[PATCH 4.4 034/266] powerpc/pseries: Restore default security feature flags on setup
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed May 15 2019 - 08:17:55 EST
From: Mauricio Faria de Oliveira <mauricfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
commit 6232774f1599028a15418179d17f7df47ede770a upstream.
After migration the security feature flags might have changed (e.g.,
destination system with unpatched firmware), but some flags are not
set/clear again in init_cpu_char_feature_flags() because it assumes
the security flags to be the defaults.
Additionally, if the H_GET_CPU_CHARACTERISTICS hypercall fails then
init_cpu_char_feature_flags() does not run again, which potentially
might leave the system in an insecure or sub-optimal configuration.
So, just restore the security feature flags to the defaults assumed
by init_cpu_char_feature_flags() so it can set/clear them correctly,
and to ensure safe settings are in place in case the hypercall fail.
Fixes: f636c14790ea ("powerpc/pseries: Set or clear security feature flags")
Depends-on: 19887d6a28e2 ("powerpc: Move default security feature flags")
Signed-off-by: Mauricio Faria de Oliveira <mauricfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/setup.c | 11 +++++++++++
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
@@ -502,6 +502,10 @@ static void __init find_and_init_phbs(vo
static void init_cpu_char_feature_flags(struct h_cpu_char_result *result)
+ * The features below are disabled by default, so we instead look to see
+ * if firmware has *enabled* them, and set them if so.
if (result->character & H_CPU_CHAR_SPEC_BAR_ORI31)
@@ -541,6 +545,13 @@ void pseries_setup_rfi_flush(void)
+ * Set features to the defaults assumed by init_cpu_char_feature_flags()
+ * so it can set/clear again any features that might have changed after
+ * migration, and in case the hypercall fails and it is not even called.
+ powerpc_security_features = SEC_FTR_DEFAULT;
rc = plpar_get_cpu_characteristics(&result);
if (rc == H_SUCCESS)