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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] vhost: Use kzalloc() to allocate vhost_msg_node
On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:45:02AM -0400, Kevin Easton wrote:
> The struct vhost_msg within struct vhost_msg_node is copied to userspace,
> so it should be allocated with kzalloc() to ensure all structure padding
> is zeroed.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kevin Easton <kevin@guarana.org>
> Reported-by: syzbot+87cfa083e727a224754b@syzkaller.appspotmail.com

Does it help if a patch naming the padding is applied,
and then we init just the relevant field?
Just curious.

> ---
> drivers/vhost/vhost.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> index f3bd8e9..1b84dcff 100644
> --- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> +++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> @@ -2339,7 +2339,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(vhost_disable_notify);
> /* Create a new message. */
> struct vhost_msg_node *vhost_new_msg(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq, int type)
> {
> - struct vhost_msg_node *node = kmalloc(sizeof *node, GFP_KERNEL);
> + struct vhost_msg_node *node = kzalloc(sizeof *node, GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!node)
> return NULL;
> node->vq = vq;
> --
> 2.8.1

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