ACK: [CVE-2017-15102][SRU][Trusty][PATCH 1/1] usb: misc: legousbtower: Fix NULL pointer deference

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Tue Dec 12 10:13:26 UTC 2017


On 08.12.2017 04:38, Po-Hsu Lin wrote:
> From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
> 
> CVE-2017-15102
> 
> This patch fixes a NULL pointer dereference caused by a race codition in
> the probe function of the legousbtower driver. It re-structures the
> probe function to only register the interface after successfully reading
> the board's firmware ID.
> 
> The probe function does not deregister the usb interface after an error
> receiving the devices firmware ID. The device file registered
> (/dev/usb/legousbtower%d) may be read/written globally before the probe
> function returns. When tower_delete is called in the probe function
> (after an r/w has been initiated), core dev structures are deleted while
> the file operation functions are still running. If the 0 address is
> mappable on the machine, this vulnerability can be used to create a
> Local Priviege Escalation exploit via a write-what-where condition by
> remapping dev->interrupt_out_buffer in tower_write. A forged USB device
> and local program execution would be required for LPE. The USB device
> would have to delay the control message in tower_probe and accept
> the control urb in tower_open whilst guest code initiated a write to the
> device file as tower_delete is called from the error in tower_probe.
> 
> This bug has existed since 2003. Patch tested by emulated device.
> 
> Reported-by: James Patrick-Evans <james at jmp-e.com>
> Tested-by: James Patrick-Evans <james at jmp-e.com>
> Signed-off-by: James Patrick-Evans <james at jmp-e.com>
> Cc: stable <stable at vger.kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
> (cherry picked from commit 2fae9e5a7babada041e2e161699ade2447a01989)
> Signed-off-by: Po-Hsu Lin <po-hsu.lin at canonical.com>
Acked-by: Stefan Bader <stefan.bader at canonical.com>

> ---
>  drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++------------------
>  1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c b/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c
> index eb37c95..ae7a2f1 100644
> --- a/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c
> +++ b/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c
> @@ -899,24 +899,6 @@ static int tower_probe (struct usb_interface *interface, const struct usb_device
>  	dev->interrupt_in_interval = interrupt_in_interval ? interrupt_in_interval : dev->interrupt_in_endpoint->bInterval;
>  	dev->interrupt_out_interval = interrupt_out_interval ? interrupt_out_interval : dev->interrupt_out_endpoint->bInterval;
>  
> -	/* we can register the device now, as it is ready */
> -	usb_set_intfdata (interface, dev);
> -
> -	retval = usb_register_dev (interface, &tower_class);
> -
> -	if (retval) {
> -		/* something prevented us from registering this driver */
> -		dev_err(idev, "Not able to get a minor for this device.\n");
> -		usb_set_intfdata (interface, NULL);
> -		goto error;
> -	}
> -	dev->minor = interface->minor;
> -
> -	/* let the user know what node this device is now attached to */
> -	dev_info(&interface->dev, "LEGO USB Tower #%d now attached to major "
> -		 "%d minor %d\n", (dev->minor - LEGO_USB_TOWER_MINOR_BASE),
> -		 USB_MAJOR, dev->minor);
> -
>  	/* get the firmware version and log it */
>  	result = usb_control_msg (udev,
>  				  usb_rcvctrlpipe(udev, 0),
> @@ -937,6 +919,23 @@ static int tower_probe (struct usb_interface *interface, const struct usb_device
>  		 get_version_reply.minor,
>  		 le16_to_cpu(get_version_reply.build_no));
>  
> +	/* we can register the device now, as it is ready */
> +	usb_set_intfdata (interface, dev);
> +
> +	retval = usb_register_dev (interface, &tower_class);
> +
> +	if (retval) {
> +		/* something prevented us from registering this driver */
> +		dev_err(idev, "Not able to get a minor for this device.\n");
> +		usb_set_intfdata (interface, NULL);
> +		goto error;
> +	}
> +	dev->minor = interface->minor;
> +
> +	/* let the user know what node this device is now attached to */
> +	dev_info(&interface->dev, "LEGO USB Tower #%d now attached to major "
> +		 "%d minor %d\n", (dev->minor - LEGO_USB_TOWER_MINOR_BASE),
> +		 USB_MAJOR, dev->minor);
>  
>  exit:
>  	return retval;
> 


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