[173/190] Revert "niu: fix missing checks of niu_pci_eeprom_read"
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Greg KH April 21, 2021, 1 p.m. UTC
This reverts commit 26fd962bde0b15e54234fe762d86bc0349df1de4.

Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
malicious" changes.  The result of these submissions can be found in a
paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).

Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
they actually are a valid fix.  Until that work is complete, remove this
change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the
codebase.

Cc: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@umn.edu>
Cc: Shannon Nelson <shannon.lee.nelson@gmail.com>
Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
 drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c | 10 ++--------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

Comments

Greg KH April 28, 2021, 7:08 a.m. UTC | #1
On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 03:00:48PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> This reverts commit 26fd962bde0b15e54234fe762d86bc0349df1de4.
> 
> Commits from @umn.edu addresses have been found to be submitted in "bad
> faith" to try to test the kernel community's ability to review "known
> malicious" changes.  The result of these submissions can be found in a
> paper published at the 42nd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
> entitled, "Open Source Insecurity: Stealthily Introducing
> Vulnerabilities via Hypocrite Commits" written by Qiushi Wu (University
> of Minnesota) and Kangjie Lu (University of Minnesota).
> 
> Because of this, all submissions from this group must be reverted from
> the kernel tree and will need to be re-reviewed again to determine if
> they actually are a valid fix.  Until that work is complete, remove this
> change to ensure that no problems are being introduced into the
> codebase.
> 
> Cc: Kangjie Lu <kjlu@umn.edu>
> Cc: Shannon Nelson <shannon.lee.nelson@gmail.com>
> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c | 10 ++--------
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
> index 707ccdd03b19..d70cdea756d1 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
> @@ -8097,8 +8097,6 @@ static int niu_pci_vpd_scan_props(struct niu *np, u32 start, u32 end)
>  		start += 3;
>  
>  		prop_len = niu_pci_eeprom_read(np, start + 4);
> -		if (prop_len < 0)
> -			return prop_len;
>  		err = niu_pci_vpd_get_propname(np, start + 5, namebuf, 64);
>  		if (err < 0)
>  			return err;
> @@ -8143,12 +8141,8 @@ static int niu_pci_vpd_scan_props(struct niu *np, u32 start, u32 end)
>  			netif_printk(np, probe, KERN_DEBUG, np->dev,
>  				     "VPD_SCAN: Reading in property [%s] len[%d]\n",
>  				     namebuf, prop_len);
> -			for (i = 0; i < prop_len; i++) {
> -				err = niu_pci_eeprom_read(np, off + i);
> -				if (err >= 0)
> -					*prop_buf = err;
> -				++prop_buf;
> -			}
> +			for (i = 0; i < prop_len; i++)
> +				*prop_buf++ = niu_pci_eeprom_read(np, off + i);
>  		}
>  
>  		start += len;
> -- 
> 2.31.1
> 

The commit here was incorrect, while it is nice to check if
niu_pci_eeprom_read() succeeded or not when using the data, any error
that might have happened was not propagated upwards properly, causing
the kernel to assume that these reads were successful, which results in
invalid data in the buffer that was to contain the successfully read
data.

I will keep the revert and fix this up properly in a latter submission.

greg k-h

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diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
index 707ccdd03b19..d70cdea756d1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/sun/niu.c
@@ -8097,8 +8097,6 @@  static int niu_pci_vpd_scan_props(struct niu *np, u32 start, u32 end)
 		start += 3;
 
 		prop_len = niu_pci_eeprom_read(np, start + 4);
-		if (prop_len < 0)
-			return prop_len;
 		err = niu_pci_vpd_get_propname(np, start + 5, namebuf, 64);
 		if (err < 0)
 			return err;
@@ -8143,12 +8141,8 @@  static int niu_pci_vpd_scan_props(struct niu *np, u32 start, u32 end)
 			netif_printk(np, probe, KERN_DEBUG, np->dev,
 				     "VPD_SCAN: Reading in property [%s] len[%d]\n",
 				     namebuf, prop_len);
-			for (i = 0; i < prop_len; i++) {
-				err = niu_pci_eeprom_read(np, off + i);
-				if (err >= 0)
-					*prop_buf = err;
-				++prop_buf;
-			}
+			for (i = 0; i < prop_len; i++)
+				*prop_buf++ = niu_pci_eeprom_read(np, off + i);
 		}
 
 		start += len;