[PATCH 4.4 17/38] drbd: Fix kernel_sendmsg() usage - potential NULL deref

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Nov 17 2016 - 05:49:05 EST

4.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Richard Weinberger <richard@xxxxxx>

commit d8e9e5e80e882b4f90cba7edf1e6cb7376e52e54 upstream.

Don't pass a size larger than iov_len to kernel_sendmsg().
Otherwise it will cause a NULL pointer deref when kernel_sendmsg()
returns with rv < size.

DRBD as external module has been around in the kernel 2.4 days already.
We used to be compatible to 2.4 and very early 2.6 kernels,
we used to use
rv = sock_sendmsg(sock, &msg, iov.iov_len);
then later changed to
rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, size);
when we should have used
rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, iov.iov_len);

tcp_sendmsg() used to totally ignore the size parameter.
57be5bd ip: convert tcp_sendmsg() to iov_iter primitives
changes that, and exposes our long standing error.

Even with this error exposed, to trigger the bug, we would need to have
an environment (config or otherwise) causing us to not use sendpage()
for larger transfers, a failing connection, and have it fail "just at the
right time". Apparently that was unlikely enough for most, so this went
unnoticed for years.

Still, it is known to trigger at least some of these,
and suspected for the others:
[0] http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2016-July/023112.html
[1] http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-dev/2016-March/003362.html
[2] https://forums.grsecurity.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4546
[3] https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2336150
[4] http://e2.howsolveproblem.com/i/1175162/

This should go into 4.9,
and into all stable branches since and including v4.0,
which is the first to contain the exposing change.

It is correct for all stable branches older than that as well
(which contain the DRBD driver; which is 2.6.33 and up).

It requires a small "conflict" resolution for v4.4 and earlier, with v4.5
we dropped the comment block immediately preceding the kernel_sendmsg().

Fixes: b411b3637fa7 ("The DRBD driver")
Cc: viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: christoph.lechleitner@xxxxxxx
Cc: wolfgang.glas@xxxxxxx
Reported-by: Christoph Lechleitner <christoph.lechleitner@xxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Christoph Lechleitner <christoph.lechleitner@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <richard@xxxxxx>
[changed oneliner to be "obvious" without context; more verbose message]
Signed-off-by: Lars Ellenberg <lars.ellenberg@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c
+++ b/drivers/block/drbd/drbd_main.c
@@ -1802,7 +1802,7 @@ int drbd_send(struct drbd_connection *co
* do we need to block DRBD_SIG if sock == &meta.socket ??
* otherwise wake_asender() might interrupt some send_*Ack !
- rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, size);
+ rv = kernel_sendmsg(sock, &msg, &iov, 1, iov.iov_len);
if (rv == -EAGAIN) {
if (we_should_drop_the_connection(connection, sock))