[PATCH] serial: core: fix suspicious security_locked_down() call

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Fri May 7 12:27:17 UTC 2021

On Fri, May 07, 2021 at 01:57:19PM +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> The commit that added this check did so in a very strange way - first
> security_locked_down() is called, its value stored into retval, and if
> it's nonzero, then an additional check is made for (change_irq ||
> change_port), and if this is true, the function returns. However, if
> the goto exit branch is not taken, the code keeps the retval value and
> continues executing the function. Then, depending on whether
> uport->ops->verify_port is set, the retval value may or may not be reset
> to zero and eventually the error value from security_locked_down() may
> abort the function a few lines below.
> I will go out on a limb and assume that this isn't the intended behavior
> and that an error value from security_locked_down() was supposed to
> abort the function only in case (change_irq || change_port) is true.

Are you _sure_ about this?

Verification from the authors and users of this odd feature might be
good to have, as I am loath to change how this works without them
weighing in here.


greg k-h

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