perf: treat attr.config as u64 in perf_swevent_init()
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  • perf: treat attr.config as u64 in perf_swevent_init()
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Tommi Rantala April 13, 2013, 7:49 p.m. UTC
Trinity discovered that we fail to check all 64 bits of attr.config
passed by user space, resulting to out-of-bounds access of the
perf_swevent_enabled array in sw_perf_event_destroy().

Introduced in commit b0a873ebb ("perf: Register PMU implementations").

Signed-off-by: Tommi Rantala <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
 kernel/events/core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 59412d0..fff6420 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -5330,7 +5330,7 @@  static void sw_perf_event_destroy(struct perf_event *event)
 static int perf_swevent_init(struct perf_event *event)
-	int event_id = event->attr.config;
+	u64 event_id = event->attr.config;
 	if (event->attr.type != PERF_TYPE_SOFTWARE)
 		return -ENOENT;