vgacon: Fix a UAF in vgacon_invert_region

commit 513dc792d6060d5ef572e43852683097a8420f56 upstream.

When syzkaller tests, there is a UAF:
  BUG: KASan: use after free in vgacon_invert_region+0x9d/0x110 at addr
  Read of size 2 by task syz-executor.1/16489
  page:ffffea0000004000 count:0 mapcount:-127 mapping:          (null)
  page flags: 0xfffff00000000()
  page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected
  CPU: 1 PID: 16489 Comm: syz-executor.1 Not tainted
  Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 04/01/2014
  Call Trace:
    [<ffffffffb119f309>] dump_stack+0x1e/0x20
    [<ffffffffb04af957>] kasan_report+0x577/0x950
    [<ffffffffb04ae652>] __asan_load2+0x62/0x80
    [<ffffffffb090f26d>] vgacon_invert_region+0x9d/0x110
    [<ffffffffb0a39d95>] invert_screen+0xe5/0x470
    [<ffffffffb0a21dcb>] set_selection+0x44b/0x12f0
    [<ffffffffb0a3bfae>] tioclinux+0xee/0x490
    [<ffffffffb0a1d114>] vt_ioctl+0xff4/0x2670
    [<ffffffffb0a0089a>] tty_ioctl+0x46a/0x1a10
    [<ffffffffb052db3d>] do_vfs_ioctl+0x5bd/0xc40
    [<ffffffffb052e2f2>] SyS_ioctl+0x132/0x170
    [<ffffffffb11c9b1b>] system_call_fastpath+0x22/0x27
    Memory state around the buggy address:
     ffff8800000fff00: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
     00 00
     ffff8800000fff80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
     00 00 00
    >ffff880000100000: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
     ff ff ff

It can be reproduce in the linux mainline by the program:
  #include <stdio.h>
  #include <stdlib.h>
  #include <unistd.h>
  #include <fcntl.h>
  #include <sys/types.h>
  #include <sys/stat.h>
  #include <sys/ioctl.h>
  #include <linux/vt.h>

  struct tiocl_selection {
    unsigned short xs;      /* X start */
    unsigned short ys;      /* Y start */
    unsigned short xe;      /* X end */
    unsigned short ye;      /* Y end */
    unsigned short sel_mode; /* selection mode */

  #define TIOCL_SETSEL    2
  struct tiocl {
    unsigned char type;
    unsigned char pad;
    struct tiocl_selection sel;

  int main()
    int fd = 0;
    const char *dev = "/dev/char/4:1";

    struct vt_consize v = {0};
    struct tiocl tioc = {0};

    fd = open(dev, O_RDWR, 0);

    v.v_rows = 3346;
    ioctl(fd, VT_RESIZEX, &v);

    tioc.type = TIOCL_SETSEL;
    ioctl(fd, TIOCLINUX, &tioc);

    return 0;

When resize the screen, update the 'vc->vc_size_row' to the new_row_size,
but when 'set_origin' in 'vgacon_set_origin', vgacon use 'vga_vram_base'
for 'vc_origin' and 'vc_visible_origin', not 'vc_screenbuf'. It maybe
smaller than 'vc_screenbuf'. When TIOCLINUX, use the new_row_size to calc
the offset, it maybe larger than the vga_vram_size in vgacon driver, then
bad access.
Also, if set an larger screenbuf firstly, then set an more larger
screenbuf, when copy old_origin to new_origin, a bad access may happen.

So, If the screen size larger than vga_vram, resize screen should be
failed. This alse fix CVE-2020-8649 and CVE-2020-8647.

Linus pointed out that overflow checking seems absent. We're saved by
the existing bounds checks in vc_do_resize() with rather strict

	if (cols > VC_RESIZE_MAXCOL || lines > VC_RESIZE_MAXROW)
		return -EINVAL;

Fixes: 0aec4867dca14 ("[PATCH] SVGATextMode fix")
Reference: CVE-2020-8647 and CVE-2020-8649
Reported-by: Hulk Robot <>
Signed-off-by: Zhang Xiaoxu <>
[danvet: augment commit message to point out overflow safety]
Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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