ALSA: pcm: Fix potential Spectre v1 vulnerability
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Message ID 20181212213628.GA29911@embeddedor
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  • ALSA: pcm: Fix potential Spectre v1 vulnerability
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Gustavo A. R. Silva Dec. 12, 2018, 9:36 p.m. UTC
stream 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:

sound/core/pcm.c:140 snd_pcm_control_ioctl() warn: potential spectre issue 'pcm->streams' [r] (local cap)

Fix this by sanitizing stream before using it to index pcm->streams

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] https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152449131114778&w=2

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
---
 sound/core/pcm.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

Comments

Sasha Levin Dec. 12, 2018, 10:25 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi,

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This commit has been processed because it contains a -stable tag.
The stable tag indicates that it's relevant for the following trees: all

The bot has tested the following trees: v4.19.8, v4.14.87, v4.9.144, v4.4.166, v3.18.128, 

v4.19.8: Build OK!
v4.14.87: Build OK!
v4.9.144: Failed to apply! Possible dependencies:
    2c4842d3b6b3 ("ALSA: pcm: add local header file for snd-pcm module")

v4.4.166: Failed to apply! Possible dependencies:
    2c4842d3b6b3 ("ALSA: pcm: add local header file for snd-pcm module")

v3.18.128: Failed to apply! Possible dependencies:
    2c4842d3b6b3 ("ALSA: pcm: add local header file for snd-pcm module")
    90bbaf66ee7b ("ALSA: timer: add config item to export PCM timer disabling for expert")
    9bc889b4ba88 ("ALSA: pcm: Update the state properly before notification")
    f5914908a5b7 ("ALSA: pcm: Replace PCM hwptr tracking with tracepoints")


How should we proceed with this patch?

--
Thanks,
Sasha
Takashi Iwai Dec. 13, 2018, 8:15 a.m. UTC | #2
On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:36:28 +0100,
 Gustavo A. R. Silva  wrote:
> 
> stream 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:
> 
> sound/core/pcm.c:140 snd_pcm_control_ioctl() warn: potential spectre issue 'pcm->streams' [r] (local cap)
> 
> Fix this by sanitizing stream before using it to index pcm->streams
> 
> 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] https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152449131114778&w=2
> 
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>

Applied now (again after moving the include line into a more
appropriate place).


thanks,

Takashi

Patch
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diff --git a/sound/core/pcm.c b/sound/core/pcm.c
index fdb9b92fc8d6..23141003a90d 100644
--- a/sound/core/pcm.c
+++ b/sound/core/pcm.c
@@ -32,6 +32,8 @@ 
 #include <sound/control.h>
 #include <sound/info.h>
 
+#include <linux/nospec.h>
+
 #include "pcm_local.h"
 
 MODULE_AUTHOR("Jaroslav Kysela <perex@perex.cz>, Abramo Bagnara <abramo@alsa-project.org>");
@@ -129,6 +131,7 @@  static int snd_pcm_control_ioctl(struct snd_card *card,
 				return -EFAULT;
 			if (stream < 0 || stream > 1)
 				return -EINVAL;
+			stream = array_index_nospec(stream, 2);
 			if (get_user(subdevice, &info->subdevice))
 				return -EFAULT;
 			mutex_lock(&register_mutex);