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SubjectRe: [PULL] vhost: cleanups and fixes
On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> + memset(&rsp, 0, sizeof(rsp));
> + rsp.response = VIRTIO_SCSI_S_FUNCTION_REJECTED;
> + resp = vq->iov[out].iov_base;
> + ret = __copy_to_user(resp, &rsp, sizeof(rsp));
>
> Is it actually safe to trust that iov_base has passed an earlier
> access_ok() check here? Why not just use copy_to_user() instead?

Good point.

We really should have removed those double-underscore things ages ago.

Also, apart from the address, what about the size? Wouldn't it be
better to use copy_to_iter() rather than implement it badly by hand?

Linus

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