[PATCH] mei: fix use-after-free in mei_cl_write

From: john . hubbard
Date: Thu Aug 23 2018 - 01:28:48 EST

From: John Hubbard <jhubbard@xxxxxxxxxx>

KASAN reports a use-after-free during startup, in mei_cl_write:

BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in mei_cl_write+0x601/0x870 [mei]

This is caused by commit 98e70866aacb ("mei: add support for variable
length mei headers."), which changed the return value from len, to
buf-size. That ends up using a stale buf pointer, because in some
situations, the cb (callback) is deleted before it gets here.

However, fortunately, len remains unchanged throughout the function
(and I don't see anything else that would require re-reading buf->size
either), so the fix is to simply revert the change, and return len, as

CC: Tomas Winkler <tomas.winkler@xxxxxxxxx>
CC: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
CC: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/misc/mei/client.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/misc/mei/client.c b/drivers/misc/mei/client.c
index 4ab6251d418e..ebdcf0b450e2 100644
--- a/drivers/misc/mei/client.c
+++ b/drivers/misc/mei/client.c
@@ -1767,7 +1767,7 @@ ssize_t mei_cl_write(struct mei_cl *cl, struct mei_cl_cb *cb)

- rets = buf->size;
+ rets = len;
cl_dbg(dev, cl, "rpm: autosuspend\n");