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SubjectRe: [net] vhost: Use kzalloc() to allocate vhost_msg_node
On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 5:01 AM, Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 03:19:08PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
>> 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
>>
>> Is this patch going anywhere ?
>>
>> The patch fixes CVE-2018-1118. It would be useful to understand if and when
>> this problem is going to be fixed.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Guenter
>> > ---
>> > 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;
>
> As I pointed out, we don't need to init the whole structure. The proper
> fix is thus (I think) below.
>
> Could you use your testing infrastructure to confirm this fixes the issue?

Hi Michael,

syzbot is self-service, see:

https://github.com/google/syzkaller/blob/master/docs/syzbot.md#testing-patches


> Thanks!
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
>
> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/vhost.c b/drivers/vhost/vhost.c
> index f3bd8e941224..58d9aec90afb 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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