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Date:   Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:59:58 -0500
From:   "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
To:     Santosh Raspatur <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>
Subject: [PATCH] net: cxgb3_main: fix potential Spectre v1

t.qset_idx can be indirectly controlled by user-space, hence leading to
a potential exploitation of the Spectre variant 1 vulnerability.

This issue was detected with the help of Smatch:

drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c:2286 cxgb_extension_ioctl()
warn: potential spectre issue 'adapter->msix_info'

Fix this by sanitizing t.qset_idx before using it to index

Notice that given that speculation windows are large, the policy is
to kill the speculation on the first load and not worry if it can be
completed with a dependent load/store [1].


Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c
index 7b795ed..a19172d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb3/cxgb3_main.c
@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@
 #include <linux/sched.h>
 #include <linux/slab.h>
 #include <linux/uaccess.h>
+#include <linux/nospec.h>
 #include "common.h"
 #include "cxgb3_ioctl.h"
@@ -2268,6 +2269,7 @@ static int cxgb_extension_ioctl(struct net_device *dev, void __user *useraddr)
 		if (t.qset_idx >= nqsets)
 			return -EINVAL;
+		t.qset_idx = array_index_nospec(t.qset_idx, nqsets);
 		q = &adapter->params.sge.qset[q1 + t.qset_idx];
 		t.rspq_size = q->rspq_size;

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