[Linux-kernel-mentees] Analyze syzbot report technisat_usb2_rc_query KASAN

Phong Tran tranmanphong at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 00:49:26 UTC 2019


I did a checking for this report of syzbot [1]
 From the call stack of dump log:

There shows that a problem within technisat_usb2_get_ir()

BUG: KASAN: slab-out-of-bounds in technisat_usb2_get_ir 
drivers/media/usb/dvb-usb/technisat-usb2.c:664 [inline]
BUG: KASAN: slab-out-of-bounds in technisat_usb2_rc_query+0x5fa/0x660 
Read of size 1 at addr ffff8880a8791ea8 by task kworker/0:1/12

Take a look into while loop in technisat_usb2_get_ir().
I recognized that a problem. The loop will not break out with the 
condition doesn't reach. Then "b++" will go wrong and buffer will be 

while (1) {
	if (*b == 0xff) {
		ev.pulse = 0;
		ev.duration = 888888*2;
		ir_raw_event_store(d->rc_dev, &ev);

I would propose changing the loop condition by checking the address of 
the buffer. If acceptable, I will send this patch to the mailing-list.

-       while (1) {
+       while (b != (buf + 63)) {

Tested with syzbot, result is good [2].

[1] https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=eaaaf38a95427be88f4b
[2] https://groups.google.com/d/msg/syzkaller-bugs/CySBCKuUOOs/0hKq1CdjCwAJ


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