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authorDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-04-11 16:15:36 -0400
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2014-04-11 16:15:36 -0400
commit676d23690fb62b5d51ba5d659935e9f7d9da9f8e (patch)
treef6fbceee43e05c724868153ca37b702fb5e43b8c /net/vmw_vsock
parentad20d5f673898578f9d8a156d7a4c921f5ca4584 (diff)
net: Fix use after free by removing length arg from sk_data_ready callbacks.
Several spots in the kernel perform a sequence like: skb_queue_tail(&sk->s_receive_queue, skb); sk->sk_data_ready(sk, skb->len); But at the moment we place the SKB onto the socket receive queue it can be consumed and freed up. So this skb->len access is potentially to freed up memory. Furthermore, the skb->len can be modified by the consumer so it is possible that the value isn't accurate. And finally, no actual implementation of this callback actually uses the length argument. And since nobody actually cared about it's value, lots of call sites pass arbitrary values in such as '0' and even '1'. So just remove the length argument from the callback, that way there is no confusion whatsoever and all of these use-after-free cases get fixed as a side effect. Based upon a patch by Eric Dumazet and his suggestion to audit this issue tree-wide. Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/vmw_vsock')
2 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c b/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c
index 9a730744e7bc..9b7f207f2bee 100644
--- a/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c
+++ b/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify.c
@@ -315,7 +315,7 @@ vmci_transport_handle_wrote(struct sock *sk,
struct vsock_sock *vsk = vsock_sk(sk);
PKT_FIELD(vsk, sent_waiting_read) = false;
- sk->sk_data_ready(sk, 0);
+ sk->sk_data_ready(sk);
static void vmci_transport_notify_pkt_socket_init(struct sock *sk)
diff --git a/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c b/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c
index 622bd7aa1016..dc9c7929a2f9 100644
--- a/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c
+++ b/net/vmw_vsock/vmci_transport_notify_qstate.c
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ vmci_transport_handle_wrote(struct sock *sk,
bool bottom_half,
struct sockaddr_vm *dst, struct sockaddr_vm *src)
- sk->sk_data_ready(sk, 0);
+ sk->sk_data_ready(sk);
static void vsock_block_update_write_window(struct sock *sk)
@@ -290,7 +290,7 @@ vmci_transport_notify_pkt_recv_post_dequeue(
/* See the comment in
* vmci_transport_notify_pkt_send_post_enqueue().
- sk->sk_data_ready(sk, 0);
+ sk->sk_data_ready(sk);
return err;

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