KASAN: use-after-free Read in cipso_v4_genopt

Paul Moore paul at paul-moore.com
Tue Mar 2 16:10:15 UTC 2021

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 6:03 AM Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov at google.com> wrote:


> Besides these 2 crashes, we've also seen one on a 4.19 based kernel, see below.
> Based on the reports with mismatching stacks, it looks like
> cipso_v4_genopt is doing some kind of wild pointer access (uninit
> pointer?).

Hmm, interesting.  Looking quickly at the stack dump, it appears that
the problem occurs (at least in the recent kernel) when accessing the
cipso_v4_doi.tags[] array which is embedded in the cipso_v4_doi
struct.  Based on the code in cipso_v4_genopt() it doesn't appear that
we are shooting past the end of the array/struct and the cipso_v4_doi
struct appears to be refcounted correctly in cipso_v4_doi_getdef() and
cipso_v4_doi_putdef().  I'll look at it some more today to see if
something jumps out at me, but obviously a reproducer would be very
helpful if you are able to find one.

It's also worth adding that this code really hasn't changed much in a
*long* time, not that this means it isn't broken, just that it might
also be worth looking at other odd memory bugs to see if there is
chance they are wandering around and stomping on memory ...

paul moore

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