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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix mem-leak in netfilter
Hi Grant,

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 08:42:53AM +1000, Grant Coady wrote:
> On Sun, 7 May 2006 11:36:40 +0200, Willy Tarreau <willy@w.ods.org> wrote:
>
> >On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 04:26:10AM +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> >> The Coverity checker spotted that we may leak 'hold' in
> >> net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_recent.c::checkentry() when the following
> >> is true :
> >> if (!curr_table->status_proc) {
> >> ...
> >> if(!curr_table) {
> >> ...
> >> return 0; <-- here we leak.
> >> Simply moving an existing vfree(hold); up a bit avoids the possible leak.
> >>
> >>
> >> (please keep me on CC when replying since I'm not subscribed
> >> to netfilter-devel)
> >>
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
> >> ---
> >>
> >> net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_recent.c | 2 +-
> >> 1 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >>
> >> --- linux-2.6.17-rc3-git12-orig/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_recent.c 2006-05-07 03:25:38.000000000 +0200
> >> +++ linux-2.6.17-rc3-git12/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_recent.c 2006-05-07 04:16:26.000000000 +0200
> >> @@ -821,6 +821,7 @@ checkentry(const char *tablename,
> >> /* Create our proc 'status' entry. */
> >> curr_table->status_proc = create_proc_entry(curr_table->name, ip_list_perms, proc_net_ipt_recent);
> >> if (!curr_table->status_proc) {
> >> + vfree(hold);
> >> printk(KERN_INFO RECENT_NAME ": checkentry: unable to allocate for /proc entry.\n");
> >> /* Destroy the created table */
> >> spin_lock_bh(&recent_lock);
> >> @@ -845,7 +846,6 @@ checkentry(const char *tablename,
> >> spin_unlock_bh(&recent_lock);
> >> vfree(curr_table->time_info);
> >> vfree(curr_table->hash_table);
> >> - vfree(hold);
> >> vfree(curr_table->table);
> >> vfree(curr_table);
> >> return 0;
> >
> >Seems valid for 2.4.32 too. I'm queuing it up for Marcelo.
>
> When CONFIG_PROC_FS is not set the function looks like it may exit
> without doing the vfree()s for stuff allocated above the #ifdef
> CONFIG_PROC_FS.

At first, I thought you were right. But after a night long rest,
I'm doubting. In fact, I'm not even sure that we can free 'hold' :

753 for(c = 0; c < ip_list_tot; c++) {
754 curr_table->table[c].last_pkts = hold + c*ip_pkt_list_tot;
755 }
756
So it seems like the vfree(hold) must not be performed if curr_table
is not unlinked. If this is the case, even Jesper's patch might be
wrong. Otherwise, vfree(hold) should be called unconditionnally
after #endif CONFIG_PROC_FS.

> I wonder if the larger view of the function is also correct? The
> coding style is difficult to work with as my terminal only goes to
> 156 characters wide ;)

Agreed ! Reading this code is really painful. Even after one long
night, I have huge trouble understanding it. Here are some good
excerpts, that we might honnestly call 'obfuscation' :

799 while( (last_table = find_table) && strncmp(info->name,find_table->name,IPT_RECENT_NAME_LEN) && (find_table = find_table->next) );
836 while( strncmp(info->name,curr_table->name,IPT_RECENT_NAME_LEN) && (last_table = curr_table) && (curr_table = curr_table->next) );
844 if(last_table) last_table->next = curr_table->next; else r_tables = curr_table->next;
I wonder how such unmaintainable code has been merged in the first
place. Obviously, Davem has never seen it ! He has already annoyed
me for 81-chars wide lines because his terminal is 80 columns. Or
he has given up from the very beginning. The fact is it's a tool
which has found a potential memory leak.

> Grant.

Regards,
Willy

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