MELTDOWN CVE-2017-5754 Linux testing tools

Am I affected by Meltdown?! Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) checker

What am I?

Proof-of-concept /
Exploit /
Checks whether system is affected by Variant 3: rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754), a.k.a MELTDOWN.
The basic idea is that user will know whether or not the running system is properly patched with something like KAISER patchset (https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/10/31/884) for example.
*** Only works on Linux for now ***

How it works?

It works by using /proc/kallsyms to find system call table and checking whether the address of a system call found by exploiting MELTDOWN match the respective one in /proc/kallsyms.

What to do when you face this error “Unable to read /proc/kallsyms…”

That’s because your system may be preventing the program from reading kernel symbols in /proc/kallsyms due to /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict set to 1. The following command will do the tricky:

sudo sh -c "echo 0  > /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict"

Please open an issue if you have an idea on how to fallback to another approach in this scenario.

Getting started

Run make to compile the project

Example output for a system affected by Meltdown:

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Checking whether system is affected by Variant 3: rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754), a.k.a MELTDOWN ...
Checking syscall table (sys_call_table) found at address 0xffffffffaea001c0 ...
0xc4c4c4c4c4c4c4c4 -> That's unknown
0xffffffffae251e10 -> That's SyS_write
System affected! Please consider upgrading your kernel to one that is patched with KAISER
Check https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html for more details

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