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From: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
Cc: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>,
Subject: [PATCH] acpi: disallow loading configfs acpi tables when locked down
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 04:43:32 -0600
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Like other vectors already patched, this one here allows the root user
to load ACPI tables, which enables arbitrary physical address writes,
which in turn makes it possible to disable lockdown. This patch prevents
this by checking the lockdown status before allowing a new ACPI table to be
installed. The link in the trailer shows a PoC of how this might be

Signed-off-by: Jason A. Donenfeld <>
 drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c b/drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c
index ece8c1a921cc..88c8af455ea3 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/acpi_configfs.c
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
 #include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/configfs.h>
 #include <linux/acpi.h>
+#include <linux/security.h>
 #include "acpica/accommon.h"
 #include "acpica/actables.h"
@@ -28,7 +29,10 @@ static ssize_t acpi_table_aml_write(struct config_item *cfg,
 	const struct acpi_table_header *header = data;
 	struct acpi_table *table;
-	int ret;
+	int ret = security_locked_down(LOCKDOWN_ACPI_TABLES);
+	if (ret)
+		return ret;
 	table = container_of(cfg, struct acpi_table, cfg);

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     [not found] <>
2020-06-15 10:43 ` Jason A. Donenfeld [this message]
2020-06-16 22:20   ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2020-06-17  8:37     ` Ard Biesheuvel
2020-06-17  8:42       ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2020-06-17 16:52       ` Kaneda, Erik
2020-06-22 14:45     ` Rafael J. Wysocki

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