whether
certain signature is qualified for EINIT. Dynamic content has nothing to
do with that. The current mechanisms only add to the complexity on how
to control PTE and EPCM permissions, and do not add anything else than
obfuscity to security side of things.

Thus add PROT_EXEC to the permissions assigned by the #PF handler.

Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/encl.c | 9 ++++-----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/encl.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/encl.c
index 79e39bd99c09..0256918b2c2f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/encl.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/sgx/encl.c
@@ -160,12 +160,11 @@ static vm_fault_t sgx_encl_eaug_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
encl_page->encl = encl;

- * Adding a regular page that is architecturally allowed to only
- * be created with RW permissions.
- * TBD: Interface with user space policy to support max permissions
- * of RWX.
+ * Dynamic pages do not contribute to MRSIGNATURE, i.e. they are
+ * controlled only by PTE and EPCM permissions. Thus, the no limit
+ * is set here.
encl_page->vm_run_prot_bits = calc_vm_prot_bits(prot, 0);
encl_page->vm_max_prot_bits = encl_page->vm_run_prot_bits;

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