Commit a73ab244 authored by Committed by Linus Torvalds
Revert "ipc/shm: Fix shmat mmap nil-page protection"
Patch series "ipc/shm: shmat() fixes around nil-page". These patches fix two issues reported a while back by Joe and Andrea around how shmat(2) behaves with nil-page. The first reverts a commit that it was incorrectly thought that mapping nil-page (address=0) was a no no with MAP_FIXED. This is not the case, with the exception of SHM_REMAP; which is address in the second patch. I chose two patches because it is easier to backport and it explicitly reverts bogus behaviour. Both patches ought to be in -stable and ltp testcases need updated (the added testcase around the cve can be modified to just test for SHM_RND|SHM_REMAP).  lkml.kernel.org/r/20180430172152.nfa564pvgpk3ut7p@linux-n805 This patch (of 2): Commit 95e91b83 ("ipc/shm: Fix shmat mmap nil-page protection") worked on the idea that we should not be mapping as root addr=0 and MAP_FIXED. However, it was reported that this scenario is in fact valid, thus making the patch both bogus and breaks userspace as well. For example X11's libint10.so relies on shmat(1, SHM_RND) for lowmem initialization.  https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/int10/linux.c#n347 Link: http://firstname.lastname@example.org Fixes: 95e91b83 ("ipc/shm: Fix shmat mmap nil-page protection") Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <email@example.com> Reported-by: Joe Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reported-by: Andrea Arcangeli <email@example.com> Cc: Manfred Spraul <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
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