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Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:10:40 +0900
From: Jinbum Park <>
Subject: [PATCH] mac80211_hwsim: Fix possible Spectre-v1 for

User controls @idx which to be used as index of hwsim_world_regdom_custom.
So, It can be exploited via Spectre-like attack. (speculative execution)

This kind of attack leaks address of hwsim_world_regdom_custom,
It leads an attacker to bypass security mechanism such as KASLR.

So sanitize @idx before using it to prevent attack.

I leveraged strategy [1] to find and exploit this gadget.


Signed-off-by: Jinbum Park <>
 drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c b/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c
index 998dfac..b41fdc3 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@
 #include <net/net_namespace.h>
 #include <net/netns/generic.h>
 #include <linux/rhashtable.h>
+#include <linux/nospec.h>
 #include "mac80211_hwsim.h"
 #define WARN_QUEUE 100
@@ -3350,6 +3351,9 @@ static int hwsim_new_radio_nl(struct sk_buff *msg, struct genl_info *info)
 			return -EINVAL;
+		idx = array_index_nospec(idx,
+					 ARRAY_SIZE(hwsim_world_regdom_custom));
 		param.regd = hwsim_world_regdom_custom[idx];

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