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Date:   Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:59:33 -0700
From:   Matthew Garrett <>
        Linn Crosetto <>,
        David Howells <>,
        Matthew Garrett <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
Subject: [PATCH V35 16/29] acpi: Disable ACPI table override if the kernel is
 locked down

From: Linn Crosetto <>

>From the kernel documentation (initrd_table_override.txt):

  If the ACPI_INITRD_TABLE_OVERRIDE compile option is true, it is possible
  to override nearly any ACPI table provided by the BIOS with an
  instrumented, modified one.

When lockdown is enabled, the kernel should disallow any unauthenticated
changes to kernel space.  ACPI tables contain code invoked by the kernel,
so do not allow ACPI tables to be overridden if the kernel is locked down.

Signed-off-by: Linn Crosetto <>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <>
 drivers/acpi/tables.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/tables.c b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
index b32327759380..180ac4329763 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/tables.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
 #include <linux/memblock.h>
 #include <linux/earlycpio.h>
 #include <linux/initrd.h>
+#include <linux/security.h>
 #include "internal.h"
@@ -578,6 +579,11 @@ void __init acpi_table_upgrade(void)
 	if (table_nr == 0)
+	if (security_locked_down(LOCKDOWN_ACPI_TABLES)) {
+		pr_notice("kernel is locked down, ignoring table override\n");
+		return;
+	}
 	acpi_tables_addr =
 		memblock_find_in_range(0, ACPI_TABLE_UPGRADE_MAX_PHYS,
 				       all_tables_size, PAGE_SIZE);

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