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    Subject[34-longterm 084/196] nfs4: Ensure that ACL pages sent over NFS were not allocated from the slab (v3)
    From: Neil Horman <>

    This is a commit scheduled for the next v2.6.34 longterm release.
    If you see a problem with using this for longterm, please comment.

    commit e9e3d724e2145f5039b423c290ce2b2c3d8f94bc upstream.

    The "bad_page()" page allocator sanity check was reported recently (call
    chain as follows):


    It occurs because an skb with a fraglist was freed from the tcp
    retransmit queue when it was acked, but a page on that fraglist had
    PG_Slab set (indicating it was allocated from the Slab allocator (which
    means the free path above can't safely free it via put_page.

    We tracked this back to an nfsv4 setacl operation, in which the nfs code
    attempted to fill convert the passed in buffer to an array of pages in
    __nfs4_proc_set_acl, which gets used by the skb->frags list in
    xs_sendpages. __nfs4_proc_set_acl just converts each page in the buffer
    to a page struct via virt_to_page, but the vfs allocates the buffer via
    kmalloc, meaning the PG_slab bit is set. We can't create a buffer with
    kmalloc and free it later in the tcp ack path with put_page, so we need
    to either:

    1) ensure that when we create the list of pages, no page struct has
    PG_Slab set


    2) not use a page list to send this data

    Given that these buffers can be multiple pages and arbitrarily sized, I
    think (1) is the right way to go. I've written the below patch to
    allocate a page from the buddy allocator directly and copy the data over
    to it. This ensures that we have a put_page free-able page for every
    entry that winds up on an skb frag list, so it can be safely freed when
    the frame is acked. We do a put page on each entry after the
    rpc_call_sync call so as to drop our own reference count to the page,
    leaving only the ref count taken by tcp_sendpages. This way the data
    will be properly freed when the ack comes in

    Successfully tested by myself to solve the above oops.

    Note, as this is the result of a setacl operation that exceeded a page
    of data, I think this amounts to a local DOS triggerable by an
    uprivlidged user, so I'm CCing security on this as well.

    Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <>
    CC: Trond Myklebust <>
    CC: Jeff Layton <>
    Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
    Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
    fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c | 44 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
    1 file changed, 42 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c b/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
    index 071fced..5b33856 100644
    --- a/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
    +++ b/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
    @@ -49,6 +49,7 @@
    #include <linux/mount.h>
    #include <linux/module.h>
    #include <linux/sunrpc/bc_xprt.h>
    +#include <linux/mm.h>

    #include "nfs4_fs.h"
    #include "delegation.h"
    @@ -3241,6 +3242,35 @@ static void buf_to_pages(const void *buf, size_t buflen,

    +static int buf_to_pages_noslab(const void *buf, size_t buflen,
    + struct page **pages, unsigned int *pgbase)
    + struct page *newpage, **spages;
    + int rc = 0;
    + size_t len;
    + spages = pages;
    + do {
    + len = min(PAGE_CACHE_SIZE, buflen);
    + newpage = alloc_page(GFP_KERNEL);
    + if (newpage == NULL)
    + goto unwind;
    + memcpy(page_address(newpage), buf, len);
    + buf += len;
    + buflen -= len;
    + *pages++ = newpage;
    + rc++;
    + } while (buflen != 0);
    + return rc;
    + for(; rc > 0; rc--)
    + __free_page(spages[rc-1]);
    + return -ENOMEM;
    struct nfs4_cached_acl {
    int cached;
    size_t len;
    @@ -3407,13 +3437,23 @@ static int __nfs4_proc_set_acl(struct inode *inode, const void *buf, size_t bufl
    .rpc_argp = &arg,
    .rpc_resp = &res,
    - int ret;
    + int ret, i;

    if (!nfs4_server_supports_acls(server))
    return -EOPNOTSUPP;
    + i = buf_to_pages_noslab(buf, buflen, arg.acl_pages, &arg.acl_pgbase);
    + if (i < 0)
    + return i;
    - buf_to_pages(buf, buflen, arg.acl_pages, &arg.acl_pgbase);
    ret = nfs4_call_sync(server, &msg, &arg, &res, 1);
    + /*
    + * Free each page after tx, so the only ref left is
    + * held by the network stack
    + */
    + for (; i > 0; i--)
    + put_page(pages[i-1]);
    return ret;

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