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SubjectRe: x25: possible skb leak on bad facilities
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There are two callers, when I was crashing it I don't remember it
using the backlog path.
x25_process_rx_frame is called from both x25_backlog_rcv and also
x25_receive_data (via x25_lapb_receive_frame)

But reviewing that second path now it looks like it will also leak, -1
would make it skip the kfree_skb there as well.
So patch looks good to me, when I have some time I'll run it through
the environment I had setup originally to confirm.

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:08 AM, Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com> wrote:
> Looking at the changes introduced in the commit below, we seem to
> introduce an skb leak when a packet with bad facilities are present:
>
>    commit a6331d6f9a4298173b413cf99a40cc86a9d92c37
>    Author: andrew hendry <andrew.hendry@gmail.com>
>    Date:   Wed Nov 3 12:54:53 2010 +0000
>
>        memory corruption in X.25 facilities parsing
>
> If I am understanding things correctly then we trigger a -1 return to
> the main packet dispatch loop, this being non-zero implies that we have
> requeued the skb and it should not be freed.  As it was not requeued,
> I believe the skb is no longer referenced and then is leaked.
>
> Perhaps someone better aquainted with this code could review my analysis
> in the patch leader below.  If accurate I believe we need the patch below
> to resolve this.  If it is not then I suspect a comment is required on
> the -1 return.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> -apw
>
> From 5728c05fb669e8ee1e6d20fb7a71916362039411 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:37:36 +0000
> Subject: [PATCH] x25: drop packet on invalid facility headers
>
> The commit below introduced additional checks for invalid facilities,
> and a new return path when these were detected:
>
>    commit a6331d6f9a4298173b413cf99a40cc86a9d92c37
>    Author: andrew hendry <andrew.hendry@gmail.com>
>    Date:   Wed Nov 3 12:54:53 2010 +0000
>
>        memory corruption in X.25 facilities parsing
>
> This new return path short circuits packet handling, the new return -1
> below:
>
>    static int x25_state1_machine(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb,
>                                                            int frametype)
>    {
>    [...]
>                        len = x25_parse_facilities(skb, &x25->facilities,
>                                                &x25->dte_facilities,
>                                                &x25->vc_facil_mask);
>                        if (len > 0)
>                                skb_pull(skb, len);
>                        else
>                                return -1;
>    [...]
>
> This return code is passed back up the chain (via x25_process_rx_frame)
> and is interpreted as below by the caller:
>
>    int x25_backlog_rcv(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
>    {
>        int queued = x25_process_rx_frame(sk, skb);
>
>        if (!queued)
>                kfree_skb(skb);
>
>        return 0;
>    }
>
> Here we interpret the non-zero status as indicating the skb has been
> requeued and should be preserved.  As we have not actually done so it
> will be leaked.
>
> Fix this up by indicating that the packet should be dropped.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
> ---
>  net/x25/x25_in.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/x25/x25_in.c b/net/x25/x25_in.c
> index f729f02..213b93a 100644
> --- a/net/x25/x25_in.c
> +++ b/net/x25/x25_in.c
> @@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ static int x25_state1_machine(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb, int frametyp
>                        if (len > 0)
>                                skb_pull(skb, len);
>                        else
> -                               return -1;
> +                               return 0;
>                        /*
>                         *      Copy any Call User Data.
>                         */
> --
> 1.7.1
>
>
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