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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:14:42 -0500
From: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
To: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>,
	Jozsef Kadlecsik <kadlec@...ckhole.kfki.hu>,
	Florian Westphal <fw@...len.de>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc: netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org, coreteam@...filter.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
	"Gustavo A. R. Silva" <garsilva@...eddedor.com>
Subject: [PATCH] netfilter: cttimeout: remove VLA usage

In preparation to enabling -Wvla, remove VLA and replace it
with dynamic memory allocation.

>From a security viewpoint, the use of Variable Length Arrays can be
a vector for stack overflow attacks. Also, in general, as the code
evolves it is easy to lose track of how big a VLA can get. Thus, we
can end up having segfaults that are hard to debug.

Also, fixed as part of the directive to remove all VLAs from
the kernel: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/3/7/621

Signed-off-by: Gustavo A. R. Silva <gustavo@...eddedor.com>
---
 net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c | 26 +++++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c
index 6819300..dcd7bd3 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nfnetlink_cttimeout.c
@@ -51,19 +51,27 @@ ctnl_timeout_parse_policy(void *timeouts,
 			  const struct nf_conntrack_l4proto *l4proto,
 			  struct net *net, const struct nlattr *attr)
 {
+	struct nlattr **tb;
 	int ret = 0;
 
-	if (likely(l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_to_obj)) {
-		struct nlattr *tb[l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max+1];
+	if (!l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_to_obj)
+		return 0;
 
-		ret = nla_parse_nested(tb, l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max,
-				       attr, l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nla_policy,
-				       NULL);
-		if (ret < 0)
-			return ret;
+	tb = kcalloc(l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max + 1, sizeof(*tb),
+		     GFP_KERNEL);
 
-		ret = l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_to_obj(tb, net, timeouts);
-	}
+	if (!tb)
+		return -ENOMEM;
+
+	ret = nla_parse_nested(tb, l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_max, attr,
+			       l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nla_policy, NULL);
+	if (ret < 0)
+		goto err;
+
+	ret = l4proto->ctnl_timeout.nlattr_to_obj(tb, net, timeouts);
+
+err:
+	kfree(tb);
 	return ret;
 }
 
-- 
2.7.4

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