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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:41:01 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: kernel: execution possible in non-executable mappings in recent 2.6
 kernels (SPARC only)

sparc64: Fix sun4u execute bit check in TSB I-TLB load.

TSB I-tlb load code tries to use andcc to check the _PAGE_EXEC_4U bit,
but that's bit 12 so it gets sign extended all the way up to bit 63
and the test nearly always passes as a result.

Use sethi to fix the bug.

I'm not requesting a CVE for this as this does not affect any of our 
kernels. But just a heads-up for those not aware of this.

Thanks, Eugene

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