Re: KASAN: use-after-free Read in usbvision_v4l2_open

From: Alan Stern
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 - 15:13:30 EST

On Tue, 10 Dec 2019, Andrey Konovalov wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 8:48 PM Alan Stern <stern@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > This looks like a race in v4l2_open(): The function drops the
> > videodev_lock mutex before calling the video driver's open routine, and
> > the device can be unregistered during the short time between.
> >
> > This patch tries to make the race much more likely to happen, for
> > testing and verification.
> >
> > Andrey, will syzbot run the same test with this patch, even though it
> > says it doesn't have a reproducer?
> Hi Alan,
> No, unfortunately there's nothing to run if there's no reproducer.
> It's technically possible to run the same program log that triggered
> the bug initially, but since the bug wasn't reproduced with this log
> even without the patch, there isn't much sense in running it with the
> patch applied.

Actually it does make sense. That bug was caused by a race, and the
patch tries to make the race much more likely to happen, so the same
test should fail again.

But never mind; I'll try a different approach. There's another syzbot
bug report, one with a reproducer, and with this patch in place it
should trigger the same race. I'll try submitting it that way.

By the way, do you know why syzbot sent _two_ reply messages? One with
message ID <00000000000031a0af05995eca0b@xxxxxxxxxx> and the other with
message ID <000000000000441a4205995eca11@xxxxxxxxxx>? It seems like

Alan Stern