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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: CVE-2024-26674: x86/lib: Revert to _ASM_EXTABLE_UA() for {get,put}_user() fixups
Date: Tue,  2 Apr 2024 09:01:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2024040252-CVE-2024-26674-4ff9@gregkh> (raw)


In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

x86/lib: Revert to _ASM_EXTABLE_UA() for {get,put}_user() fixups

During memory error injection test on kernels >= v6.4, the kernel panics
like below. However, this issue couldn't be reproduced on kernels <= v6.3.

  mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 296: Machine Check Exception: f Bank 1: bd80000000100134
  mce: [Hardware Error]: RIP 10:<ffffffff821b9776> {__get_user_nocheck_4+0x6/0x20}
  mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 411a93533ed ADDR 346a8730040 MISC 86
  mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:a06d0 TIME 1706000767 SOCKET 1 APIC 211 microcode 80001490
  mce: [Hardware Error]: Run the above through 'mcelog --ascii'
  mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check: Data load in unrecoverable area of kernel
  Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal local machine check

The MCA code can recover from an in-kernel #MC if the fixup type is
EX_TYPE_UACCESS, explicitly indicating that the kernel is attempting to
access userspace memory. However, if the fixup type is EX_TYPE_DEFAULT
the only thing that is raised for an in-kernel #MC is a panic.

ex_handler_uaccess() would warn if users gave a non-canonical addresses
(with bit 63 clear) to {get, put}_user(), which was unexpected.

Therefore, commit

  b19b74bc99b1 ("x86/mm: Rework address range check in get_user() and put_user()")

replaced _ASM_EXTABLE_UA() with _ASM_EXTABLE() for {get, put}_user()
fixups. However, the new fixup type EX_TYPE_DEFAULT results in a panic.


  6014bc27561f ("x86-64: make access_ok() independent of LAM")

added the check gp_fault_address_ok() right before the WARN_ONCE() in
ex_handler_uaccess() to not warn about non-canonical user addresses due
to LAM.

With that in place, revert back to _ASM_EXTABLE_UA() for {get,put}_user()
exception fixups in order to be able to handle in-kernel MCEs correctly

  [ bp: Massage commit message. ]

The Linux kernel CVE team has assigned CVE-2024-26674 to this issue.

Affected and fixed versions

	Issue introduced in 6.4 with commit b19b74bc99b1 and fixed in 6.6.17 with commit 2aed1b6c33af
	Issue introduced in 6.4 with commit b19b74bc99b1 and fixed in 6.7.5 with commit 2da241c5ed78
	Issue introduced in 6.4 with commit b19b74bc99b1 and fixed in 6.8 with commit 8eed4e00a370

Please see for a full list of currently supported
kernel versions by the kernel community.

Unaffected versions might change over time as fixes are backported to
older supported kernel versions.  The official CVE entry at
will be updated if fixes are backported, please check that for the most
up to date information about this issue.

Affected files

The file(s) affected by this issue are:


The Linux kernel CVE team recommends that you update to the latest
stable kernel version for this, and many other bugfixes.  Individual
changes are never tested alone, but rather are part of a larger kernel
release.  Cherry-picking individual commits is not recommended or
supported by the Linux kernel community at all.  If however, updating to
the latest release is impossible, the individual changes to resolve this
issue can be found at these commits:

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