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Date:   Thu,  9 Nov 2017 17:34:11 +0000
From:   David Howells <>
Subject: [PATCH 28/30] bpf: Restrict kernel image access functions when the kernel is locked down

There are some bpf functions can be used to read kernel memory:
bpf_probe_read, bpf_probe_write_user and bpf_trace_printk.  These allow
private keys in kernel memory (e.g. the hibernation image signing key) to
be read by an eBPF program and kernel memory to be altered without

Completely prohibit the use of BPF when the kernel is locked down.

Suggested-by: Alexei Starovoitov <>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
cc: Chun-Yi Lee <>
cc: Alexei Starovoitov <>

 kernel/bpf/syscall.c |    3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/bpf/syscall.c b/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
index 25d074920a00..fa58ad74cde6 100644
--- a/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
@@ -1458,6 +1458,9 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(bpf, int, cmd, union bpf_attr __user *, uattr, unsigned int, siz
 	if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN) && sysctl_unprivileged_bpf_disabled)
 		return -EPERM;
+	if (kernel_is_locked_down("BPF"))
+		return -EPERM;
 	err = check_uarg_tail_zero(uattr, sizeof(attr), size);
 	if (err)
 		return err;

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