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#!/usr/bin/env python3
import os
Cursed Code.
This code literally patches your kernel memory, proceed at your own risk.
Tested on Ubuntu 17.10 and Arch, x86_64. Should work on other distros, maybe even other architectures!
Run with the "--override-checks" argument.
If you'd rather patch your drivers properly:
ksyms = {
line[2]: int(line[0], 16)
for line in
map(lambda l: l.strip().split(),
open("/proc/kallsyms", "r").readlines())}
patch_c = """
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <asm/pgtable.h>
static u32 ORIG_MAX = 16*1024;
static u32 NEW_MAX = 0x1000000;
/* borrowed from MUSL because I'm lazy AF */
static char *fourbyte_memmem(const unsigned char *h, size_t k, const unsigned char *n)
uint32_t nw = n[0]<<24 | n[1]<<16 | n[2]<<8 | n[3];
uint32_t hw = h[0]<<24 | h[1]<<16 | h[2]<<8 | h[3];
for (h+=3, k-=3; k; k--, hw = hw<<8 | *++h)
if (hw == nw) return (char *)h-3;
return 0;
static pte_t* (*lookup_addr)(unsigned long, unsigned int*) = (void *) PLACE2;
static void set_addr_rw(unsigned long addr) {
unsigned int level;
pte_t *pte = lookup_addr(addr, &level);
set_pte_atomic(pte, pte_mkwrite(*pte));
int init_module(void) {
void * ehci_urb_enqueue_start = (void *) PLACEHOLDER;
u32 * patch_addr;
printk(KERN_INFO "Patch module loaded\\n");
patch_addr = (u32 *) fourbyte_memmem(ehci_urb_enqueue_start, 0x400, (void *)&ORIG_MAX);
if (patch_addr == NULL) {
printk(KERN_INFO "Failed to find patch site :(\\n");
return -1;
printk(KERN_INFO "patch_addr: 0x%px\\n", patch_addr);
set_addr_rw((unsigned long)patch_addr);
*patch_addr = NEW_MAX;
printk(KERN_INFO "Patching done!\\n");
return -1;
""".replace("PLACEHOLDER", hex(ksyms["ehci_urb_enqueue"])).replace("PLACE2", hex(ksyms["lookup_address"]))
makefile = """
obj-m += patch.o
make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules
with open("patch.c", "w") as patchfile:
with open("Makefile", "w") as mf:
print("About to insert patch module, 'Operation not permitted' means it probably worked, check dmesg output.")
os.system("insmod patch.ko")

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micksavioz commented Mar 18, 2019


I try to run fusée gelée under kali-linux 64 (debian distrib with gnome)
I only have usb2 and try to patch it but dont arrive. Do you think it's easiest to find another laptop with usb3 ?

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