[PATCH 4.11 061/114] fs/xattr.c: zero out memory copied to userspace in getxattr

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu May 18 2017 - 08:04:59 EST

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


From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>

commit 81be3dee96346fbe08c31be5ef74f03f6b63cf68 upstream.

getxattr uses vmalloc to allocate memory if kzalloc fails. This is
filled by vfs_getxattr and then copied to the userspace. vmalloc,
however, doesn't zero out the memory so if the specific implementation
of the xattr handler is sloppy we can theoretically expose a kernel
memory. There is no real sign this is really the case but let's make
sure this will not happen and use vzalloc instead.

Fixes: 779302e67835 ("fs/xattr.c:getxattr(): improve handling of allocation failures")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170306103327.2766-1-mhocko@xxxxxxxxxx
Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

fs/xattr.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/fs/xattr.c
+++ b/fs/xattr.c
@@ -530,7 +530,7 @@ getxattr(struct dentry *d, const char __
kvalue = kzalloc(size, GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_NOWARN);
if (!kvalue) {
- kvalue = vmalloc(size);
+ kvalue = vzalloc(size);
if (!kvalue)
return -ENOMEM;