[PATCH 4.11 04/78] ila_xlat: add missing hash secret initialization

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jun 19 2017 - 12:13:08 EST

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


From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

commit 0db47e3d323411beeb6ea97f2c4d19395c91fd8b upstream.

While discussing the possible merits of clang warning about unused initialized
functions, I found one function that was clearly meant to be called but
never actually is.

__ila_hash_secret_init() initializes the hash value for the ila locator,
apparently this is intended to prevent hash collision attacks, but this ends
up being a read-only zero constant since there is no caller. I could find
no indication of why it was never called, the earliest patch submission
for the module already was like this. If my interpretation is right, we
certainly want to backport the patch to stable kernels as well.

I considered adding it to the ila_xlat_init callback, but for best effect
the random data is read as late as possible, just before it is first used.
The underlying net_get_random_once() is already highly optimized to avoid
overhead when called frequently.

Fixes: 7f00feaf1076 ("ila: Add generic ILA translation facility")
Link: https://www.spinics.net/lists/kernel/msg2527243.html
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

net/ipv6/ila/ila_xlat.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/net/ipv6/ila/ila_xlat.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/ila/ila_xlat.c
@@ -68,6 +68,7 @@ static inline u32 ila_locator_hash(struc
u32 *v = (u32 *)loc.v32;

+ __ila_hash_secret_init();
return jhash_2words(v[0], v[1], hashrnd);