[ 3.5.yuz extended stable ] Patch "libceph: fix overflow in __decode_pool_names()" has been added to staging queue

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Tue Nov 20 17:16:05 UTC 2012

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    libceph: fix overflow in __decode_pool_names()

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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>From 4e4029e83fcb595985cbc32e88e0894e4f7fb066 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Xi Wang <xi.wang at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 19:35:55 -0500
Subject: [PATCH 19/78] libceph: fix overflow in __decode_pool_names()

commit ad3b904c07dfa88603689bf9a67bffbb9b99beb5 upstream.

`len' is read from network and thus needs validation.  Otherwise a
large `len' would cause out-of-bounds access via the memcpy() call.
In addition, len = 0xffffffff would overflow the kmalloc() size,
leading to out-of-bounds write.

This patch adds a check of `len' via ceph_decode_need().  Also use
kstrndup rather than kmalloc/memcpy.

[elder at inktank.com: added -ENOMEM return for null kstrndup() result]

Signed-off-by: Xi Wang <xi.wang at gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Alex Elder <elder at inktank.com>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 net/ceph/osdmap.c |   13 +++++++------
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/ceph/osdmap.c b/net/ceph/osdmap.c
index 81e3b84..95b2762 100644
--- a/net/ceph/osdmap.c
+++ b/net/ceph/osdmap.c
@@ -488,15 +488,16 @@ static int __decode_pool_names(void **p, void *end, struct ceph_osdmap *map)
 		ceph_decode_32_safe(p, end, pool, bad);
 		ceph_decode_32_safe(p, end, len, bad);
 		dout("  pool %d len %d\n", pool, len);
+		ceph_decode_need(p, end, len, bad);
 		pi = __lookup_pg_pool(&map->pg_pools, pool);
 		if (pi) {
+			char *name = kstrndup(*p, len, GFP_NOFS);
+			if (!name)
+				return -ENOMEM;
-			pi->name = kmalloc(len + 1, GFP_NOFS);
-			if (pi->name) {
-				memcpy(pi->name, *p, len);
-				pi->name[len] = '\0';
-				dout("  name is %s\n", pi->name);
-			}
+			pi->name = name;
+			dout("  name is %s\n", pi->name);
 		*p += len;

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