Re: [PATCH] net/hamradio/6pack: Fix the size of a sk_buff used in 'sp_bump()'

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Aug 28 2019 - 00:39:59 EST

From: Christophe JAILLET <christophe.jaillet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:02:09 +0200

> We 'allocate' 'count' bytes here. In fact, 'dev_alloc_skb' already add some
> extra space for padding, so a bit more is allocated.
> However, we use 1 byte for the KISS command, then copy 'count' bytes, so
> count+1 bytes.
> Explicitly allocate and use 1 more byte to be safe.
> Signed-off-by: Christophe JAILLET <christophe.jaillet@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> This patch should be safe, be however may no be the correct way to fix the
> "buffer overflow". Maybe, the allocated size is correct and we should have:
> memcpy(ptr, sp->cooked_buf + 1, count - 1);
> or
> memcpy(ptr, sp->cooked_buf + 1, count - 1sp->rcount);
> I've not dig deep enough to understand the link betwwen 'rcount' and
> how 'cooked_buf' is used.

I'm trying to figure out how this code works too.

Why are they skipping over the first byte? Is that to avoid the
command byte? Yes, then using sp->rcount as the memcpy length makes

Why is the caller subtracting 2 from the RX buffer count when
calculating sp->rcount? This makes the situation even more confusing.