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Date:	Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:52:24 -0800
From:	Andy Lutomirski <>
	Dave Hansen <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc:	Andy Lutomirski <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.19 0/3] Possible MPX improvements for 3.19

I don't have the hardware, so this is only compile-tested.

Patches 1 and 2 should be safe.  Patch 1 is a bugfix, although given the
bitness sensitivity of the MPX data structures, any user code that hits
the bug is probably doomed to failure anyway.  Patch 2 is a hardening
change that adds almost no complexity (it's mostly just reordering some
code) that will make it considerably harder to exploit a possibly insn
decoder vulnerability using threads that modify MPX instructions that
send #BR before the trap handler runs.

Patch 3 will be much more controversial, since it's a complete ABI
break.  The ABI in question has never appeared in a released kernel,
though.  If patch 3 is not okay, then I want to fix the prctl
implementation to at least validate its arguments.

Andy Lutomirski (3):
  x86, mpx: Check user mode bitness correctly when decoding instructions
  x86, mpx: Short-circuit the instruction decoder for unexpected opcodes
  x86, mpx: Change the MPX enable/disable API to arch_prctl

 arch/x86/include/asm/ptrace.h     |  5 +++++
 arch/x86/include/uapi/asm/prctl.h | 15 +++++++++++----
 arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c      | 10 ++++++++++
 arch/x86/mm/mpx.c                 | 28 ++++++++++++++++++----------
 include/uapi/linux/prctl.h        |  6 ------
 kernel/sys.c                      | 12 ------------
 6 files changed, 44 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)


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