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authorTomas Hozza <thozza@redhat.com>2012-11-08 09:53:29 (GMT)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2012-11-15 23:38:34 (GMT)
commit95a69adab9acfc3981c504737a2b6578e4d846ef (patch)
treea1723dbb78e14389441d0911e7a53398dfffa590 /tools/hv
parentaeba4a06f28fad11b1e61d150bd3cde3008b80c8 (diff)
tools: hv: Netlink source address validation allows DoS
The source code without this patch caused hypervkvpd to exit when it processed a spoofed Netlink packet which has been sent from an untrusted local user. Now Netlink messages with a non-zero nl_pid source address are ignored and a warning is printed into the syslog. Signed-off-by: Tomas Hozza <thozza@redhat.com> Acked-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools/hv')
-rw-r--r--tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c8
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c b/tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c
index 13c2a14..c1d9102 100644
--- a/tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c
+++ b/tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c
@@ -1486,13 +1486,19 @@ int main(void)
len = recvfrom(fd, kvp_recv_buffer, sizeof(kvp_recv_buffer), 0,
addr_p, &addr_l);
- if (len < 0 || addr.nl_pid) {
+ if (len < 0) {
syslog(LOG_ERR, "recvfrom failed; pid:%u error:%d %s",
addr.nl_pid, errno, strerror(errno));
close(fd);
return -1;
}
+ if (addr.nl_pid) {
+ syslog(LOG_WARNING, "Received packet from untrusted pid:%u",
+ addr.nl_pid);
+ continue;
+ }
+
incoming_msg = (struct nlmsghdr *)kvp_recv_buffer;
incoming_cn_msg = (struct cn_msg *)NLMSG_DATA(incoming_msg);
hv_msg = (struct hv_kvp_msg *)incoming_cn_msg->data;

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