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SubjectRe: [PATCH] netfilter: nfnetlink: Remove VLA usage
Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
> In the quest to remove all stack VLA usage from the kernel[1], this
> allocates the maximum size expected for all possible attrs and adds
> a sanity-check to make sure nothing gets out of sync.
>
> [1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/CA+55aFzCG-zNmZwX4A2FQpadafLfEzK6CC=qPXydAacU1RqZWA@mail.gmail.com
>
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> ---
> net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c
> index 03ead8a9e90c..0cb395f9627e 100644
> --- a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c
> +++ b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink.c
> @@ -28,6 +28,7 @@
>
> #include <net/netlink.h>
> #include <linux/netfilter/nfnetlink.h>
> +#include <linux/netfilter/nf_tables.h>
>
> const struct nfnetlink_subsystem __rcu *subsys;
> @@ -185,11 +191,17 @@ static int nfnetlink_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
> {
> int min_len = nlmsg_total_size(sizeof(struct nfgenmsg));
> u8 cb_id = NFNL_MSG_TYPE(nlh->nlmsg_type);
> - struct nlattr *cda[ss->cb[cb_id].attr_count + 1];
> + struct nlattr *cda[NFTA_MAX_ATTR + 1];
> struct nlattr *attr = (void *)nlh + min_len;
> int attrlen = nlh->nlmsg_len - min_len;
> __u8 subsys_id = NFNL_SUBSYS_ID(type);
>
> + /* Sanity-check NFTA_MAX_ATTR */
> + if (ss->cb[cb_id].attr_count > NFTA_MAX_ATTR) {
> + rcu_read_unlock();
> + return -ENOMEM;
> + }

Would you mind also adding check to nfnetlink_subsys_register, plus WARN()?

That way we'll see that NFTA_MAX_ATTR isn't large enough by virtue
of registration rather than actual use.

Other than that this looks fine to me.

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