[PATCH V35 28/29] efi: Restrict efivar_ssdt_load when the kernel is locked down

Matthew Garrett matthewgarrett at google.com
Mon Jul 15 19:59:45 UTC 2019

efivar_ssdt_load allows the kernel to import arbitrary ACPI code from an
EFI variable, which gives arbitrary code execution in ring 0. Prevent
that when the kernel is locked down.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at google.com>
Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook at chromium.org>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel at linaro.org>
Cc: linux-efi at vger.kernel.org
 drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
index ad3b1f4866b3..776f479e5499 100644
--- a/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
+++ b/drivers/firmware/efi/efi.c
@@ -30,6 +30,7 @@
 #include <linux/acpi.h>
 #include <linux/ucs2_string.h>
 #include <linux/memblock.h>
+#include <linux/security.h>
 #include <asm/early_ioremap.h>
@@ -242,6 +243,11 @@ static void generic_ops_unregister(void)
 static char efivar_ssdt[EFIVAR_SSDT_NAME_MAX] __initdata;
 static int __init efivar_ssdt_setup(char *str)
+	int ret = security_locked_down(LOCKDOWN_ACPI_TABLES);
+	if (ret)
+		return ret;
 	if (strlen(str) < sizeof(efivar_ssdt))
 		memcpy(efivar_ssdt, str, strlen(str));

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