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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/mempolicy.c: Fix out of bounds write in mpol_parse_str()
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On 1/15/20 6:54 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> What we are trying to do is change the '=' character to a NUL terminator
> and then at the end of the function we restore it back to an '='. The
> problem is there are two error paths where we jump to the end of the
> function before we have replaced the '=' with NUL. We end up putting
> the '=' in the wrong place (possibly one element before the start of
> the buffer).

Bleh.

> Reported-by: syzbot+e64a13c5369a194d67df@syzkaller.appspotmail.com
> Fixes: 095f1fc4ebf3 ("mempolicy: rework shmem mpol parsing and display")
> Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>

Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>

CC stable perhaps? Can this (tmpfs mount options parsing AFAICS?) become
part of unprivileged operation in some scenarios?

> ---
> mm/mempolicy.c | 6 +++---
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/mm/mempolicy.c b/mm/mempolicy.c
> index 067cf7d3daf5..1340c5c496b5 100644
> --- a/mm/mempolicy.c
> +++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
> @@ -2817,6 +2817,9 @@ int mpol_parse_str(char *str, struct mempolicy **mpol)
> char *flags = strchr(str, '=');
> int err = 1, mode;
>
> + if (flags)
> + *flags++ = '\0'; /* terminate mode string */
> +
> if (nodelist) {
> /* NUL-terminate mode or flags string */
> *nodelist++ = '\0';
> @@ -2827,9 +2830,6 @@ int mpol_parse_str(char *str, struct mempolicy **mpol)
> } else
> nodes_clear(nodes);
>
> - if (flags)
> - *flags++ = '\0'; /* terminate mode string */
> -
> mode = match_string(policy_modes, MPOL_MAX, str);
> if (mode < 0)
> goto out;
>

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