[CVE-2015-8962] [Vivid] [PATCH 0/1] sg: Fix double-free when drives detach during SG_IO
brad.figg at canonical.com
Fri Jun 9 11:05:58 UTC 2017
In sg_common_write(), we free the block request and return -ENODEV if
the device is detached in the middle of the SG_IO ioctl().
Unfortunately, sg_finish_rem_req() also tries to free srp->rq, so we
end up freeing rq->cmd in the already free rq object, and then free
the object itself out from under the current user.
This ends up corrupting random memory via the list_head on the rq
object. The most common crash trace I saw is this:
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kernel BUG at block/blk-core.c:1420!
[<ffffffffa0069e5b>] sg_finish_rem_req+0x6b/0x120 [sg]
[<ffffffffa006bcb9>] sg_common_write.isra.14+0x459/0x5a0 [sg]
[<ffffffff8125b328>] ? selinux_file_alloc_security+0x48/0x70
[<ffffffffa006bf95>] sg_new_write.isra.17+0x195/0x2d0 [sg]
[<ffffffffa006cef4>] sg_ioctl+0x644/0xdb0 [sg]
[<ffffffff81258967>] ? file_has_perm+0x97/0xb0
RIP [<ffffffff81281e04>] __blk_put_request+0x154/0x1a0
The solution is straightforward: just set srp->rq to NULL in the
failure branch so that sg_finish_rem_req() doesn't attempt to re-free
Additionally, since sg_rq_end_io() will never be called on the object
when this happens, we need to free memory backing ->cmd if it isn't
embedded in the object itself.
KASAN was extremely helpful in finding the root cause of this bug.
Calvin Owens (1):
sg: Fix double-free when drives detach during SG_IO
drivers/scsi/sg.c | 8 +++++++-
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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