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SubjectRe: [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] net: bluetooth: Fix null pointer deref in hci_phy_link_complete_evt
On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 07:30:10PM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 05:56:23PM +0530, Anmol Karn wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 30, 2020 at 11:19:17AM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 10:27:12PM +0530, Anmol Karn wrote:
> > > > Fix null pointer deref in hci_phy_link_complete_evt, there was no
> > > > checking there for the hcon->amp_mgr->l2cap_conn->hconn, and also
> > > > in hci_cmd_work, for hdev->sent_cmd.
> > > >
> > > > To fix this issue Add pointer checking in hci_cmd_work and
> > > > hci_phy_link_complete_evt.
> > > > [Linux-next-20200827]
> > > >
> > > > This patch corrected some mistakes from previous patch.
> > > >
> > > > Reported-by: syzbot+0bef568258653cff272f@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> > > > Link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?id=0d93140da5a82305a66a136af99b088b75177b99
> > > > Signed-off-by: Anmol Karn <anmol.karan123@gmail.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > net/bluetooth/hci_core.c | 5 ++++-
> > > > net/bluetooth/hci_event.c | 4 ++++
> > > > 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c b/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c
> > > > index 68bfe57b6625..996efd654e7a 100644
> > > > --- a/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c
> > > > +++ b/net/bluetooth/hci_core.c
> > > > @@ -4922,7 +4922,10 @@ static void hci_cmd_work(struct work_struct *work)
> > > >
> > > > kfree_skb(hdev->sent_cmd);
> > > >
> > > > - hdev->sent_cmd = skb_clone(skb, GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > + if (hdev->sent_cmd) {
> > > > + hdev->sent_cmd = skb_clone(skb, GFP_KERNEL);
> > > > + }
> > >
> > > How can sent_cmd be NULL here? Are you sure something previous to this
> > > shouldn't be fixed instead?
> >
> > Sir, sent_cmd was freed before this condition check, thats why i checked it,
>
> But it can not be NULL at that point in time, as nothing set it to NULL,
> correct?
>
> > i think i should check it before the free of hdev->sent_cmd like,
> >
> > if (hdev->sent_cmd)
> > kfree_skb(hdev->sent_cmd);
>
> No, that's not needed.
>
> What is the problem with these lines that you are trying to solve?
>
> > > > +
> > > > if (hdev->sent_cmd) {
> > > > if (hci_req_status_pend(hdev))
> > > > hci_dev_set_flag(hdev, HCI_CMD_PENDING);
> > > > diff --git a/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c b/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
> > > > index 4b7fc430793c..1e7d9bee9111 100644
> > > > --- a/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
> > > > +++ b/net/bluetooth/hci_event.c
> > > > @@ -4941,6 +4941,10 @@ static void hci_phy_link_complete_evt(struct hci_dev *hdev,
> > > > hci_dev_unlock(hdev);
> > > > return;
> > > > }
> > > > + if (!(hcon->amp_mgr->l2cap_conn->hcon)) {
> > > > + hci_dev_unlock(hdev);
> > > > + return;
> > > > + }
> > >
> > > How can this be triggered?
> >
> > syzbot showed that this line is accessed irrespective of the null value it contains, so added a
> > pointer check for that.
>
> But does hcon->amp_mgr->l2cap_conn->hcon become NULL here?

Sir, according to the report obtained by running decode_stacktrace on logs there is something getting null at this line, after verifying the buggy address i thought
it would be better to check this whole line.

will dig more deeper into this and will make appropriate changes in the next version, thanks for review.

Anmol Karn

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