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Subject[PATCH net-next] br_netfilter: prevent UAF in brnf_exit_net()
Prevent a UAF in brnf_exit_net().

When unregister_net_sysctl_table() is called the ctl_hdr pointer will
obviously be freed and so accessing it righter after is invalid. Fix
this by stashing a pointer to the table we want to free before we
unregister the sysctl header.

Note that syzkaller falsely chased this down to the drm tree so the
Fixes tag that syzkaller requested would be wrong. This commit uses a
different but the correct Fixes tag.

/* Splat */

BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in br_netfilter_sysctl_exit_net
net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1121 [inline]
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in brnf_exit_net+0x38c/0x3a0
Read of size 8 at addr ffff8880a4078d60 by task kworker/u4:4/8749

CPU: 0 PID: 8749 Comm: kworker/u4:4 Not tainted 5.2.0-rc5-next-20190618 #17
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google
Workqueue: netns cleanup_net
Call Trace:
__dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
dump_stack+0x172/0x1f0 lib/dump_stack.c:113
print_address_description.cold+0xd4/0x306 mm/kasan/report.c:351
__kasan_report.cold+0x1b/0x36 mm/kasan/report.c:482
kasan_report+0x12/0x20 mm/kasan/common.c:614
__asan_report_load8_noabort+0x14/0x20 mm/kasan/generic_report.c:132
br_netfilter_sysctl_exit_net net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1121 [inline]
brnf_exit_net+0x38c/0x3a0 net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1141
ops_exit_list.isra.0+0xaa/0x150 net/core/net_namespace.c:154
cleanup_net+0x3fb/0x960 net/core/net_namespace.c:553
process_one_work+0x989/0x1790 kernel/workqueue.c:2269
worker_thread+0x98/0xe40 kernel/workqueue.c:2415
kthread+0x354/0x420 kernel/kthread.c:255
ret_from_fork+0x24/0x30 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:352

Allocated by task 11374:
save_stack+0x23/0x90 mm/kasan/common.c:71
set_track mm/kasan/common.c:79 [inline]
__kasan_kmalloc mm/kasan/common.c:489 [inline]
__kasan_kmalloc.constprop.0+0xcf/0xe0 mm/kasan/common.c:462
kasan_kmalloc+0x9/0x10 mm/kasan/common.c:503
__do_kmalloc mm/slab.c:3645 [inline]
__kmalloc+0x15c/0x740 mm/slab.c:3654
kmalloc include/linux/slab.h:552 [inline]
kzalloc include/linux/slab.h:743 [inline]
__register_sysctl_table+0xc7/0xef0 fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c:1327
register_net_sysctl+0x29/0x30 net/sysctl_net.c:121
br_netfilter_sysctl_init_net net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1105 [inline]
brnf_init_net+0x379/0x6a0 net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1126
ops_init+0xb3/0x410 net/core/net_namespace.c:130
setup_net+0x2d3/0x740 net/core/net_namespace.c:316
copy_net_ns+0x1df/0x340 net/core/net_namespace.c:439
create_new_namespaces+0x400/0x7b0 kernel/nsproxy.c:103
unshare_nsproxy_namespaces+0xc2/0x200 kernel/nsproxy.c:202
ksys_unshare+0x444/0x980 kernel/fork.c:2822
__do_sys_unshare kernel/fork.c:2890 [inline]
__se_sys_unshare kernel/fork.c:2888 [inline]
__x64_sys_unshare+0x31/0x40 kernel/fork.c:2888
do_syscall_64+0xfd/0x680 arch/x86/entry/common.c:301

Freed by task 9:
save_stack+0x23/0x90 mm/kasan/common.c:71
set_track mm/kasan/common.c:79 [inline]
__kasan_slab_free+0x102/0x150 mm/kasan/common.c:451
kasan_slab_free+0xe/0x10 mm/kasan/common.c:459
__cache_free mm/slab.c:3417 [inline]
kfree+0x10a/0x2c0 mm/slab.c:3746
__rcu_reclaim kernel/rcu/rcu.h:215 [inline]
rcu_do_batch kernel/rcu/tree.c:2092 [inline]
invoke_rcu_callbacks kernel/rcu/tree.c:2310 [inline]
rcu_core+0xcc7/0x1500 kernel/rcu/tree.c:2291
__do_softirq+0x25c/0x94c kernel/softirq.c:292

The buggy address belongs to the object at ffff8880a4078d40
which belongs to the cache kmalloc-512 of size 512
The buggy address is located 32 bytes inside of
512-byte region [ffff8880a4078d40, ffff8880a4078f40)
The buggy address belongs to the page:
page:ffffea0002901e00 refcount:1 mapcount:0 mapping:ffff8880aa400a80
flags: 0x1fffc0000000200(slab)
raw: 01fffc0000000200 ffffea0001d636c8 ffffea0001b07308 ffff8880aa400a80
raw: ffff8880a40785c0 ffff8880a40780c0 0000000100000004 0000000000000000
page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected

Memory state around the buggy address:
ffff8880a4078c00: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
ffff8880a4078c80: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fc
> ffff8880a4078d00: fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
ffff8880a4078d80: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
ffff8880a4078e00: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb

Fixes: 22567590b2e6 ("netfilter: bridge: namespace bridge netfilter sysctls")
Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <>
net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c | 4 +++-
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c b/net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c
index fd9e991c1189..d3f9592f4ff8 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c
+++ b/net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c
@@ -1116,9 +1116,11 @@ static int br_netfilter_sysctl_init_net(struct net *net)
static void br_netfilter_sysctl_exit_net(struct net *net,
struct brnf_net *brnet)
+ struct ctl_table *table = brnet->ctl_hdr->ctl_table_arg;
if (!net_eq(net, &init_net))
- kfree(brnet->ctl_hdr->ctl_table_arg);
+ kfree(table);

static int __net_init brnf_init_net(struct net *net)
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