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authorDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-09-27 20:24:54 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-09-27 20:24:54 -0700
commit01db403cf99f739f86903314a489fb420e0e254f (patch)
treebf04fbfb3ed88d6cf7abeea1ab5209be36907882 /net/core/iovec.c
parent0b20406cda621c2495d10baab1e87127ceb43337 (diff)
tcp: Fix >4GB writes on 64-bit.
Fixes kernel bugzilla #16603 tcp_sendmsg() truncates iov_len to an 'int' which a 4GB write to write zero bytes, for example. There is also the problem higher up of how verify_iovec() works. It wants to prevent the total length from looking like an error return value. However it does this using 'int', but syscalls return 'long' (and thus signed 64-bit on 64-bit machines). So it could trigger false-positives on 64-bit as written. So fix it to use 'long'. Reported-by: Olaf Bonorden <bono@onlinehome.de> Reported-by: Daniel Büse <dbuese@gmx.de> Reported-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/core/iovec.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/core/iovec.c b/net/core/iovec.c
index 1cd98df412df..e6b133b77ccb 100644
--- a/net/core/iovec.c
+++ b/net/core/iovec.c
@@ -35,9 +35,10 @@
* in any case.
-int verify_iovec(struct msghdr *m, struct iovec *iov, struct sockaddr *address, int mode)
+long verify_iovec(struct msghdr *m, struct iovec *iov, struct sockaddr *address, int mode)
- int size, err, ct;
+ int size, ct;
+ long err;
if (m->msg_namelen) {
if (mode == VERIFY_READ) {

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