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SubjectRe: [PATCH] wireless extensions: fix kernel heap content leak
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On Mon, 2010-08-30 at 11:03 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> Hi Johannes,
>
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:24:54PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> > --- wireless-testing.orig/net/wireless/wext-compat.c 2010-08-30 12:04:57.000000000 +0200
> > +++ wireless-testing/net/wireless/wext-compat.c 2010-08-30 12:11:32.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -1420,6 +1420,9 @@ int cfg80211_wext_giwessid(struct net_de
> > {
> > struct wireless_dev *wdev = dev->ieee80211_ptr;
> >
> > + data->flags = 0;
> > + data->length = 0;
> > +
> > switch (wdev->iftype) {
> > case NL80211_IFTYPE_ADHOC:
> > return cfg80211_ibss_wext_giwessid(dev, info, data, ssid);
>
> Thanks for all your work on this! Were you able to trigger the leak
> through cfg80211? If so, then this will need a CVE assigned and sent to
> stable too, I think.

Yes, I was, very easily, by doing an SIOCGIWESSID while unassociated,
with a large iwq->length set by userspace. I did CC stable on my patch,
but we can amend the commit by a CVE if so desired.

johannes



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