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Date:   Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:43:29 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Julien Thierry <>,
        Russell King <>,
        "David A. Long" <>,
        Sasha Levin <>
Subject: [PATCH 4.9 08/58] ARM: 8794/1: uaccess: Prevent speculative use of the current addr_limit

4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


Commit 621afc677465db231662ed126ae1f355bf8eac47 upstream.

A mispredicted conditional call to set_fs could result in the wrong
addr_limit being forwarded under speculation to a subsequent access_ok
check, potentially forming part of a spectre-v1 attack using uaccess

This patch prevents this forwarding from taking place, but putting heavy
barriers in set_fs after writing the addr_limit.

Porting commit c2f0ad4fc089cff8 ("arm64: uaccess: Prevent speculative use
of the current addr_limit").

Signed-off-by: Julien Thierry <>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
Signed-off-by: David A. Long <>
Reviewed-by: Julien Thierry <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 arch/arm/include/asm/uaccess.h | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/uaccess.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/uaccess.h
index 7b17460127fd..9ae888775743 100644
--- a/arch/arm/include/asm/uaccess.h
+++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/uaccess.h
@@ -99,6 +99,14 @@ extern int __put_user_bad(void);
 static inline void set_fs(mm_segment_t fs)
 	current_thread_info()->addr_limit = fs;
+	/*
+	 * Prevent a mispredicted conditional call to set_fs from forwarding
+	 * the wrong address limit to access_ok under speculation.
+	 */
+	dsb(nsh);
+	isb();

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