ALSA: rawmidi: Fix potential Spectre v1 vulnerability
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Message ID 20190320211524.GA20363@embeddedor
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  • ALSA: rawmidi: Fix potential Spectre v1 vulnerability
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Gustavo A. R. Silva March 20, 2019, 9:15 p.m. UTC
info->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/rawmidi.c:604 __snd_rawmidi_info_select() warn: potential spectre issue 'rmidi->streams' [r] (local cap)

Fix this by sanitizing info->stream before using it to index
rmidi->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://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20180423164740.GY17484@dhcp22.suse.cz/

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
---
 sound/core/rawmidi.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

Comments

Takashi Iwai March 21, 2019, 12:24 p.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:15:24 +0100,
 Gustavo A. R. Silva  wrote:
> 
> info->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/rawmidi.c:604 __snd_rawmidi_info_select() warn: potential spectre issue 'rmidi->streams' [r] (local cap)
> 
> Fix this by sanitizing info->stream before using it to index
> rmidi->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://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20180423164740.GY17484@dhcp22.suse.cz/
> 
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>

Applied, thanks.


Takashi

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diff --git a/sound/core/rawmidi.c b/sound/core/rawmidi.c
index ee601d7f0926..c0690d1ecd55 100644
--- a/sound/core/rawmidi.c
+++ b/sound/core/rawmidi.c
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@ 
 #include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/delay.h>
 #include <linux/mm.h>
+#include <linux/nospec.h>
 #include <sound/rawmidi.h>
 #include <sound/info.h>
 #include <sound/control.h>
@@ -601,6 +602,7 @@  static int __snd_rawmidi_info_select(struct snd_card *card,
 		return -ENXIO;
 	if (info->stream < 0 || info->stream > 1)
 		return -EINVAL;
+	info->stream = array_index_nospec(info->stream, 2);
 	pstr = &rmidi->streams[info->stream];
 	if (pstr->substream_count == 0)
 		return -ENOENT;