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SubjectRe: [PATCH] relay: handle alloc_percpu returning NULL in relay_open
On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 12:37:45PM +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> alloc_percpu() may return NULL, which means chan->buf may be set to
> NULL. In that case, when we do *per_cpu_ptr(chan->buf, ...), we
> dereference an invalid pointer:
>
> BUG: Unable to handle kernel data access at 0x7dae0000
> Faulting instruction address: 0xc0000000003f3fec
> ...
> NIP [c0000000003f3fec] relay_open+0x29c/0x600
> LR [c0000000003f3fc0] relay_open+0x270/0x600
> Call Trace:
> [c000000054353a70] [c0000000003f3fb4] relay_open+0x264/0x600 (unreliable)
> [c000000054353b00] [c000000000451764] __blk_trace_setup+0x254/0x600
> [c000000054353bb0] [c000000000451b78] blk_trace_setup+0x68/0xa0
> [c000000054353c10] [c0000000010da77c] sg_ioctl+0x7bc/0x2e80
> [c000000054353cd0] [c000000000758cbc] do_vfs_ioctl+0x13c/0x1300
> [c000000054353d90] [c000000000759f14] ksys_ioctl+0x94/0x130
> [c000000054353de0] [c000000000759ff8] sys_ioctl+0x48/0xb0
> [c000000054353e20] [c00000000000bcd0] system_call+0x5c/0x68
>
> Check if alloc_percpu returns NULL. Because we can readily catch and
> handle this situation, switch to alloc_cpu_gfp and pass in __GFP_NOWARN.
>
> This was found by syzkaller both on x86 and powerpc, and the reproducer
> it found on powerpc is capable of hitting the issue as an unprivileged
> user.
>
> Fixes: 017c59c042d0 ("relay: Use per CPU constructs for the relay channel buffer pointers")
> Reported-by: syzbot+1e925b4b836afe85a1c6@syzkaller-ppc64.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+587b2421926808309d21@syzkaller-ppc64.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+58320b7171734bf79d26@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Reported-by: syzbot+d6074fb08bdb2e010520@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Cc: Akash Goel <akash.goel@intel.com>
> Cc: Andrew Donnellan <ajd@linux.ibm.com> # syzkaller-ppc64
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.10+
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Axtens <dja@axtens.net>
>

So there is a CVE now, but it appears that the patch went nowhere.
Are there any plans to actually apply it ?

Thanks,
Guenter

> --
>
> There's a syz reproducer on the powerpc syzbot that eventually hits
> the bug, but it can take up to an hour or so before it keels over on a
> kernel with all the syzkaller debugging on, and even longer on a
> production kernel. I have been able to reproduce it once on a stock
> Ubuntu 5.0 ppc64le kernel.
>
> I will ask MITRE for a CVE - while only the process doing the syscall
> gets killed, it gets killed while holding the relay_channels_mutex,
> so it blocks all future relay activity.
> ---
> kernel/relay.c | 8 +++++++-
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/relay.c b/kernel/relay.c
> index ade14fb7ce2e..a376cc6b54ec 100644
> --- a/kernel/relay.c
> +++ b/kernel/relay.c
> @@ -580,7 +580,13 @@ struct rchan *relay_open(const char *base_filename,
> if (!chan)
> return NULL;
>
> - chan->buf = alloc_percpu(struct rchan_buf *);
> + chan->buf = alloc_percpu_gfp(struct rchan_buf *,
> + GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOWARN);
> + if (!chan->buf) {
> + kfree(chan);
> + return NULL;
> + }
> +
> chan->version = RELAYFS_CHANNEL_VERSION;
> chan->n_subbufs = n_subbufs;
> chan->subbuf_size = subbuf_size;
> --
> 2.20.1
>

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