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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fbdev: potential information leak in do_fb_ioctl()
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On 10/29/19 8:02 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com> writes:
>
>> The "fix" struct has a 2 byte hole after ->ywrapstep and the
>> "fix = info->fix;" assignment doesn't necessarily clear it. It depends
>> on the compiler.
>>
>> Fixes: 1f5e31d7e55a ("fbmem: don't call copy_from/to_user() with mutex held")
>> Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
>> ---
>> I have 13 more similar places to patch... I'm not totally sure I
>> understand all the issues involved.
>
> What I have done in a similar situation with struct siginfo, is that
> where the structure first appears I have initialized it with memset,
> and then field by field.
>
> Then when the structure is copied I copy the structure with memcpy.
>
> That ensures all of the bytes in the original structure are initialized
> and that all of the bytes are copied.
>
> The goal is to avoid memory that has values of the previous users of
> that memory region from leaking to userspace. Which depending on who
> the previous user of that memory region is could tell userspace
> information about what the kernel is doing that it should not be allowed
> to find out.
>
> I tried to trace through where "info" and thus presumably "info->fix" is
> coming from and only made it as far as register_framebuffer. Given

"info" (and thus "info->fix") comes from framebuffer_alloc() (which is
called by fbdev device drivers prior to registering "info" with
register_framebuffer()). framebuffer_alloc() does kzalloc() on "info".

Therefore shouldn't memcpy() (as suggested by Jeo Perches) be enough?

Best regards,
--
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics

> that I suspect a local memset, and then a field by field copy right
> before copy_to_user might be a sound solution. But ick. That is a lot
> of fields to copy.
>
>
> Eric
>
>
>
>> drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c | 1 +
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c
>> index 6f6fc785b545..b4ce6a28aed9 100644
>> --- a/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c
>> +++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c
>> @@ -1109,6 +1109,7 @@ static long do_fb_ioctl(struct fb_info *info, unsigned int cmd,
>> ret = -EFAULT;
>> break;
>> case FBIOGET_FSCREENINFO:
>> + memset(&fix, 0, sizeof(fix));
>> lock_fb_info(info);
>> fix = info->fix;
>> if (info->flags & FBINFO_HIDE_SMEM_START)

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