[PATCH 3/7] lib/digsig: fix dereference of NULL user_key_payload

Eric Biggers ebiggers3 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 21:25:58 UTC 2017

From: Eric Biggers <ebiggers at google.com>

digsig_verify() requests a user key, then accesses its payload.
However, a revoked key has a NULL payload, and we failed to check for
this.  request_key() *does* skip revoked keys, but there is still a
window where the key can be revoked before we acquire its semaphore.

Fix it by checking for a NULL payload, treating it like a key which was
already revoked at the time it was requested.

Fixes: 051dbb918c7f ("crypto: digital signature verification support")
Cc: <stable at vger.kernel.org>    [v3.3+]
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <ebiggers at google.com>
 lib/digsig.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/digsig.c b/lib/digsig.c
index 03d7c63837ae..6ba6fcd92dd1 100644
--- a/lib/digsig.c
+++ b/lib/digsig.c
@@ -87,6 +87,12 @@ static int digsig_verify_rsa(struct key *key,
 	ukp = user_key_payload_locked(key);
+	if (!ukp) {
+		/* key was revoked before we acquired its semaphore */
+		err = -EKEYREVOKED;
+		goto err1;
+	}
 	if (ukp->datalen < sizeof(*pkh))
 		goto err1;

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