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From: Greg KH <>
To: Dison River <>
Subject: Re: 'skb' buffer address information leakage
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 09:44:42 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jul 04, 2017 at 01:12:18PM +0800, Dison River wrote:
> Hi all:
> I'd found several address leaks of "skb" buffer.When i have a
> arbitrary address write vulnerability in kernel(enabled kASLR),I can
> use skb's address find sk_destruct's address and overwrite it. And
> then,invoke close(sock_fd) function can trigger the
> shellcode(sk_destruct func).
> In kernel 4.12-rc7
> drivers/net/irda/vlsi_ir.c:326           seq_printf(seq, "skb=%p
> data=%p hw=%p\n", rd->skb, rd->buf, rd->hw);

Irda doesn't even work, and will crash, so it's a bit hard to see this
as a "leakage" :)

I'm going to be ripping irda out soon anyway, so this isn't a real

> drivers/net/ethernet/netronome/nfp/nfp_net_debugfs.c:167
>          seq_printf(file, " frag=%p", skb);
> drivers/net/wireless/ath/wil6210/debugfs.c:926           seq_printf(s,
> "  SKB = 0x%p\n", skb);

debugfs is by nature, root-only access, so the potential for issues here
is lower than "any user can get this info".  That being said, patches
for these are always appreciated.

I also need to respin my "turn %p pointers off" patchset to prevent
future stuff like this from happening.  I want to get to that after
4.13-rc1 is out.


greg k-h

  parent reply	other threads:[~2017-07-04  7:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-04  5:12 'skb' buffer address information leakage Dison River
2017-07-04  5:27 ` Jakub Kicinski
2017-07-04  7:44 ` Greg KH [this message]
2017-07-04 18:13 ` Stephen Hemminger

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