Commit 613317bd authored by Ryan Ware's avatar Ryan Ware Committed by James Morris
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EVM: Use crypto_memneq() for digest comparisons

This patch fixes vulnerability CVE-2016-2085.  The problem exists
because the vm_verify_hmac() function includes a use of memcmp().
Unfortunately, this allows timing side channel attacks; specifically
a MAC forgery complexity drop from 2^128 to 2^12.  This patch changes
the memcmp() to the cryptographically safe crypto_memneq().
Reported-by: default avatarXiaofei Rex Guo <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRyan Ware <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMimi Zohar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJames Morris <>
parent c05235d5
......@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
#include <linux/integrity.h>
#include <linux/evm.h>
#include <crypto/hash.h>
#include <crypto/algapi.h>
#include "evm.h"
int evm_initialized;
......@@ -148,7 +149,7 @@ static enum integrity_status evm_verify_hmac(struct dentry *dentry,
xattr_value_len, calc.digest);
if (rc)
rc = memcmp(xattr_data->digest, calc.digest,
rc = crypto_memneq(xattr_data->digest, calc.digest,
if (rc)
rc = -EINVAL;
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