[PATCH 1/2] UBUNTU: SAUCE: irda: Fix memory leak caused by repeated binds of irda socket

Tyler Hicks tyhicks at canonical.com
Tue Sep 4 15:12:16 UTC 2018

The irda_bind() function allocates memory for self->ias_obj without
checking to see if the socket is already bound. A userspace process
could repeatedly bind the socket, have each new object added into the
LM-IAS database, and lose the reference to the old object assigned to
the socket to exhaust memory resources. This patch errors out of the
bind operation when self->ias_obj is already assigned.


Fixes: 1da177e4c3f4 ("Linux-2.6.12-rc2")
Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <tyhicks at canonical.com>
Reviewed-by: Seth Arnold <seth.arnold at canonical.com>
Reviewed-by: Stefan Bader <stefan.bader at canonical.com>
 net/irda/af_irda.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/irda/af_irda.c b/net/irda/af_irda.c
index 4a116d766c15..82e632b2c5a1 100644
--- a/net/irda/af_irda.c
+++ b/net/irda/af_irda.c
@@ -774,6 +774,13 @@ static int irda_bind(struct socket *sock, struct sockaddr *uaddr, int addr_len)
 		return -EINVAL;
+	/* Ensure that the socket is not already bound */
+	if (self->ias_obj) {
+		err = -EINVAL;
+		goto out;
+	}
 	/* Special care for Ultra sockets */
 	if ((sk->sk_type == SOCK_DGRAM) &&

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