[Drbd-dev] [PATCH] drbd: Fix kernel_sendmsg() usage

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Tue Nov 8 14:55:29 CET 2016


On 08.11.2016 14:43, Lars Ellenberg wrote:
> From 3a5859e696178e31a25e65de58c461046fc52beb Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at>
> Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 11:43:09 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] drbd: Fix kernel_sendmsg() usage - potential NULL deref
> drbd: Fix kernel_sendmsg() usage - potential NULL deref
> Don't pass a size larger than iov_len to kernel_sendmsg().
> Otherwise it will cause a NULL pointer deref when kernel_sendmsg()
> returns with rv < size.
> DRBD as external module has been around in the kernel 2.4 days already.
> We used to be compatible to 2.4 and very early 2.6 kernels,
> we used to use
>  rv = sock_sendmsg(sock, &msg, iov.iov_len);
> then later changed to
>  rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, size);
> when we should have used
>  rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, iov.iov_len);
> tcp_sendmsg() used to totally ignore the size parameter.
>  57be5bd ip: convert tcp_sendmsg() to iov_iter primitives
> changes that, and exposes our long standing error.
> Even with this error exposed, to trigger the bug, we would need to have
> an environment (config or otherwise) causing us to not use sendpage()
> for larger transfers, a flaky connection, and have it fail "just at the
> right time".  Apparently that was unlikely enough for most, so this went
> unnoticed for years.
> Still, it is known to trigger at least some of these,
> and suspected for the others:
> [0] http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2016-July/023112.html
> [1] http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-dev/2016-March/003362.html
> [2] https://forums.grsecurity.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4546
> [3] https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2336150
> [4] http://e2.howsolveproblem.com/i/1175162/
> This should go into 4.9,
> and into all stable branches since and including v4.0,
> which is the first to contain the exposing change.
> It is correct for all stable branches older than that as well
> (which contain the DRBD driver; which is 2.6.33 and up).
> It requires a small "conflict" resolution for v4.4 and earlier, with v4.5
> we dropped the comment block immediately preceding the kernel_sendmsg().
> Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
> Cc: viro at zeniv.linux.org.uk
> Cc: christoph.lechleitner at iteg.at
> Cc: wolfgang.glas at iteg.at
> Reported-by: Christoph Lechleitner <christoph.lechleitner at iteg.at>
> Tested-by: Christoph Lechleitner <christoph.lechleitner at iteg.at>
> Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at>
> Signed-off-by: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg at linbit.com>

Changing my patch is perfectly fine, but please clearly state it.
I.e. by adding something like that before your S-o-b.
[Lars: Massaged patch to match my personal taste...]


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