[PATCH 0/1][SRU][B] CVE-2018-18281 - stale TLB entries via mremap()

Tyler Hicks tyhicks at canonical.com
Thu Dec 6 22:14:29 UTC 2018


 Since Linux kernel version 3.2, the mremap() syscall performs TLB flushes
 after dropping pagetable locks. If a syscall such as ftruncate() removes
 entries from the pagetables of a task that is in the middle of mremap(), a
 stale TLB entry can remain for a short time that permits access to a
 physical page after it has been released back to the page allocator and
 reused. This is fixed in the following kernel versions: 4.9.135, 4.14.78,
 4.18.16, 4.19.

Clean cherry pick to Bionic. I tested this change using the --mremap
stressor of stress-ng.


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