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SubjectRe: [PATCH] i2c: core-smbus: fix a potential uninitialization bug
On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 5:28 AM, Peter Rosin <peda@axentia.se> wrote:
> On 2018-05-05 03:43, Wenwen Wang wrote:
>> In i2c_smbus_xfer_emulated(), there are two buffers: msgbuf0 and msgbuf1,
>> which are used to save a series of messages, as mentioned in the comment.
>> According to the value of the variable "size", msgbuf0 is initialized to
>> various values. In contrast, msgbuf1 is left uninitialized until the
>> function i2c_transfer() is invoked. However, mgsbuf1 is not always
>> initialized on all possible execution paths (implementation) of
>> i2c_transfer(). Thus, it is possible that mgsbuf1 may still be
>> uninitialized even after the invocation of the function i2c_transfer(),
>> especially when the return value of ic2_transfer() is not checked properly.
>> In the following execution, the uninitialized msgbuf1 will be used, such as
>> for security checks. Since uninitialized values can be random and
>> arbitrary, this will cause undefined behaviors or even check bypass. For
>> example, it is expected that if the value of "size" is
>> I2C_SMBUS_BLOCK_PROC_CALL, the value of data->block[0] should not be larger
>> than I2C_SMBUS_BLOCK_MAX. But, at the end of i2c_smbus_xfer_emulated(), the
>> value read from msgbuf1 is assigned to data->block[0], which can
>> potentially lead to invalid block write size, as demonstrated in the error
>> message.
>>
>> This patch checks the return value of i2c_transfer() and also initializes
>> the first byte of msgbuf1 with 0 to avoid undefined behaviors or security
>> issues.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu>
>> ---
>> drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c | 3 +++
>> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c
>> index b5aec33..e8470d5 100644
>> --- a/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c
>> +++ b/drivers/i2c/i2c-core-smbus.c
>> @@ -344,6 +344,7 @@ static s32 i2c_smbus_xfer_emulated(struct i2c_adapter *adapter, u16 addr,
>> };
>>
>> msgbuf0[0] = command;
>> + msgbug1[0] = 0;
>> switch (size) {
>> case I2C_SMBUS_QUICK:
>> msg[0].len = 0;
>> @@ -466,6 +467,8 @@ static s32 i2c_smbus_xfer_emulated(struct i2c_adapter *adapter, u16 addr,
>> status = i2c_transfer(adapter, msg, num);
>> if (status < 0)
>> return status;
>> + if (status != num)
>> + return -EIO;
>>
>> /* Check PEC if last message is a read */
>> if (i && (msg[num-1].flags & I2C_M_RD)) {
>>
>
> I think these two hunks should be two separate patches. They address
> orthogonal issues...

Sure, I will split it into two patches and fix the typo :)

Thanks!
Wenwen

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