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Subject[PATCH 4.12 016/196] nfc: Fix the sockaddr length sanitization in llcp_sock_connect
4.12-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Mateusz Jurczyk <>

commit 608c4adfcabab220142ee335a2a003ccd1c0b25b upstream.

Fix the sockaddr length verification in the connect() handler of NFC/LLCP
sockets, to compare against the size of the actual structure expected on
input (sockaddr_nfc_llcp) instead of its shorter version (sockaddr_nfc).

Both structures are defined in include/uapi/linux/nfc.h. The fields
specific to the _llcp extended struct are as follows:

276 __u8 dsap; /* Destination SAP, if known */
277 __u8 ssap; /* Source SAP to be bound to */
278 char service_name[NFC_LLCP_MAX_SERVICE_NAME]; /* Service name URI */;
279 size_t service_name_len;

If the caller doesn't provide a sufficiently long sockaddr buffer, these
fields remain uninitialized (and they currently originate from the stack
frame of the top-level sys_connect handler). They are then copied by
llcp_sock_connect() into internal storage (nfc_llcp_sock structure), and
could be subsequently read back through the user-mode getsockname()
function (handled by llcp_sock_getname()). This would result in the
disclosure of up to ~70 uninitialized bytes from the kernel stack to
user-mode clients capable of creating AFC_NFC sockets.

Signed-off-by: Mateusz Jurczyk <>
Acked-by: Kees Cook <>
Signed-off-by: Samuel Ortiz <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

net/nfc/llcp_sock.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/net/nfc/llcp_sock.c
+++ b/net/nfc/llcp_sock.c
@@ -662,8 +662,7 @@ static int llcp_sock_connect(struct sock

pr_debug("sock %p sk %p flags 0x%x\n", sock, sk, flags);

- if (!addr || len < sizeof(struct sockaddr_nfc) ||
- addr->sa_family != AF_NFC)
+ if (!addr || len < sizeof(*addr) || addr->sa_family != AF_NFC)
return -EINVAL;

if (addr->service_name_len == 0 && addr->dsap == 0)

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