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Subject[PATCH 4.9 141/171] net: socket: fix a missing-check bug
4.9-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Wenwen Wang <>

[ Upstream commit b6168562c8ce2bd5a30e213021650422e08764dc ]

In ethtool_ioctl(), the ioctl command 'ethcmd' is checked through a switch
statement to see whether it is necessary to pre-process the ethtool
structure, because, as mentioned in the comment, the structure
ethtool_rxnfc is defined with padding. If yes, a user-space buffer 'rxnfc'
is allocated through compat_alloc_user_space(). One thing to note here is
that, if 'ethcmd' is ETHTOOL_GRXCLSRLALL, the size of the buffer 'rxnfc' is
partially determined by 'rule_cnt', which is actually acquired from the
user-space buffer 'compat_rxnfc', i.e., 'compat_rxnfc->rule_cnt', through
get_user(). After 'rxnfc' is allocated, the data in the original user-space
buffer 'compat_rxnfc' is then copied to 'rxnfc' through copy_in_user(),
including the 'rule_cnt' field. However, after this copy, no check is
re-enforced on 'rxnfc->rule_cnt'. So it is possible that a malicious user
race to change the value in the 'compat_rxnfc->rule_cnt' between these two
copies. Through this way, the attacker can bypass the previous check on
'rule_cnt' and inject malicious data. This can cause undefined behavior of
the kernel and introduce potential security risk.

This patch avoids the above issue via copying the value acquired by
get_user() to 'rxnfc->rule_cn', if 'ethcmd' is ETHTOOL_GRXCLSRLALL.

Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
net/socket.c | 11 ++++++++---
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/net/socket.c
+++ b/net/socket.c
@@ -2774,9 +2774,14 @@ static int ethtool_ioctl(struct net *net
(void __user *)(&rxnfc->fs.location + 1) -
- (void __user *)&rxnfc->fs.ring_cookie) ||
- copy_in_user(&rxnfc->rule_cnt, &compat_rxnfc->rule_cnt,
- sizeof(rxnfc->rule_cnt)))
+ (void __user *)&rxnfc->fs.ring_cookie))
+ return -EFAULT;
+ if (ethcmd == ETHTOOL_GRXCLSRLALL) {
+ if (put_user(rule_cnt, &rxnfc->rule_cnt))
+ return -EFAULT;
+ } else if (copy_in_user(&rxnfc->rule_cnt,
+ &compat_rxnfc->rule_cnt,
+ sizeof(rxnfc->rule_cnt)))
return -EFAULT;

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