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From: David Howells <>
	Hillf Danton <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH net] rxrpc: Fix clearance of Tx/Rx ring when releasing a call
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:47:56 +0000
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At the end of rxrpc_release_call(), rxrpc_cleanup_ring() is called to clear
the Rx/Tx skbuff ring, but this doesn't lock the ring whilst it's accessing
it.  Unfortunately, rxrpc_resend() might be trying to retransmit a packet
concurrently with this - and whilst it does lock the ring, this isn't
protection against rxrpc_cleanup_call().

Fix this by removing the call to rxrpc_cleanup_ring() from
rxrpc_release_call().  rxrpc_cleanup_ring() will be called again anyway
from rxrpc_cleanup_call().  The earlier call is just an optimisation to
recycle skbuffs more quickly.

Alternative solutions include rxrpc_release_call() could try to cancel the
work item or wait for it to complete or rxrpc_cleanup_ring() could lock
when accessing the ring (which would require a bh lock).

This can produce a report like the following:

  BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in rxrpc_send_data_packet+0x19b4/0x1e70 net/rxrpc/output.c:372
  Read of size 4 at addr ffff888011606e04 by task kworker/0:0/5
  Workqueue: krxrpcd rxrpc_process_call
  Call Trace:
   kasan_report.cold+0x79/0xd5 mm/kasan/report.c:413
   rxrpc_send_data_packet+0x19b4/0x1e70 net/rxrpc/output.c:372
   rxrpc_resend net/rxrpc/call_event.c:266 [inline]
   rxrpc_process_call+0x1634/0x1f60 net/rxrpc/call_event.c:412
   process_one_work+0x98d/0x15f0 kernel/workqueue.c:2275

  Allocated by task 2318:
   sock_alloc_send_pskb+0x793/0x920 net/core/sock.c:2348
   rxrpc_send_data+0xb51/0x2bf0 net/rxrpc/sendmsg.c:358
   rxrpc_do_sendmsg+0xc03/0x1350 net/rxrpc/sendmsg.c:744
   rxrpc_sendmsg+0x420/0x630 net/rxrpc/af_rxrpc.c:560

  Freed by task 2318:
   kfree_skb+0x140/0x3f0 net/core/skbuff.c:704
   rxrpc_free_skb+0x11d/0x150 net/rxrpc/skbuff.c:78
   rxrpc_cleanup_ring net/rxrpc/call_object.c:485 [inline]
   rxrpc_release_call+0x5dd/0x860 net/rxrpc/call_object.c:552
   rxrpc_release_calls_on_socket+0x21c/0x300 net/rxrpc/call_object.c:579
   rxrpc_release_sock net/rxrpc/af_rxrpc.c:885 [inline]
   rxrpc_release+0x263/0x5a0 net/rxrpc/af_rxrpc.c:916
   __sock_release+0xcd/0x280 net/socket.c:597

  The buggy address belongs to the object at ffff888011606dc0
   which belongs to the cache skbuff_head_cache of size 232

Fixes: 248f219cb8bc ("rxrpc: Rewrite the data and ack handling code")
Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
cc: Hillf Danton <>

 net/rxrpc/call_object.c |    2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/rxrpc/call_object.c b/net/rxrpc/call_object.c
index c845594b663f..4eb91d958a48 100644
--- a/net/rxrpc/call_object.c
+++ b/net/rxrpc/call_object.c
@@ -548,8 +548,6 @@ void rxrpc_release_call(struct rxrpc_sock *rx, struct rxrpc_call *call)
 	if (call->security)
-	rxrpc_cleanup_ring(call);

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