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

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Tue Nov 8 11:43:09 CET 2016

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.

Although the issue exists since day 0, only on non-ancient kernels
that contain change 57be5bdad759 ("ip: convert tcp_sendmsg() to iov_iter
primitives") it seems to trigger [0][1][2][3][4].

[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/

Fixes: b411b3637fa71fc ("The DRBD driver")
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>
 drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c
index 100be556e613..cbec781c2b57 100644
--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c
@@ -1871,7 +1871,7 @@ int drbd_send(struct drbd_connection *connection, struct socket *sock,
 	do {
-		rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, size);
+		rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, size - sent);
 		if (rv == -EAGAIN) {
 			if (we_should_drop_the_connection(connection, sock))

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