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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Input: synaptics-rmi4 - Really fix attn_data use-after-free
On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 6:11 PM Dmitry Torokhov
<> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 02:55:48PM -0700, Evan Green wrote:
> > Fix a use-after-free noticed by running with KASAN enabled. If
> > rmi_irq_fn() is run twice in a row, then rmi_f11_attention() (among
> > others) will end up reading from drvdata->, which was
> > freed and left dangling in rmi_irq_fn().
> >
> > Commit 55edde9fff1a ("Input: synaptics-rmi4 - prevent UAF reported by
> > KASAN") correctly identified and analyzed this bug. However the attempted
> > fix only NULLed out a local variable, missing the fact that
> > drvdata->attn_data is a struct, not a pointer.
> >
> > NULL out the correct pointer in the driver data to prevent the attention
> > functions from copying from it.
> >
> > Fixes: 55edde9fff1a ("Input: synaptics-rmi4 - prevent UAF reported by KASAN")
> > Fixes: b908d3cd812a ("Input: synaptics-rmi4 - allow to add attention data")
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Evan Green <>
> >
> > Cc:
> > Cc: Nick Desaulniers <>
> Ugh, this is all kind of ugly, but I guess that's what we have now.
> Applied, thank you.

Thanks Dmitry. There are other bits that sketch me out in here as
well, but I didn't get a chance to really figure out if they're a
problem. We call rmi_process_interrupt_requests(), which results in
reads from that same pointer, in a few different
places. Some of those calls are outside the irq handling path, like
the in rmi_enable_irq() and rmi_enable_sensor(). Can they race with
the irq handling path? (Meaning they'd be doing those
reads as rmi_irq_fn() is kfreeing the data?) There are a smattering of
mutexes around, but I'm not sure if they're trying to protect this.

If I can find some time I'll try to submit a patch. Anyone is welcome
to beat me to it though.

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