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authorLen Brown <>2020-11-10 13:00:00 -0800
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2020-11-10 21:13:20 +0100
commit19f6d91bdad42200aac557a683c17b1f65ee6c94 (patch)
parentec9c6b417e271ee76d1430d2b197794858238d3b (diff)
powercap: restrict energy meter to root access
commit 949dd0104c496fa7c14991a23c03c62e44637e71 upstream. Remove non-privileged user access to power data contained in /sys/class/powercap/intel-rapl*/*/energy_uj Non-privileged users currently have read access to power data and can use this data to form a security attack. Some privileged drivers/applications need read access to this data, but don't expose it to non-privileged users. For example, thermald uses this data to ensure that power management works correctly. Thus removing non-privileged access is preferred over completely disabling this power reporting capability with CONFIG_INTEL_RAPL=n. Fixes: 95677a9a3847 ("PowerCap: Fix mode for energy counter") Signed-off-by: Len Brown <> Cc: Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/powercap/powercap_sys.c b/drivers/powercap/powercap_sys.c
index f808c5fa9838..3f0b8e2ef3d4 100644
--- a/drivers/powercap/powercap_sys.c
+++ b/drivers/powercap/powercap_sys.c
@@ -367,9 +367,9 @@ static void create_power_zone_common_attributes(
if (power_zone->ops->get_energy_uj) {
if (power_zone->ops->reset_energy_uj)
- dev_attr_energy_uj.attr.mode = S_IWUSR | S_IRUGO;
+ dev_attr_energy_uj.attr.mode = S_IWUSR | S_IRUSR;
- dev_attr_energy_uj.attr.mode = S_IRUGO;
+ dev_attr_energy_uj.attr.mode = S_IRUSR;
power_zone->zone_dev_attrs[count++] =