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SubjectRe: [PATCH] getsockopt() early argument sanity checking
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On Sunday 20 August 2006 01:48, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 03:05:32AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> > Willy,
> >
> > I propose the attached patch (extracted from 2.4.33-ow1) for inclusion
> > into 2.4.34-pre.
> >
> > (2.6 kernels could benefit from the same change, too, but at the moment
> > I am dealing with proper submission of generic changes like this that
> > are a part of 2.4.33-ow1.)
> >
> > The patch makes getsockopt(2) sanity-check the value pointed to by
> > the optlen argument early on. This is a security hardening measure
> > intended to prevent exploitation of certain potential vulnerabilities in
> > socket type specific getsockopt() code on UP systems.
> >
> > This change has been a part of -ow patches for some years.
>
> looks valid to me, merged.

Not to me. It heavily violates codingstyle and screws brains
with the non-indented else branches. Learn about goto.

> Thanks Alexander !
> Willy
>
>
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com>
> > GPG key ID: B35D3598 fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929 6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598
> > http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments
>
> > diff -urpPX nopatch linux-2.4.33/net/socket.c linux/net/socket.c
> > --- linux-2.4.33/net/socket.c Wed Jan 19 17:10:14 2005
> > +++ linux/net/socket.c Sat Aug 12 08:51:47 2006
> > @@ -1307,10 +1307,18 @@ asmlinkage long sys_setsockopt(int fd, i
> > asmlinkage long sys_getsockopt(int fd, int level, int optname, char *optval, int *optlen)
> > {
> > int err;
> > + int len;
> > struct socket *sock;
> >
> > if ((sock = sockfd_lookup(fd, &err))!=NULL)
> > {
> > + /* XXX: insufficient for SMP, but should be redundant anyway */
> > + if (get_user(len, optlen))
> > + err = -EFAULT;
> > + else
> > + if (len < 0)
> > + err = -EINVAL;
> > + else
> > if (level == SOL_SOCKET)
> > err=sock_getsockopt(sock,level,optname,optval,optlen);
> > else
>
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