[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v2] net: fix uninit value error in __sys_sendmmsg

Anant Thazhemadam anant.thazhemadam at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 11:03:13 UTC 2020

The crash report indicated that there was a local variable;
----iovstack.i at __sys_sendmmsg created at:
 ___sys_sendmsg net/socket.c:2388 [inline]
 __sys_sendmmsg+0x6db/0xc90 net/socket.c:2480

 that was left uninitialized.

Initializing this stack to 0s prevents this bug from happening.
Since the memory pointed to by *iov is freed at the end of the function
call, memory leaks are not likely to be an issue.

syzbot seems to have triggered this error by passing an array of 0's as
a parameter while making the system call.

Reported-by: syzbot+09a5d591c1f98cf5efcb at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
Tested-by: syzbot+09a5d591c1f98cf5efcb at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
Signed-off-by: Anant Thazhemadam <anant.thazhemadam at gmail.com>
Changes from v1:
	* Fixed the build warning that v1 had introduced
 net/socket.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/socket.c b/net/socket.c
index 0c0144604f81..1e6f9b54982c 100644
--- a/net/socket.c
+++ b/net/socket.c
@@ -2398,6 +2398,7 @@ static int ___sys_sendmsg(struct socket *sock, struct user_msghdr __user *msg,
 	struct iovec iovstack[UIO_FASTIOV], *iov = iovstack;
 	ssize_t err;
+	memset(iov, 0, UIO_FASTIOV);
 	msg_sys->msg_name = &address;
 	err = sendmsg_copy_msghdr(msg_sys, msg, flags, &iov);

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