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* [PATCH 1/2] Fix a NULL-ptr-deref bug in ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe
@ 2019-08-04  0:29 Hui Peng
  2019-08-10 10:13 ` Greg KH
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Hui Peng @ 2019-08-04  0:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: kvalo, davem
  Cc: Hui Peng, Mathias Payer, linux-wireless, netdev, linux-kernel

The `ar_usb` field of `ath6kl_usb_pipe_usb_pipe` objects
are initialized to point to the containing `ath6kl_usb` object
according to endpoint descriptors read from the device side, as shown
below in `ath6kl_usb_setup_pipe_resources`:

for (i = 0; i < iface_desc->desc.bNumEndpoints; ++i) {
	endpoint = &iface_desc->endpoint[i].desc;

	// get the address from endpoint descriptor
	pipe_num = ath6kl_usb_get_logical_pipe_num(ar_usb,
						endpoint->bEndpointAddress,
						&urbcount);
	......
	// select the pipe object
	pipe = &ar_usb->pipes[pipe_num];

	// initialize the ar_usb field
	pipe->ar_usb = ar_usb;
}

The driver assumes that the addresses reported in endpoint
descriptors from device side  to be complete. If a device is
malicious and does not report complete addresses, it may trigger
NULL-ptr-deref `ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe` and
`ath6kl_usb_free_urb_to_pipe`.

This patch fixes the bug by preventing potential NULL-ptr-deref.

Signed-off-by: Hui Peng <benquike@gmail.com>
Reported-by: Hui Peng <benquike@gmail.com>
Reported-by: Mathias Payer <mathias.payer@nebelwelt.net>
---
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c
index 4defb7a0330f..53b66e9434c9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath6kl/usb.c
@@ -132,6 +132,10 @@ ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe(struct ath6kl_usb_pipe *pipe)
 	struct ath6kl_urb_context *urb_context = NULL;
 	unsigned long flags;
 
+	/* bail if this pipe is not initialized */
+	if (!pipe->ar_usb)
+		return NULL;
+
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&pipe->ar_usb->cs_lock, flags);
 	if (!list_empty(&pipe->urb_list_head)) {
 		urb_context =
@@ -150,6 +154,10 @@ static void ath6kl_usb_free_urb_to_pipe(struct ath6kl_usb_pipe *pipe,
 {
 	unsigned long flags;
 
+	/* bail if this pipe is not initialized */
+	if (!pipe->ar_usb)
+		return;
+
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&pipe->ar_usb->cs_lock, flags);
 	pipe->urb_cnt++;
 
-- 
2.22.0


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* Re: [PATCH 1/2] Fix a NULL-ptr-deref bug in ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe
  2019-08-04  0:29 [PATCH 1/2] Fix a NULL-ptr-deref bug in ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe Hui Peng
@ 2019-08-10 10:13 ` Greg KH
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Greg KH @ 2019-08-10 10:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Hui Peng
  Cc: kvalo, davem, Mathias Payer, linux-wireless, netdev, linux-kernel

On Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 08:29:04PM -0400, Hui Peng wrote:
> The `ar_usb` field of `ath6kl_usb_pipe_usb_pipe` objects
> are initialized to point to the containing `ath6kl_usb` object
> according to endpoint descriptors read from the device side, as shown
> below in `ath6kl_usb_setup_pipe_resources`:
> 
> for (i = 0; i < iface_desc->desc.bNumEndpoints; ++i) {
> 	endpoint = &iface_desc->endpoint[i].desc;
> 
> 	// get the address from endpoint descriptor
> 	pipe_num = ath6kl_usb_get_logical_pipe_num(ar_usb,
> 						endpoint->bEndpointAddress,
> 						&urbcount);
> 	......
> 	// select the pipe object
> 	pipe = &ar_usb->pipes[pipe_num];
> 
> 	// initialize the ar_usb field
> 	pipe->ar_usb = ar_usb;
> }
> 
> The driver assumes that the addresses reported in endpoint
> descriptors from device side  to be complete. If a device is
> malicious and does not report complete addresses, it may trigger
> NULL-ptr-deref `ath6kl_usb_alloc_urb_from_pipe` and
> `ath6kl_usb_free_urb_to_pipe`.
> 
> This patch fixes the bug by preventing potential NULL-ptr-deref.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Hui Peng <benquike@gmail.com>
> Reported-by: Hui Peng <benquike@gmail.com>
> Reported-by: Mathias Payer <mathias.payer@nebelwelt.net>

Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

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