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Date: Wed,  6 Apr 2016 16:03:02 +0300
From: Emrah Demir < >
	Emrah Demir <>
Subject: [PATCH] KERNEL: resource: Fix bug on leakage in /proc/iomem file

From: Emrah Demir <>

Even though KASLR is aiming to mitigate remote attacks, with a simple LFI vulnerability through a web application, local leaks become as important as remote ones.
On the KASLR enabled systems in order to achieve expected protection, some files are needed to edited/modified to prevent leaks.

/proc/iomem file leaks offset of text section. By adding 0x80000000, Attackers can get _text base address. KASLR will be bypassed.

$ cat /proc/iomem | grep 'Kernel code'
38600000-38b7fe92 : Kernel code
$ python -c 'print hex(0x38600000 + 0x80000000)'
# cat /proc/kallsyms | grep 'T _text'
ffffffffb8600000 T _text

By this patch after insertion resources, start and end address are zeroed. /proc/iomem and /proc/ioports sources, which use request_resource and insert_resource now shown as 0 value.

Signed-off-by: Emrah Demir <>
 kernel/resource.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/resource.c b/kernel/resource.c
index 2e78ead..5b9937e 100644
--- a/kernel/resource.c
+++ b/kernel/resource.c
@@ -321,6 +321,8 @@ int request_resource(struct resource *root, struct resource *new)
 	struct resource *conflict;
 	conflict = request_resource_conflict(root, new);
+	new->start = 0;
+	new->end = 0;
 	return conflict ? -EBUSY : 0;
@@ -864,6 +866,8 @@ int insert_resource(struct resource *parent, struct resource *new)
 	struct resource *conflict;
 	conflict = insert_resource_conflict(parent, new);
+	new->start = 0;
+	new->end = 0;
 	return conflict ? -EBUSY : 0;

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