[ 3.5.yuz extended stable ] Patch "use clamp_t in UNAME26 fix" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Wed Nov 21 05:09:42 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    use clamp_t in UNAME26 fix

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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>From f6a6ce7fd46533cfdf3bcd781143479b71fb119c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:45:53 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] use clamp_t in UNAME26 fix

commit 31fd84b95eb211d5db460a1dda85e004800a7b52 upstream.

The min/max call needed to have explicit types on some architectures
(e.g. mn10300). Use clamp_t instead to avoid the warning:

  kernel/sys.c: In function 'override_release':
  kernel/sys.c:1287:10: warning: comparison of distinct pointer types lacks a cast [enabled by default]

Reported-by: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 kernel/sys.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sys.c b/kernel/sys.c
index 1b66408..b6fe559 100644
--- a/kernel/sys.c
+++ b/kernel/sys.c
@@ -1284,7 +1284,7 @@ static int override_release(char __user *release, size_t len)
 		v = ((LINUX_VERSION_CODE >> 8) & 0xff) + 40;
-		copy = min(sizeof(buf), max_t(size_t, 1, len));
+		copy = clamp_t(size_t, len, 1, sizeof(buf));
 		copy = scnprintf(buf, copy, "2.6.%u%s", v, rest);
 		ret = copy_to_user(release, buf, copy + 1);

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