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authorDaniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>2015-09-10 02:10:57 +0200
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2015-09-09 21:43:22 -0700
commit6bb0fef489f667cf701853054f44579754f00a06 (patch)
tree65da22b6b07b2883c3171c256ef0e28482a49526 /net/netfilter
parenta66e36568e30ed3714c0e3a12bd3b64696343ff5 (diff)
netlink, mmap: fix edge-case leakages in nf queue zero-copy
When netlink mmap on receive side is the consumer of nf queue data, it can happen that in some edge cases, we write skb shared info into the user space mmap buffer: Assume a possible rx ring frame size of only 4096, and the network skb, which is being zero-copied into the netlink skb, contains page frags with an overall skb->len larger than the linear part of the netlink skb. skb_zerocopy(), which is generic and thus not aware of the fact that shared info cannot be accessed for such skbs then tries to write and fill frags, thus leaking kernel data/pointers and in some corner cases possibly writing out of bounds of the mmap area (when filling the last slot in the ring buffer this way). I.e. the ring buffer slot is then of status NL_MMAP_STATUS_VALID, has an advertised length larger than 4096, where the linear part is visible at the slot beginning, and the leaked sizeof(struct skb_shared_info) has been written to the beginning of the next slot (also corrupting the struct nl_mmap_hdr slot header incl. status etc), since skb->end points to skb->data + ring->frame_size - NL_MMAP_HDRLEN. The fix adds and lets __netlink_alloc_skb() take the actual needed linear room for the network skb + meta data into account. It's completely irrelevant for non-mmaped netlink sockets, but in case mmap sockets are used, it can be decided whether the available skb_tailroom() is really large enough for the buffer, or whether it needs to internally fallback to a normal alloc_skb(). >From nf queue side, the information whether the destination port is an mmap RX ring is not really available without extra port-to-socket lookup, thus it can only be determined in lower layers i.e. when __netlink_alloc_skb() is called that checks internally for this. I chose to add the extra ldiff parameter as mmap will then still work: We have data_len and hlen in nfqnl_build_packet_message(), data_len is the full length (capped at queue->copy_range) for skb_zerocopy() and hlen some possible part of data_len that needs to be copied; the rem_len variable indicates the needed remaining linear mmap space. The only other workaround in nf queue internally would be after allocation time by f.e. cap'ing the data_len to the skb_tailroom() iff we deal with an mmap skb, but that would 1) expose the fact that we use a mmap skb to upper layers, and 2) trim the skb where we otherwise could just have moved the full skb into the normal receive queue. After the patch, in my test case the ring slot doesn't fit and therefore shows NL_MMAP_STATUS_COPY, where a full skb carries all the data and thus needs to be picked up via recv(). Fixes: 3ab1f683bf8b ("nfnetlink: add support for memory mapped netlink") Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/netfilter')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue_core.c b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue_core.c
index 685cc6a17163..a5cd6d90b78b 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue_core.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue_core.c
@@ -301,7 +301,7 @@ nfqnl_build_packet_message(struct net *net, struct nfqnl_instance *queue,
__be32 **packet_id_ptr)
size_t size;
- size_t data_len = 0, cap_len = 0;
+ size_t data_len = 0, cap_len = 0, rem_len = 0;
unsigned int hlen = 0;
struct sk_buff *skb;
struct nlattr *nla;
@@ -360,6 +360,7 @@ nfqnl_build_packet_message(struct net *net, struct nfqnl_instance *queue,
hlen = min_t(unsigned int, hlen, data_len);
size += sizeof(struct nlattr) + hlen;
cap_len = entskb->len;
+ rem_len = data_len - hlen;
@@ -377,7 +378,7 @@ nfqnl_build_packet_message(struct net *net, struct nfqnl_instance *queue,
size += nla_total_size(seclen);
- skb = nfnetlink_alloc_skb(net, size, queue->peer_portid,
+ skb = __netlink_alloc_skb(net->nfnl, size, rem_len, queue->peer_portid,
if (!skb) {

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