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SubjectRe: [PATCH][UML] Boot broken due to buffer overrun
Hi Balbir,

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Balbir Singh
<balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> mconsole_init() passed 256 bytes as length in os_create_unix_socket, while
> the sizeof UNIX_PATH_MAX is 108. This patch fixes that problem and avoids
> a big overrun bug reported on UML bootup.

Maybe mention that ->sun_path in struct sockaddr_un is UNIX_PATH_MAX
long which causes the problem?

> Reported-by: Vikas K Managutte <vikki.km@gmail.com>
> Reported-by: Sarvesh Kumar Lal Das <skldas@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>

> ---
>
> arch/um/drivers/mconsole_kern.c | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff -puN arch/um/drivers/mconsole_kern.c~fix-uml-buggy-socket-creation arch/um/drivers/mconsole_kern.c
> --- linux-2.6.28-rc6/arch/um/drivers/mconsole_kern.c~fix-uml-buggy-socket-creation 2008-11-29 15:29:04.000000000 +0530
> +++ linux-2.6.28-rc6-balbir/arch/um/drivers/mconsole_kern.c 2008-11-29 15:32:23.000000000 +0530
> @@ -16,6 +16,8 @@
> #include <linux/slab.h>
> #include <linux/syscalls.h>
> #include <linux/utsname.h>
> +#include <linux/socket.h>
> +#include <linux/un.h>
> #include <linux/workqueue.h>
> #include <linux/mutex.h>
> #include <asm/uaccess.h>
> @@ -785,7 +787,7 @@ static int __init mconsole_init(void)
> /* long to avoid size mismatch warnings from gcc */
> long sock;
> int err;
> - char file[256];
> + char file[UNIX_PATH_MAX];
>
> if (umid_file_name("mconsole", file, sizeof(file)))
> return -1;
> _
>
> --
> Balbir
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