Re: net: socket: NULL ptr deref in sendmsg

From: Hannes Frederic Sowa
Date: Fri Jul 25 2014 - 18:16:01 EST

On Fr, 2014-07-25 at 16:52 -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On 07/25/2014 11:23 AM, Andrey Ryabinin wrote:
> > After this report there was no usual "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference"
> > and this gave me a clue that address 0 is mapped and contains valid socket address structure in it.
> Interesting. Does it mean that all network protocols that check it for being NULL instead of checking
> the length are incorrect?

I would not like to go down this route and keep msg->msg_namelen and
msg->msg_name in sync after verify_iovec.

> (such as:)
> if (msg->msg_name) {
> DECLARE_SOCKADDR(struct sockaddr_can *, addr, msg->msg_name);
> [...]


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