[CVE-2015-3288][Trusty] mm: avoid setting up anonymous pages into file mapping

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Tue Sep 27 10:55:26 UTC 2016

From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com>

commit 6b7339f4c31ad69c8e9c0b2859276e22cf72176d upstream.

Reading page fault handler code I've noticed that under right
circumstances kernel would map anonymous pages into file mappings: if
the VMA doesn't have vm_ops->fault() and the VMA wasn't fully populated
on ->mmap(), kernel would handle page fault to not populated pte with

Let's change page fault handler to use do_anonymous_page() only on
anonymous VMA (->vm_ops == NULL) and make sure that the VMA is not

For file mappings without vm_ops->fault() or shred VMA without vm_ops,
page fault on pte_none() entry would lead to SIGBUS.

Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com>
Acked-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg at redhat.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm at linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Willy Tarreau <w at 1wt.eu>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby at suse.cz>
[ luis: cherry-picked backport from upstream 3.12 stable kernel ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 mm/memory.c | 13 +++++++++----
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mm/memory.c b/mm/memory.c
index 9e676f5148aa..d6d217e23f51 100644
--- a/mm/memory.c
+++ b/mm/memory.c
@@ -3236,6 +3236,10 @@ static int do_anonymous_page(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
+	/* File mapping without ->vm_ops ? */
+	if (vma->vm_flags & VM_SHARED)
+		return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;
 	/* Check if we need to add a guard page to the stack */
 	if (check_stack_guard_page(vma, address) < 0)
@@ -3508,6 +3512,9 @@ static int do_linear_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 			- vma->vm_start) >> PAGE_SHIFT) + vma->vm_pgoff;
+	/* The VMA was not fully populated on mmap() or missing VM_DONTEXPAND */
+	if (!vma->vm_ops->fault)
+		return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;
 	return __do_fault(mm, vma, address, pmd, pgoff, flags, orig_pte);
@@ -3656,11 +3663,9 @@ static int handle_pte_fault(struct mm_struct *mm,
 	entry = *pte;
 	if (!pte_present(entry)) {
 		if (pte_none(entry)) {
-			if (vma->vm_ops) {
-				if (likely(vma->vm_ops->fault))
-					return do_linear_fault(mm, vma, address,
+			if (vma->vm_ops)
+				return do_linear_fault(mm, vma, address,
 						pte, pmd, flags, entry);
-			}
 			return do_anonymous_page(mm, vma, address,
 						 pte, pmd, flags);

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