path: root/include/net/tcp.h
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authorEric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>2016-08-17 05:56:26 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2016-08-18 23:22:57 -0700
commitbb1fceca22492109be12640d49f5ea5a544c6bb4 (patch)
tree7fb7a79f6c6b3d347642aa3b267eae8ccc01e487 /include/net/tcp.h
parente0d8b2908696d30583ae5764e33332e71cbbccc9 (diff)
tcp: fix use after free in tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue()
When tcp_sendmsg() allocates a fresh and empty skb, it puts it at the tail of the write queue using tcp_add_write_queue_tail() Then it attempts to copy user data into this fresh skb. If the copy fails, we undo the work and remove the fresh skb. Unfortunately, this undo lacks the change done to tp->highest_sack and we can leave a dangling pointer (to a freed skb) Later, tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue() can dereference this pointer and access freed memory. For regular kernels where memory is not unmapped, this might cause SACK bugs because tcp_highest_sack_seq() is buggy, returning garbage instead of tp->snd_nxt, but with various debug features like CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, this can crash the kernel. This bug was found by Marco Grassi thanks to syzkaller. Fixes: 6859d49475d4 ("[TCP]: Abstract tp->highest_sack accessing & point to next skb") Reported-by: Marco Grassi <marco.gra@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com> Cc: Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen@helsinki.fi> Cc: Yuchung Cheng <ycheng@google.com> Cc: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com> Acked-by: Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@google.com> Reviewed-by: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/net/tcp.h')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/net/tcp.h b/include/net/tcp.h
index c00e7d5..7717302 100644
--- a/include/net/tcp.h
+++ b/include/net/tcp.h
@@ -1523,6 +1523,8 @@ static inline void tcp_check_send_head(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb_unli
if (sk->sk_send_head == skb_unlinked)
sk->sk_send_head = NULL;
+ if (tcp_sk(sk)->highest_sack == skb_unlinked)
+ tcp_sk(sk)->highest_sack = NULL;
static inline void tcp_init_send_head(struct sock *sk)