CVE-2017-11472: Linux kernel ACPI KASLR vulnerability

The acpi_ns_terminate() function in drivers/acpi/acpica/nsutils.c in the Linux kernel before 4.12 does not flush the operand cache and causes a kernel stack dump, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory and bypass the KASLR protection mechanism (in the kernel through 4.9) via a crafted ACPI table.

[…]This causes a security threat because the old kernel (<= 4.9) shows memory locations of kernel functions in stack dump, therefore kernel ASLR can be neutralized. To fix ACPI operand leak for enhancing security, I made a patch which removes the ACPI_EXEC_APP define in acpi_ns_terminate() function for executing the deletion code unconditionally.[…]


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