[PATCH V32 15/27] acpi: Disable ACPI table override if the kernel is locked down

Matthew Garrett matthewgarrett at google.com
Thu Apr 4 00:32:37 UTC 2019

From: Linn Crosetto <linn at hpe.com>

>From the kernel documentation (initrd_table_override.txt):

  If the ACPI_INITRD_TABLE_OVERRIDE compile option is true, it is possible
  to override nearly any ACPI table provided by the BIOS with an
  instrumented, modified one.

When lockdown is enabled, the kernel should disallow any unauthenticated
changes to kernel space.  ACPI tables contain code invoked by the kernel,
so do not allow ACPI tables to be overridden if the kernel is locked down.

Signed-off-by: Linn Crosetto <linn at hpe.com>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at google.com>
cc: linux-acpi at vger.kernel.org
 drivers/acpi/tables.c | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/tables.c b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
index 48eabb6c2d4f..0dc561210c86 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/tables.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/tables.c
@@ -531,6 +531,11 @@ void __init acpi_table_upgrade(void)
 	if (table_nr == 0)
+	if (kernel_is_locked_down("ACPI table override", LOCKDOWN_INTEGRITY)) {
+		pr_notice("kernel is locked down, ignoring table override\n");
+		return;
+	}
 	acpi_tables_addr =
 		memblock_find_in_range(0, ACPI_TABLE_UPGRADE_MAX_PHYS,
 				       all_tables_size, PAGE_SIZE);

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