2 files changed, 21 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/security/Kconfig b/security/Kconfig
index 25ffe1b9dc98..5dfc206748cf 100644
@@ -104,6 +104,24 @@ config SECURITY_ROOTPLUG
If you are unsure how to answer this question, answer N.
+ int "Low address space to protect from user allocation"
+ depends on SECURITY
+ default 0
+ This is the portion of low virtual memory which should be protected
+ from userspace allocation. Keeping a user from writing to low pages
+ can help reduce the impact of kernel NULL pointer bugs.
+ For most users with lots of address space a value of 65536 is
+ reasonable and should cause no problems. Programs which use vm86
+ functionality would either need additional permissions from either
+ the LSM or the capabilities module or have this protection disabled.
+ This value can be changed after boot using the
+ /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr tunable.
diff --git a/security/security.c b/security/security.c
index b6c57a6b2ff5..d15e56cbaade 100644
@@ -23,7 +23,9 @@ extern struct security_operations dummy_security_ops;
extern void security_fixup_ops(struct security_operations *ops);
struct security_operations *security_ops; /* Initialized to NULL */
-unsigned long mmap_min_addr; /* 0 means no protection */
+/* amount of vm to protect from userspace access */
+unsigned long mmap_min_addr = CONFIG_SECURITY_DEFAULT_MMAP_MIN_ADDR;
static inline int verify(struct security_operations *ops)