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Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:12:16 +0000 (UTC)
From: mancha <>
Subject: Re: Linux 3.4+: arbitrary write with CONFIG_X86_X32 (CVE-2014-0038)

mancha <mancha1@...> writes:
> On Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:45:27 +0000 "Solar Designer" wrote:
> >Rather than post via Gmane's NNTP gateway, can you please reply
> >to this message with the files MIME-attached, or include the files
> >in message body with some sort of delimiters (e.g. Phrack-style)?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Alexander
> Hushmail screws up replies so this will likely not show up in the
> right hierarchy. Nonetheless, files promised attached.
> --mancha
> Attachment (Makefile): application/octet-stream, 224 bytes
> Attachment (nox32recvmmsg.c): application/octet-stream, 2287 bytes

I made a change to the kernel module to minimize the amount of time
things are rw. Please use this version (not the one attached in my
first post).

New version also uploaded to:


========= nox32recvmmsg.c =========
#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/socket.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h> 
#include <linux/errno.h> 
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <linux/unistd.h>
#include <asm/cacheflush.h>  
#include <asm/page.h>  
#include <asm/current.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/kallsyms.h>
#include <linux/syscalls.h>
#include <asm/string.h>

MODULE_AUTHOR("mancha <>");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("disable x32 recvmmsg()");

unsigned long **syscall_table;

#define __NR_x32_recvmmsg 537

asmlinkage int (*orig_recvmmsg)(int sockfd, struct mmsghdr *msgvec, unsigned
int vlen, unsigned int flags, struct timespec *timeout);

static unsigned long **aquire_syscall_table(void)
  unsigned long int offset = PAGE_OFFSET;
  unsigned long **sct;

  while (offset < ULLONG_MAX) {
    sct = (unsigned long **)offset;
    if (sct[__NR_close] == (unsigned long *) sys_close) 
      return sct;
    offset += sizeof(void *);
  printk(KERN_ALERT "Unable to get syscall table\n");
  return NULL;

void set_addr_rw(long unsigned int _addr)
    unsigned int level;
    pte_t *pte = lookup_address(_addr, &level);
    if (pte->pte &~ _PAGE_RW) pte->pte |= _PAGE_RW;

void set_addr_ro(long unsigned int _addr)
    unsigned int level;
    pte_t *pte = lookup_address(_addr, &level);
    pte->pte = pte->pte &~_PAGE_RW;

asmlinkage int norecvmmsg(int sockfd, struct mmsghdr *msgvec, unsigned int
vlen, unsigned int flags, struct timespec *timeout) {

    printk(KERN_ALERT "x32 recvmmsg call intercepted\n");
    return -1;

static int __init init_recvmmsg(void) {

    if(!(syscall_table = aquire_syscall_table())) {
      printk(KERN_INFO "Unable to acquire syscall table\n");
      return -1;
    printk(KERN_ALERT "x32 recvmmsg disabled\n");
    set_addr_rw((unsigned long)syscall_table);
    orig_recvmmsg = (void*)syscall_table[__NR_x32_recvmmsg];
    syscall_table[__NR_x32_recvmmsg] = (unsigned long*)norecvmmsg;  
    set_addr_ro((unsigned long)syscall_table);
    return 0;

static void __exit exit_recvmmsg(void) {

    set_addr_rw((unsigned long)syscall_table);
    syscall_table[__NR_x32_recvmmsg] = (unsigned long*)orig_recvmmsg;  
    set_addr_ro((unsigned long)syscall_table);
    printk(KERN_ALERT "x32 recvmmsg restored\n");


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