From: Tom Parkin <email@example.com> To: Guillaume Nault <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Re: [BUG] net/ppp: A use after free in ppp_unregister_channe Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:58:07 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20210315165807.GB4219@katalix.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <20210315121824.GC4296@linux.home> [-- Attachment #1: Type: text/plain, Size: 2494 bytes --] On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 13:18:24 +0100, Guillaume Nault wrote: > On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:47:53PM +0800, email@example.com wrote: > > > > > > > > > -----原始邮件----- > > > 发件人: "Tom Parkin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > 发送时间: 2021-03-12 18:12:58 (星期五) > > > 收件人: email@example.com > > > 抄送: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org > > > 主题: Re: [BUG] net/ppp: A use after free in ppp_unregister_channe > > > > > > Thanks for the report! > > > > > > On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 20:34:44 +0800, email@example.com wrote: > > > > File: drivers/net/ppp/ppp_generic.c > > > > > > > > In ppp_unregister_channel, pch could be freed in ppp_unbridge_channels() > > > > but after that pch is still in use. Inside the function ppp_unbridge_channels, > > > > if "pchbb == pch" is true and then pch will be freed. > > > > > > Do you have a way to reproduce a use-after-free scenario? > > > > > > From static analysis I'm not sure how pch would be freed in > > > ppp_unbridge_channels when called via. ppp_unregister_channel. > > > > > > In theory (at least!) the caller of ppp_register_net_channel holds > > > a reference on struct channel which ppp_unregister_channel drops. > > > > > > Each channel in a bridged pair holds a reference on the other. > > > > > > Hence on return from ppp_unbridge_channels, the channel should not have > > > been freed (in this code path) because the ppp_register_net_channel > > > reference has not yet been dropped. > > > > > > Maybe there is an issue with the reference counting or a race of some > > > sort? > > > > > > > I checked the commit history and found that this problem is introduced from > > > > 4cf476ced45d7 ("ppp: add PPPIOCBRIDGECHAN and PPPIOCUNBRIDGECHAN ioctls"). > > > > > > > > I have no idea about how to generate a suitable patch, sorry. > > > > This issue was reported by a path-sensitive static analyzer developed by our Lab, > > thus i have not a crash or bug log. > > > > As the return type of ppp_unbridge_channels() is a int, can we return a value to > > inform caller that the channel is freed? > > I don't think this is going to improve anything, as > ppp_unregister_channel() couldn't take any corrective action anyway. I agree with you to be honest. I think the best ppp_unregister_channel could to is to not access pch again. [-- Attachment #2: signature.asc --] [-- Type: application/pgp-signature, Size: 488 bytes --]
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-03-15 16:58 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2021-03-11 12:34 lyl2019 2021-03-12 10:12 ` Tom Parkin 2021-03-12 14:47 ` lyl2019 2021-03-15 9:57 ` Tom Parkin 2021-03-15 12:18 ` Guillaume Nault 2021-03-15 16:58 ` Tom Parkin [this message] 2021-03-15 12:04 ` Guillaume Nault 2021-03-15 11:50 ` Guillaume Nault
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