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SubjectRe: [RFC] netfilter: cttimeout: remove VLA in ctnl_timeout_parse_policy
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Hi Pablo,

On 03/11/2018 05:04 PM, Pablo Neira Ayuso wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 12:47:55PM -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
>> In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLA and replace it
>> with dynamic memory allocation.
>
> Looks good but...
>
>> Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@embeddedor.com>
>> ---
>> net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c | 12 ++++++++++--
>> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c
>> index 95b0470..a2f7d92 100644
>> --- a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c
>> +++ b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c
>> @@ -52,18 +52,26 @@ ctnl_timeout_parse_policy(void *timeouts,
>> struct net *net, const struct nlattr *attr)
>> {
>> int ret = 0;
>> + struct nlattr **tb = NULL;
>
> I think we don't need to initialize this, right?
>

We actually do have to initialized it because in the unlikely case that
the code block inside the 'if' below is not executed, then we will end
up freeing an uninitialized pointer.

Thanks
--
Gustavo

>>
>> if (likely(l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_to_obj)) {
>> - struct nlattr *tb[l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max+1];
>> + tb = kcalloc(l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max + 1, sizeof(*tb),
>> + GFP_KERNEL);
>> +
>> + if (!tb)
>> + return -ENOMEM;
>>
>> ret = nla_parse_nested(tb, l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max,
>> attr, l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nla_policy,
>> NULL);
>> if (ret < 0)
>> - return ret;
>> + goto err;
>>
>> ret = l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_to_obj(tb, net, timeouts);
>> }
>> +
>> +err:
>> + kfree(tb);
>> return ret;
>> }
>>
>> --
>> 2.7.4
>>


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