[PATCH] crypto: AES-NI: fix memory usage in GCM decryption

From: Stephan Mueller
Date: Sun Mar 08 2015 - 14:50:08 EST

The RFC4106 GCM decryption operation tries to overwrite cryptlen memory
in req->dst. As the destination buffer for decryption only needs to hold
the plaintext memory but cryptlen references the input buffer holding
(ciphertext || authentication tag), the assumption of the destination
buffer length in RFC4106 GCM operation leads to a too large size.

This patch simply subtracts the authentication tag size from cryptlen.
The kernel crypto API logic requires the caller to provide the
length of (ciphertext || authentication tag) as cryptlen for the
AEAD decryption operation. Thus, the cipher implementation must
caculate the size of the plaintext output itself and cannot simply use

Note, this fixes a kernel crash that can be triggered from user space
via AF_ALG(aead) without it (simply use the libkcapi test application
from [1] and update it to use rfc4106-gcm-aes).

[1] http://www.chronox.de/libkcapi.html

CC: Tadeusz Struk <tadeusz.struk@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Stephan Mueller <smueller@xxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel_glue.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel_glue.c b/arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel_glue.c
index 6893f49..8f7900e8 100644
--- a/arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel_glue.c
+++ b/arch/x86/crypto/aesni-intel_glue.c
@@ -1160,7 +1160,8 @@ static int __driver_rfc4106_decrypt(struct aead_request *req)
scatterwalk_done(&src_sg_walk, 0, 0);
scatterwalk_done(&assoc_sg_walk, 0, 0);
} else {
- scatterwalk_map_and_copy(dst, req->dst, 0, req->cryptlen, 1);
+ scatterwalk_map_and_copy(dst, req->dst, 0,
+ (req->cryptlen - auth_tag_len), 1);
return retval;

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