crypto: mcryptd - Check mcryptd algorithm compatibility

commit 48a992727d82cb7db076fa15d372178743b1f4cd upstream.

Algorithms not compatible with mcryptd could be spawned by mcryptd
with a direct crypto_alloc_tfm invocation using a "mcryptd(alg)" name
construct.  This causes mcryptd to crash the kernel if an arbitrary
"alg" is incompatible and not intended to be used with mcryptd.  It is
an issue if AF_ALG tries to spawn mcryptd(alg) to expose it externally.
But such algorithms must be used internally and not be exposed.

We added a check to enforce that only internal algorithms are allowed
with mcryptd at the time mcryptd is spawning an algorithm.

Reported-by: Mikulas Patocka <>
Signed-off-by: Tim Chen <>
Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

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