Re: [patch] groups: integer underflow in groups_alloc()
From: J. Bruce Fields
Date: Mon Feb 23 2015 - 16:16:15 EST
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:03:27PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:10:02AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > > This is called from rsc_parse() with a use controlled value. Say for
> > > example that "gidsetsize" is negative, then we could end up allocating
> > > less than sizeof(struct group_info) leading to memory corruption.
> > Right now it is the responsibility of the caller of groups_alloc to make
> > certain that gidsetsize is a valid value, and the callers of
> > groups_alloc who know what they are doing already validate this value.
> > Either the pattern of caller validates the messages needs to continue,
> > or groups_alloc needs to be changed and all of the callers need to be
> > updated.
> > Changing groups_alloc for one particular caller is just going to cause
> > maintenance problems.
> This only affects NFS so let's hear from them if this limit is correct
> and decide from there.
I think that's probably the correct check, sure.
Putting it in rsc_parse sounds reasonable.
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