[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] net: can: prevent potential access of uninitialized value in canfd_rcv()

Anant Thazhemadam anant.thazhemadam at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 03:13:26 UTC 2020


In canfd_rcv(), cfd->len is uninitialized when skb->len = 0, and this
uninitialized cfd->len is accessed nonetheless by pr_warn_once().

Fix this uninitialized variable access by checking cfd->len's validity
condition (cfd->len > CANFD_MAX_DLEN) separately after the skb->len's
condition is checked, and appropriately modify the log messages that
are generated as well.
In case either of the required conditions fail, the skb is freed and
NET_RX_DROP is returned, same as before.

Reported-by: syzbot+9bcb0c9409066696d3aa at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
Tested-by: Anant Thazhemadam <anant.thazhemadam at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Anant Thazhemadam <anant.thazhemadam at gmail.com>
---
This patch was locally tested using the reproducer and .config file 
generated by syzbot.

 net/can/af_can.c | 19 ++++++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/can/af_can.c b/net/can/af_can.c
index ea29a6d97ef5..1b9f2e50f065 100644
--- a/net/can/af_can.c
+++ b/net/can/af_can.c
@@ -694,16 +694,25 @@ static int canfd_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb, struct net_device *dev,
 {
 	struct canfd_frame *cfd = (struct canfd_frame *)skb->data;
 
-	if (unlikely(dev->type != ARPHRD_CAN || skb->len != CANFD_MTU ||
-		     cfd->len > CANFD_MAX_DLEN)) {
-		pr_warn_once("PF_CAN: dropped non conform CAN FD skbuf: dev type %d, len %d, datalen %d\n",
+	if (unlikely(dev->type != ARPHRD_CAN || skb->len != CANFD_MTU)) {
+		pr_warn_once("PF_CAN: dropped non conform CAN FD skbuff: dev type %d, len %d\n",
+			     dev->type, skb->len);
+		goto free_skb;
+	}
+
+	// This check is made separately since cfd->len would be uninitialized if skb->len = 0.
+	else if (unlikely(cfd->len > CANFD_MAX_DLEN)) {
+		pr_warn_once("PF_CAN: dropped non conform CAN FD skbuff: dev type %d, len %d, datalen %d\n",
 			     dev->type, skb->len, cfd->len);
-		kfree_skb(skb);
-		return NET_RX_DROP;
+		goto free_skb;
 	}
 
 	can_receive(skb, dev);
 	return NET_RX_SUCCESS;
+
+free_skb:
+	kfree_skb(skb);
+	return NET_RX_DROP;
 }
 
 /* af_can protocol functions */
-- 
2.25.1



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