[PATCH] arm64: efi: ignore EFI_MEMORY_XP attribute if RP and/or WP are set

Ard Biesheuvel ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org
Thu Sep 14 12:31:53 PDT 2017

The UEFI memory map is a bit vague about how to interpret the
EFI_MEMORY_XP attribute when it is combined with EFI_MEMORY_RP and/or
EFI_MEMORY_WP, which have retroactively been redefined as cacheability
attributes rather than permission attributes.

So let's ignore EFI_MEMORY_XP if _RP and/or _WP are also set. In this
case, it is likely that they are being used to describe the capability
of the region (i.e., whether it has the controls to reconfigure it as
non-executable) rather than the nature of the contents of the region
(i.e., whether it contains data that we will never attempt to execute)

Cc: Stephen Boyd <sboyd at codeaurora.org>
Cc: Matt Fleming <matt at codeblueprint.co.uk>
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
 arch/arm64/kernel/efi.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/efi.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/efi.c
index 82cd07592519..f85ac58d08a3 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/efi.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/efi.c
@@ -48,7 +48,9 @@ static __init pteval_t create_mapping_protection(efi_memory_desc_t *md)
 		return pgprot_val(PAGE_KERNEL_ROX);
 	/* RW- */
+	if (((attr & (EFI_MEMORY_RP | EFI_MEMORY_WP | EFI_MEMORY_XP)) ==
+	     EFI_MEMORY_XP) ||
 		return pgprot_val(PAGE_KERNEL);
 	/* RWX */

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