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SubjectRe: buffer overflow in /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports
[Vegard Nossum - Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 08:44:22PM +0200]
| Hi,
|
| I noticed that something weird is going on with /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports.
| This file is generated in net/sunrpc/sysctl.c, function proc_do_xprt(). When
| I "cat" this file, I get the expected output:
|
| $ cat /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports
| tcp 1048576
| udp 32768
|
| But I think that it does not check the length of the buffer supplied by
| userspace to read(). With my original program, I found that the stack was
| being overwritten by the characters above, even when the length given to
| read() was just 1. So I have created a test program, see it at the bottom of
| this e-mail. Here is its output:
|
...

Indeed, maybe just add checking for user buffer length?
As proc_dodebug() in this file are doing. I don't think
the user would be happy with his stack burned :)

Something like:
---
Index: linux-2.6.git/net/sunrpc/sysctl.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.git.orig/net/sunrpc/sysctl.c 2008-07-20 11:40:14.000000000 +0400
+++ linux-2.6.git/net/sunrpc/sysctl.c 2008-08-30 23:05:30.000000000 +0400
@@ -69,6 +69,8 @@ static int proc_do_xprt(ctl_table *table
return -EINVAL;
else {
len = svc_print_xprts(tmpbuf, sizeof(tmpbuf));
+ if (*lenp < len)
+ return -EFAULT;
if (!access_ok(VERIFY_WRITE, buffer, len))
return -EFAULT;


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