[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] block/scsi-ioctl: Prevent kernel-infoleak in scsi_put_cdrom_generic_arg()

Jens Axboe axboe at kernel.dk
Mon Jul 27 16:25:42 UTC 2020

On 7/27/20 10:19 AM, Peilin Ye wrote:
> scsi_put_cdrom_generic_arg() is copying uninitialized stack memory to
> userspace due to the compiler not initializing holes in statically
> allocated structures. Fix it by initializing `cgc32` using memset().

Could also just add the appropriate pad, so the compiler does the
right thing.

diff --git a/block/scsi_ioctl.c b/block/scsi_ioctl.c
index ef722f04f88a..72108404718f 100644
--- a/block/scsi_ioctl.c
+++ b/block/scsi_ioctl.c
@@ -651,6 +651,7 @@ struct compat_cdrom_generic_command {
 	compat_int_t	stat;
 	compat_caddr_t	sense;
 	unsigned char	data_direction;
+	unsigned char	pad[3];
 	compat_int_t	quiet;
 	compat_int_t	timeout;
 	compat_caddr_t	reserved[1];

Jens Axboe

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