[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v1] usbhid: Fix slab-out-of-bounds write in hiddev_ioctl_usage()

Peilin Ye yepeilin.cs at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 08:39:38 UTC 2020


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 10:16:37AM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> For some reason the reply-to header on your email is bogus:
> 
> Reply-To: 20200720121257.GJ2571 at kadam
> 
> "kadam" is a system on my home network.

Ah...I thought `Reply-To` and `In-Reply-To` are the same thing...Sorry
for the beginner's mistake...

> Yeah.  And in the caller it does:
> 
> drivers/hid/hid-core.c
>    297          if (!parser->local.usage_index) /* Ignore padding fields */
>    298                  return 0;
>    299  
>    300          usages = max_t(unsigned, parser->local.usage_index,
>                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>    301                                   parser->global.report_count);
>    302  
>    303          field = hid_register_field(report, usages, parser->global.report_count);
>                                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> So ->usages is always greater or equal to ->global.report_count.
> 
>    304          if (!field)
>    305                  return 0;
>    306  
>    307          field->physical = hid_lookup_collection(parser, HID_COLLECTION_PHYSICAL);
> 
> > 
> > Here, `values` equals to `global.report_count`. See how it is being
> > called:
> > 
> > drivers/hid/hid-core.c:303:
> > 
> >         field = hid_register_field(report, usages, parser->global.report_count);
> > 
> > In hid_open_report(), `global.report_count` can be set by calling
> > hid_parser_global().
> > 
> > However, the syzkaller reproducer made hid_open_report() to call
> > hid_parser_main() __before__ `global.report_count` is properly set. It's
> > zero. So hid_register_field() allocated `field` with `values` equals to
> > zero - No room for value[] at all. I believe this caused the bug.
> 
> I don't know if zero is valid or not.  I suspect it is valid.  We have
> no reason to think that it's invalid.

I see, I will stop guessing and wait for the maintainers' feedback.

Thank you,

Peilin Ye


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