[Bridge] [PATCH] netfilter: ebtables: compat: fix a memory leak bug

Wenwen Wang wang6495 at umn.edu
Sat Jul 20 12:22:45 UTC 2019

From: Wenwen Wang <wenwen at cs.uga.edu>

In compat_do_replace(), a temporary buffer is allocated through vmalloc()
to hold entries copied from the user space. The buffer address is firstly
saved to 'newinfo->entries', and later on assigned to 'entries_tmp'. Then
the entries in this temporary buffer is copied to the internal kernel
structure through compat_copy_entries(). If this copy process fails,
compat_do_replace() should be terminated. However, the allocated temporary
buffer is not freed on this path, leading to a memory leak.

To fix the bug, free the buffer before returning from compat_do_replace().

Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wenwen at cs.uga.edu>
 net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c b/net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c
index 963dfdc..fd84b48e 100644
--- a/net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c
+++ b/net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c
@@ -2261,8 +2261,10 @@ static int compat_do_replace(struct net *net, void __user *user,
 	state.buf_kern_len = size64;
 	ret = compat_copy_entries(entries_tmp, tmp.entries_size, &state);
-	if (WARN_ON(ret < 0))
+	if (WARN_ON(ret < 0)) {
+		vfree(entries_tmp);
 		goto out_unlock;
+	}
 	tmp.entries_size = size64;

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