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From 0f87f6768f3f28bfbaf4c1be7bc8e9e4b870aa97 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Michael Ellerman <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:47:19 +1100
Subject: [PATCH] powerpc/64/tm: Don't let userspace set regs->trap via
commit c7def7fbdeaa25feaa19caf4a27c5d10bd8789e4 upstream.
In restore_tm_sigcontexts() we take the trap value directly from the
user sigcontext with no checking:
err |= __get_user(regs->trap, &sc->gp_regs[PT_TRAP]);
This means we can be in the kernel with an arbitrary regs->trap value.
Although that's not immediately problematic, there is a risk we could
trigger one of the uses of CHECK_FULL_REGS():
#define CHECK_FULL_REGS(regs) BUG_ON(regs->trap & 1)
It can also cause us to unnecessarily save non-volatile GPRs again in
save_nvgprs(), which shouldn't be problematic but is still wrong.
It's also possible it could trick the syscall restart machinery, which
relies on regs->trap not being == 0xc00 (see 9a81c16b5275 ("powerpc:
fix double syscall restarts")), though I haven't been able to make
that happen.
Finally it doesn't match the behaviour of the non-TM case, in
restore_sigcontext() which zeroes regs->trap.
So change restore_tm_sigcontexts() to zero regs->trap.
This was discovered while testing Nick's upcoming rewrite of the
syscall entry path. In that series the call to save_nvgprs() prior to
signal handling (do_notify_resume()) is removed, which leaves the
low-bit of regs->trap uncleared which can then trigger the FULL_REGS()
WARNs in setup_tm_sigcontexts().
Fixes: 2b0a576d15e0 ("powerpc: Add new transactional memory state to the signal context")
Cc: # v3.9+
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c
index daac21472abd..a521f82a789a 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/signal_64.c
@@ -473,8 +473,10 @@ static long restore_tm_sigcontexts(struct task_struct *tsk,
err |= __get_user(tsk->thread.ckpt_regs.ccr,
+ /* Don't allow userspace to set the trap value */
+ regs->trap = 0;
/* These regs are not checkpointed; they can go in 'regs'. */
- err |= __get_user(regs->trap, &sc->gp_regs[PT_TRAP]);
err |= __get_user(regs->dar, &sc->gp_regs[PT_DAR]);
err |= __get_user(regs->dsisr, &sc->gp_regs[PT_DSISR]);
err |= __get_user(regs->result, &sc->gp_regs[PT_RESULT]);