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SubjectRe: [char-misc-next 2/8] mei: hbm: validate client index is not exceeding allocated array size
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 07:31:06AM +0000, Winkler, Tomas wrote:
>
>
> > > ---
> > > drivers/misc/mei/hbm.c | 6 ++++--
> > > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/drivers/misc/mei/hbm.c b/drivers/misc/mei/hbm.c
> > > index 9b3a0fb..0f5e8ca 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/misc/mei/hbm.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/misc/mei/hbm.c
> > > @@ -228,8 +228,6 @@ static int mei_hbm_prop_req(struct mei_device *dev)
> > > unsigned long client_num;
> > >
> > >
> > > - client_num = dev->me_client_presentation_num;
> > > -
> > > next_client_index = find_next_bit(dev->me_clients_map,
> > MEI_CLIENTS_MAX,
> > > dev->me_client_index);
> > >
> > > @@ -241,6 +239,10 @@ static int mei_hbm_prop_req(struct mei_device *dev)
> > > return 0;
> > > }
> > >
> > > + client_num = dev->me_client_presentation_num;
> > > + if (WARN_ON(dev->me_clients_num <= client_num))
> > > + return -EIO;
> >
> > How can this happen? Why is spitting out a huge warning in the syslog
> > going to help anything? If a user can do this, then great, now you can
> > DoS your syslog :(
> >
> > If a user can't do this, then why tell them, it's your driver's bug that
> > you should just fix.
>
> This somehow should guard buffer overflow allocated of size dev->me_clients_num
> In theory this can happen only if something go wrong in hardware
> initialization or there is some other security hole that can change
> client_num.

What _kind_ of "security hole" could ever change that number? Where
does it come from? Who can modify it? If you don't know that now then
we have worse problems...

greg k-h


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