Re: [PATCH] EDAC: Fix global-out-of-bounds write when setting edac_mc_poll_msec

From: James Morse
Date: Thu Jun 27 2019 - 13:11:24 EST


(CC: +Tony Luck.
Original Patch: )

On 26/06/2019 06:40, Eiichi Tsukata wrote:
> Commit 9da21b1509d8 ("EDAC: Poll timeout cannot be zero, p2") assumes
> edac_mc_poll_msec to be unsigned long, but the type of the variable still
> remained as int. Setting edac_mc_poll_msec can trigger out-of-bounds
> write.

Thanks for catching this!

> Fix it by changing the type of edac_mc_poll_msec to unsigned int.

This means reverting more of 9da21b1509d8, but it also fixes signed/unsigned issues:
| root@debian-guest:/sys/module/edac_core/parameters# echo 4294967295 > edac_mc_poll_msec
| root@debian-guest:/sys/module/edac_core/parameters# cat edac_mc_poll_msec
| -1
| root@debian-guest:/sys/module/edac_core/parameters# echo -1 > edac_mc_poll_msec
| -bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument

> The reason why this patch adopts unsigned int rather than unsigned long
> is msecs_to_jiffies() assumes arg to be unsigned int.

Ah, so the range is limited anyway.

It looks like it was switched to long to be consistent with edac_mc_workq_setup(), which
has since been removed in preference to msecs_to_jiffies().

Reviewed-by: James Morse <james.morse@xxxxxxx>