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SubjectRe: [PATCH] SCSI: aacraid: potential integer overflow in aac_get_containers()
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No, maximum_num_containers is not bounded to MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS,
it coud be very large. If you look at the code carefully:

if (maximum_num_containers < MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS)
maximum_num_containers = MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS;
MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS (32) is actually the *minimal* value of
maximum_num_containers, though I'm not sure what's the underlying
logic of this check.


- Haogang



On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Mark Salyzyn
<mark_salyzyn@us.xyratex.com> wrote:
> NAK
>
> I dispute that it is necessary or worth the additional abstraction,
> since MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS is in the order of 32, and
> sizeof(*fsa_dev_ptr) is in the range of 80 bytes ... There is a LONG
> road to hoe to get to the point of overload!
>
> kcalloc -> __kmalloc(size_t, flags | __GFP_ZERO);
> kzalloc -> kmalloc(size_t, flags | __GFP_ZERO);
> kmalloc -> __kmalloc(size_t, flags);
>
> kcalloc can not allocate a larger entity than kzalloc. But alas it can
> report that the size has exceeded ULONG_MAX so that part of the patch is
> VERY sound.
>
> Sincerely -- Mark Salyzyn
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-scsi-owner@vger.kernel.org
> [mailto:linux-scsi-owner@vger.kernel.org] On Behalf Of Haogang Chen
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:30 PM
> To: aacraid@adaptec.com
> Cc: JBottomley@parallels.com; linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org;
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; haogangchen@gmail.com
> Subject: [PATCH] SCSI: aacraid: potential integer overflow in
> aac_get_containers()
>
> There is a potential integer overflow in aac_get_containers(). When
> maximum_num_containers is large, the subsequent call to kzalloc() will
> allocate a buffer smaller than expected, which leads to memory
> corruption in the for loop.
>
> The patch replaces kzalloc with kcalloc.
>
> Signed-off-by: Haogang Chen <haogangchen@gmail.com>
> ---
>  drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c
> b/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c
> index 409f580..440b84d 100644
> --- a/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c
> +++ b/drivers/scsi/aacraid/aachba.c
> @@ -381,7 +381,7 @@ int aac_get_containers(struct aac_dev *dev)
>
>        if (maximum_num_containers < MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS)
>                maximum_num_containers = MAXIMUM_NUM_CONTAINERS;
> -       fsa_dev_ptr = kzalloc(sizeof(*fsa_dev_ptr) *
> maximum_num_containers,
> +       fsa_dev_ptr = kcalloc(maximum_num_containers,
> sizeof(*fsa_dev_ptr),
>                        GFP_KERNEL);
>        if (!fsa_dev_ptr)
>                return -ENOMEM;
> --
> 1.7.5.4
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