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Subject[PATCH 4.19 15/97] vt: selection, close sel_buffer race
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From: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>

commit 07e6124a1a46b4b5a9b3cacc0c306b50da87abf5 upstream.

syzkaller reported this UAF:
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in n_tty_receive_buf_common+0x2481/0x2940 drivers/tty/n_tty.c:1741
Read of size 1 at addr ffff8880089e40e9 by task syz-executor.1/13184

CPU: 0 PID: 13184 Comm: syz-executor.1 Not tainted 5.4.7 #1
Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS 1.12.0-1 04/01/2014
Call Trace:
...
kasan_report+0xe/0x20 mm/kasan/common.c:634
n_tty_receive_buf_common+0x2481/0x2940 drivers/tty/n_tty.c:1741
tty_ldisc_receive_buf+0xac/0x190 drivers/tty/tty_buffer.c:461
paste_selection+0x297/0x400 drivers/tty/vt/selection.c:372
tioclinux+0x20d/0x4e0 drivers/tty/vt/vt.c:3044
vt_ioctl+0x1bcf/0x28d0 drivers/tty/vt/vt_ioctl.c:364
tty_ioctl+0x525/0x15a0 drivers/tty/tty_io.c:2657
vfs_ioctl fs/ioctl.c:47 [inline]

It is due to a race between parallel paste_selection (TIOCL_PASTESEL)
and set_selection_user (TIOCL_SETSEL) invocations. One uses sel_buffer,
while the other frees it and reallocates a new one for another
selection. Add a mutex to close this race.

The mutex takes care properly of sel_buffer and sel_buffer_lth only. The
other selection global variables (like sel_start, sel_end, and sel_cons)
are protected only in set_selection_user. The other functions need quite
some more work to close the races of the variables there. This is going
to happen later.

This likely fixes (I am unsure as there is no reproducer provided) bug
206361 too. It was marked as CVE-2020-8648.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
Reported-by: syzbot+59997e8d5cbdc486e6f6@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200210081131.23572-2-jslaby@suse.cz
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
drivers/tty/vt/selection.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++------
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/tty/vt/selection.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/vt/selection.c
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#include <linux/tty.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/mm.h>
+#include <linux/mutex.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/types.h>

@@ -43,6 +44,7 @@ static volatile int sel_start = -1; /*
static int sel_end;
static int sel_buffer_lth;
static char *sel_buffer;
+static DEFINE_MUTEX(sel_lock);

/* clear_selection, highlight and highlight_pointer can be called
from interrupt (via scrollback/front) */
@@ -173,7 +175,7 @@ int set_selection(const struct tiocl_sel
char *bp, *obp;
int i, ps, pe, multiplier;
u32 c;
- int mode;
+ int mode, ret = 0;

poke_blanked_console();
if (copy_from_user(&v, sel, sizeof(*sel)))
@@ -200,6 +202,7 @@ int set_selection(const struct tiocl_sel
if (ps > pe) /* make sel_start <= sel_end */
swap(ps, pe);

+ mutex_lock(&sel_lock);
if (sel_cons != vc_cons[fg_console].d) {
clear_selection();
sel_cons = vc_cons[fg_console].d;
@@ -245,9 +248,10 @@ int set_selection(const struct tiocl_sel
break;
case TIOCL_SELPOINTER:
highlight_pointer(pe);
- return 0;
+ goto unlock;
default:
- return -EINVAL;
+ ret = -EINVAL;
+ goto unlock;
}

/* remove the pointer */
@@ -269,7 +273,7 @@ int set_selection(const struct tiocl_sel
else if (new_sel_start == sel_start)
{
if (new_sel_end == sel_end) /* no action required */
- return 0;
+ goto unlock;
else if (new_sel_end > sel_end) /* extend to right */
highlight(sel_end + 2, new_sel_end);
else /* contract from right */
@@ -297,7 +301,8 @@ int set_selection(const struct tiocl_sel
if (!bp) {
printk(KERN_WARNING "selection: kmalloc() failed\n");
clear_selection();
- return -ENOMEM;
+ ret = -ENOMEM;
+ goto unlock;
}
kfree(sel_buffer);
sel_buffer = bp;
@@ -322,7 +327,9 @@ int set_selection(const struct tiocl_sel
}
}
sel_buffer_lth = bp - sel_buffer;
- return 0;
+unlock:
+ mutex_unlock(&sel_lock);
+ return ret;
}

/* Insert the contents of the selection buffer into the
@@ -351,6 +358,7 @@ int paste_selection(struct tty_struct *t
tty_buffer_lock_exclusive(&vc->port);

add_wait_queue(&vc->paste_wait, &wait);
+ mutex_lock(&sel_lock);
while (sel_buffer && sel_buffer_lth > pasted) {
set_current_state(TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE);
if (signal_pending(current)) {
@@ -358,7 +366,9 @@ int paste_selection(struct tty_struct *t
break;
}
if (tty_throttled(tty)) {
+ mutex_unlock(&sel_lock);
schedule();
+ mutex_lock(&sel_lock);
continue;
}
__set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
@@ -367,6 +377,7 @@ int paste_selection(struct tty_struct *t
count);
pasted += count;
}
+ mutex_unlock(&sel_lock);
remove_wait_queue(&vc->paste_wait, &wait);
__set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);


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