[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v4.19.x] make 'user_access_begin()' do 'access_ok()'

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Wed May 27 15:31:30 UTC 2020

On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 05:08:19PM +0000, Ashwin H wrote:
> > Ok, but what does that mean for us?
> > 
> > You need to say why you are sending a patch, otherwise we will guess wrong.
> In drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_gem_execbuffer.c, ioctl functions does user_access_begin() without doing access_ok(Checks if a user space pointer is valid)  first.
> A local attacker can craft a malicious ioctl function call to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory, resulting in a Denial of Service or privilege escalation (CVE-2018-20669)
> This patch makes sure that user_access_begin always does access_ok. 
> user_access_begin has been modified to do access_ok internally.

I had this in the tree, but it broke the build on alpha, sh, and maybe a
few others :(

for the details.

Can you dig out all of the needed follow-on patches as well, and send
them all as a patch series for 4.19.y so that I can queue them all up at


greg k-h

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