[ima] 9165b814d2: BUG:kernel_NULL_pointer_dereference,address

Roberto Sassu roberto.sassu at huawei.com
Mon Mar 2 09:46:23 UTC 2020

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> Subject: [ima] 9165b814d2:
> BUG:kernel_NULL_pointer_dereference,address
> FYI, we noticed the following commit (built with gcc-7):
> commit: 9165b814d2bea8cfeb557505bb206396331e8192 ("[PATCH v2 8/8]
> ima: Use ima_hash_algo for collision detection in the measurement list")
> url: https://github.com/0day-ci/linux/commits/Roberto-Sassu/ima-support-
> stronger-algorithms-for-attestation/20200205-233901
> base: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/zohar/linux-integrity.git
> next-integrity


thanks for the report.

Yes, version 2 had a bug:

		ima_algo_array[i++].algo = HASH_ALGO_SHA1;

	if (ima_hash_algo_idx >= nr_allocated_banks) {
		ima_algo_array[i].tfm = ima_shash_tfm;
		ima_algo_array[i].algo = ima_hash_algo;

The code allocated ima_algo_array with size 1 (TPM was not found and
the default algorithm is SHA1).

However, later it initializes ima_algo_array for SHA1 and increments the
i variable. Since the code does not check if the default algorithm is SHA1,
the last part is also executed and causes corruption, because ima_algo_array
has only one element.

I fixed already this bug in version 3 of the patch set.



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