[PATCH] media: gspca: stv06xx: Fix memleak in stv06xx subdrivers

Shuah Khan skhan at linuxfoundation.org
Fri Apr 23 20:56:26 UTC 2021


On 4/23/21 2:44 PM, Pavel Skripkin wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> On Fri, 23 Apr 2021 14:19:15 -0600
> Shuah Khan <skhan at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> On 4/22/21 12:55 PM, Pavel Skripkin wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> On Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:37:42 +0530
>>> Atul Gopinathan <atulgopinathan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> During probing phase of a gspca driver in "gspca_dev_probe2()", the
>>>> stv06xx subdrivers have certain sensor variants (namely, hdcs_1x00,
>>>> hdcs_1020 and pb_0100) that allocate memory for their respective
>>>> sensor which is passed to the "sd->sensor_priv" field. During the
>>>> same probe routine, after "sensor_priv" allocation, there are
>>>> chances of later functions invoked to fail which result in the
>>>> probing routine to end immediately via "goto out" path. While
>>>> doing so, the memory allocated earlier for the sensor isn't taken
>>>> care of resulting in memory leak.
>>>>
>>>> Fix this by adding operations to the gspca, stv06xx and down to the
>>>> sensor levels to free this allocated memory during gspca probe
>>>> failure.
>>>>
>>>> -
>>>> The current level of hierarchy looks something like this:
>>>>
>>>> 	gspca (main driver) represented by struct gspca_dev
>>>> 	   |
>>>> ___________|_____________________________________
>>>> |	|	|	|	|		| (subdrivers)
>>>> 			|			  represented
>>>>    			stv06xx			  by
>>>> "struct sd" |
>>>>    	 _______________|_______________
>>>>    	 |	|	|	|	|  (sensors)
>>>> 	 	|			|
>>>>    		hdcs_1x00/1020		pb01000
>>>> 			|_________________|
>>>> 				|
>>>> 			These three sensor variants
>>>> 			allocate memory for
>>>> 			"sd->sensor_priv" field.
>>>>
>>>> Here, "struct gspca_dev" is the representation used in the top
>>>> level. In the sub-driver levels, "gspca_dev" pointer is cast to
>>>> "struct sd*", something like this:
>>>>
>>>> 	struct sd *sd = (struct sd *)gspca_dev;
>>>>
>>>> This is possible because the first field of "struct sd" is
>>>> "gspca_dev":
>>>>
>>>> 	struct sd {
>>>> 		struct gspca_dev;
>>>> 		.
>>>> 		.
>>>> 	}
>>>>
>>>> Therefore, to deallocate the "sd->sensor_priv" fields from
>>>> "gspca_dev_probe2()" which is at the top level, the patch creates
>>>> operations for the subdrivers and sensors to be invoked from the
>>>> gspca driver levels. These operations essentially free the
>>>> "sd->sensor_priv" which were allocated by the "config" and
>>>> "init_controls" operations in the case of stv06xx sub-drivers and
>>>> the sensor levels.
>>>>
>>>> This patch doesn't affect other sub-drivers or even sensors who
>>>> never allocate memory to "sensor_priv". It has also been tested by
>>>> syzbot and it returned an "OK" result.
>>>>
>>>> https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?id=ab69427f2911374e5f0b347d0d7795bfe384016c
>>>> -
>>>>
>>>> Fixes: 4c98834addfe ("V4L/DVB (10048): gspca - stv06xx: New
>>>> subdriver.") Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
>>>> Suggested-by: Shuah Khan <skhan at linuxfoundation.org>
>>>> Reported-by: syzbot+990626a4ef6f043ed4cd at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
>>>> Tested-by: syzbot+990626a4ef6f043ed4cd at syzkaller.appspotmail.com
>>>> Signed-off-by: Atul Gopinathan <atulgopinathan at gmail.com>
>>>
>>> AFAIK, something similar is already applied to linux-media tree
>>> https://git.linuxtv.org/media_tree.git/commit/?id=4f4e6644cd876c844cdb3bea2dd7051787d5ae25
>>>
>>
>> Pavel,
>>
>> Does the above handle the other drivers hdcs_1x00/1020 and pb01000?
>>
>> Atul's patch handles those cases. If thoese code paths need to be
>> fixes, Atul could do a patch on top of yours perhaps?
>>
>> thanks,
>> -- Shuah
>>
>>
> 
> It's not my patch. I've sent a patch sometime ago, but it was reject
> by Mauro (we had a small discussion on linux-media mailing-list), then
> Hans wrote the patch based on my leak discoverage.
> 

Yes my bad. :)

> I added Hans to CC, maybe, he will help :)
> 

Will wait for Hans to take a look.

thanks,
-- Shuah


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