[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.14 06/21] watchdog: Fix possible use-after-free in wdt_startup()

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Sat Jul 10 2021 - 19:55:19 EST

From: Zou Wei <zou_wei@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit c08a6b31e4917034f0ed0cb457c3bb209576f542 ]

This module's remove path calls del_timer(). However, that function
does not wait until the timer handler finishes. This means that the
timer handler may still be running after the driver's remove function
has finished, which would result in a use-after-free.

Fix by calling del_timer_sync(), which makes sure the timer handler
has finished, and unable to re-schedule itself.

Reported-by: Hulk Robot <hulkci@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Zou Wei <zou_wei@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/1620716495-108352-1-git-send-email-zou_wei@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/watchdog/sbc60xxwdt.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/sbc60xxwdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/sbc60xxwdt.c
index 2eef58a0cf05..152db059d5aa 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/sbc60xxwdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/sbc60xxwdt.c
@@ -152,7 +152,7 @@ static void wdt_startup(void)
static void wdt_turnoff(void)
/* Stop the timer */
- del_timer(&timer);
+ del_timer_sync(&timer);
pr_info("Watchdog timer is now disabled...\n");