[PATCH] ALSA: pcm: Fix potential Spectre v1 vulnerability

From: Gustavo A. R. Silva
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 - 16:36:34 EST

stream is indirectly controlled by user-space, hence leading to
a potential exploitation of the Spectre variant 1 vulnerability.

This issue was detected with the help of Smatch:

sound/core/pcm.c:140 snd_pcm_control_ioctl() warn: potential spectre issue 'pcm->streams' [r] (local cap)

Fix this by sanitizing stream before using it to index pcm->streams

Notice that given that speculation windows are large, the policy is
to kill the speculation on the first load and not worry if it can be
completed with a dependent load/store [1].

[1] https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152449131114778&w=2

Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
sound/core/pcm.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/sound/core/pcm.c b/sound/core/pcm.c
index fdb9b92fc8d6..23141003a90d 100644
--- a/sound/core/pcm.c
+++ b/sound/core/pcm.c
@@ -32,6 +32,8 @@
#include <sound/control.h>
#include <sound/info.h>

+#include <linux/nospec.h>
#include "pcm_local.h"

MODULE_AUTHOR("Jaroslav Kysela <perex@xxxxxxxx>, Abramo Bagnara <abramo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>");
@@ -129,6 +131,7 @@ static int snd_pcm_control_ioctl(struct snd_card *card,
return -EFAULT;
if (stream < 0 || stream > 1)
return -EINVAL;
+ stream = array_index_nospec(stream, 2);
if (get_user(subdevice, &info->subdevice))
return -EFAULT;