Re: [PATCH] 9p: fix NULL pointer dereferences

From: Tomas Bortoli
Date: Thu Jul 26 2018 - 10:32:23 EST

On 07/26/2018 04:21 PM, Dominique Martinet wrote:
> Tomas Bortoli wrote on Thu, Jul 26, 2018:
>>> But I think trans=fd allows NULL addr today, no?
>> How ?
> Just using the mount syscall with a NULL dev_name? I haven't checked
> this syzcaller reproducer but it's probably what it does.
> p9_fd_create doesn't use 'addr' at all so it's safe to create a 9p mount
> for trans=fd with no device name, as Dmitry pointed out

mmh, ok.

>>> On the other hand, virtio, rdma and xen all have the same problem, so
>>> Thomas, please fix them instead :)
>> So just by patching v9fs_mount ?
> If we want to preserve the current behaviour for trans=fd (and I don't
> see why not) we just have to patch all the transports that use the
> device, that is all .create functions but p9_fd_create()
> Basically exactly what you did, just for a few more functions - I
> apparently was a little bit too optimistic thinking we could share
> this check.

Does v9fs_mount() knows the transport ahead? Because in that case it'd
be possible to check if addr!=NULL && trans!=fd then return error

Otherwise, patching all the .create, ok.