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SubjectRe: [PATCH bpf] libbpf: fix passing uninitialized bytes to setsockopt
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On 09.10.2019 18:29, Andrii Nakryiko wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 8:43 AM Ilya Maximets <i.maximets@ovn.org> wrote:
>>
>> 'struct xdp_umem_reg' has 4 bytes of padding at the end that makes
>> valgrind complain about passing uninitialized stack memory to the
>> syscall:
>>
>> Syscall param socketcall.setsockopt() points to uninitialised byte(s)
>> at 0x4E7AB7E: setsockopt (in /usr/lib64/libc-2.29.so)
>> by 0x4BDE035: xsk_umem__create@@LIBBPF_0.0.4 (xsk.c:172)
>> Uninitialised value was created by a stack allocation
>> at 0x4BDDEBA: xsk_umem__create@@LIBBPF_0.0.4 (xsk.c:140)
>>
>> Padding bytes appeared after introducing of a new 'flags' field.
>>
>> Fixes: 10d30e301732 ("libbpf: add flags to umem config")
>> Signed-off-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets@ovn.org>
>> ---
>> tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c b/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c
>> index a902838f9fcc..26d9db783560 100644
>> --- a/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c
>> +++ b/tools/lib/bpf/xsk.c
>> @@ -139,7 +139,7 @@ int xsk_umem__create_v0_0_4(struct xsk_umem **umem_ptr, void *umem_area,
>> const struct xsk_umem_config *usr_config)
>> {
>> struct xdp_mmap_offsets off;
>> - struct xdp_umem_reg mr;
>> + struct xdp_umem_reg mr = {};
>
> well, guess what, even with this explicit initialization, padding is
> not guaranteed to be initialized (and it's sometimes is not in
> practice, I ran into such problems), only since C11 standard it is
> specified that padding is also zero-initialized. You have to do memset
> to 0.

OK. Sure. I'll send v2.

>
>> struct xsk_umem *umem;
>> socklen_t optlen;
>> void *map;
>> --
>> 2.17.1
>>

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