Commit 71ae18ec authored by Blaisorblade's avatar Blaisorblade Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] sys_get_thread_area does not clear the returned argument

sys_get_thread_area does not memset to 0 its struct user_desc info before
copying it to user space...  since sizeof(struct user_desc) is 16 while the
actual datas which are filled are only 12 bytes + 9 bits (across the
bitfields), there is a (small) information leak.

Signed-off-by: default avatarPaolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 44456d37
......@@ -917,6 +917,8 @@ asmlinkage int sys_get_thread_area(struct user_desc __user *u_info)
return -EINVAL;
memset(&info, 0, sizeof(info));
desc = current->thread.tls_array + idx - GDT_ENTRY_TLS_MIN;
info.entry_number = idx;
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