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SubjectRe: KASAN poisoning for skb linear data
On Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:20:44 +0100
Dmitry Vyukov <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:15 PM, Dmitry Vyukov <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As far as I understand pskb_may_pull() plays important role in packet
> > parsing for all protocols. And we did custom fragmentation of packets
> > emitted via tun (IFF_NAPI_FRAGS). However, it seems that it does not
> > give any results (bugs found), and I think the reason for this is that
> > linear data is rounded up and is usually quite large. So if a parsing
> > function does pskb_may_pull(1), or does not do it at all, it can
> > usually access more and it will go unnoticed. KASAN has an ability to
> > do custom poisoning: it can poison/unpoison any memory range, and then
> > detect any reads/writes to that range. What do you think about adding
> > custom KASAN poisoning to pskb_may_pull() and switching it to
> > non-eager mode (pull only what was requested) under KASAN? Do you
> > think it has potential for finding important bugs? What amount of work
> > is this?
> Filed for this so
> it's not get lost.

Linux kernel networking does really use kernel bugzilla.
It is a conduit for bug reports but not used for managing most issues.

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