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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
> ---
> 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;


Let's just init the msg though.

OK it seems this is the best we can do for now,
we need a new feature bit to fix it for 32 bit
userspace on 64 bit kernels.

Does the following help?

Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>

diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
index f3bd8e9..58d9aec 100644
--- a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
+++ b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
@@ -2342,6 +2342,9 @@ struct vhost_msg_node *vhost_new_msg(struct vhost_virtqueue *vq, int type)
struct vhost_msg_node *node = kmalloc(sizeof *node, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!node)
return NULL;
+
+ /* Make sure all padding within the structure is initialized. */
+ memset(&node->msg, 0, sizeof node->msg);
node->vq = vq;
node->msg.type = type;
return node;
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