From: Dominik Brodowski <email@example.com>
To: Arnd Bergmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Hyunwoo Kim" <email@example.com>,
"Greg Kroah-Hartman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Ilpo Järvinen" <email@example.com>,
"Paul Fulghum" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com, "Lubomir Rintel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pcmcia: synclink_cs: Fix use-after-free in mgslpc_ioctl()
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:02:35 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <YyLcG1hG5d6D4zNN@owl.dominikbrodowski.net> (raw)
Am Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 09:35:51AM +0200 schrieb Arnd Bergmann:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2022, at 4:08 AM, Hyunwoo Kim wrote:
> > There are 3 other pcmica drivers in the path
> > "drivers/char/pcmcia/synclink_cs.c",
> > the path of the "synclink_cs.c" driver I reported the UAF to.
> > A similar UAF occurs in the "cm4000_cs.c" and "cm4040_cs.c" drivers.
> > (this does not happen in scr24x_cs.c)
> > In the cm4000_cs.c driver, the race condition flow is tricky because of
> > the start/stop_monitor() functions.
> > The overall flow is similar to cm4040_cs.c.
> > Added one race condition to bypass the "dev->monitor_running" check.
> > So, should the above two drivers be removed from the kernel like the
> > synclink_cs.c driver?
> > Or should I submit a patch that fixes the UAF?
> There is a good chance that we can remove both now, along with the
> synclink_cs. The scr24x driver is from 2016, but of course the
> hardware is much older. The cm4040/cm4000 drivers are from 2005.
> My guess is that the hardware still exists in actively used systems,
> but none of them get upgraded to modern kernels any more.
> Let's just ask the driver authors (Lubomir and Harald) if they
> think the drivers may still be needed.
Actually, I'd prefer to apply a patch to fix this now-known problem first,
even if we deactive / remove these drivers immediately afterwards.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-09-15 8:03 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-09-13 5:20 [PATCH] pcmcia: synclink_cs: Fix use-after-free in mgslpc_ioctl() Hyunwoo Kim
2022-09-13 14:59 ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-09-13 15:14 ` Paul Fulghum
2022-09-13 15:43 ` Hyunwoo Kim
2022-09-15 2:08 ` Hyunwoo Kim
2022-09-15 7:35 ` Arnd Bergmann
2022-09-15 8:02 ` Dominik Brodowski [this message]
2022-09-15 9:00 ` Hyunwoo Kim
2022-09-16 5:03 ` Hyunwoo Kim
2022-09-15 14:05 ` Harald Welte
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