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Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 17:20:39 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
	Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@...gle.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
	James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
	Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>, netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Vasily Kulikov <segoon@...nwall.com>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel ping socket / AF_LLC connect()
 sin_family race

Hi,

did anyone request a CVE yet?

Ciao, Marcus
On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 01:10:57AM +0100, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 03:21:06PM -0700, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > Looks easy enough to fix ?
> 
> Oh.  Probably.  Thanks.  Need to test, but I guess you already did?
> 
> > diff --git a/net/ipv4/ping.c b/net/ipv4/ping.c
> > index
> > 2af6244b83e27ae384e96cf071c10c5a89674804..ccfbce13a6333a65dab64e4847dd510dfafb1b43
> > 100644
> > --- a/net/ipv4/ping.c
> > +++ b/net/ipv4/ping.c
> > @@ -156,17 +156,18 @@ int ping_hash(struct sock *sk)
> >  void ping_unhash(struct sock *sk)
> >  {
> >         struct inet_sock *isk = inet_sk(sk);
> > +
> >         pr_debug("ping_unhash(isk=%p,isk->num=%u)\n", isk, isk->inet_num);
> > +       write_lock_bh(&ping_table.lock);
> >         if (sk_hashed(sk)) {
> > -               write_lock_bh(&ping_table.lock);
> >                 hlist_nulls_del(&sk->sk_nulls_node);
> >                 sk_nulls_node_init(&sk->sk_nulls_node);
> >                 sock_put(sk);
> >                 isk->inet_num = 0;
> >                 isk->inet_sport = 0;
> >                 sock_prot_inuse_add(sock_net(sk), sk->sk_prot, -1);
> > -               write_unlock_bh(&ping_table.lock);
> >         }
> > +       write_unlock_bh(&ping_table.lock);
> >  }
> >  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ping_unhash);
> 
> FWIW, in Pavel's original implementation for 2.4.32 (unused), this was:
> 
> static void ping_v4_unhash(struct sock *sk)
> {
> 	DEBUG(("ping_v4_unhash(sk=%p,sk->num=%u)\n", sk, sk->num));
> 	write_lock_bh(&ping_hash_lock);
> 	if (sk->pprev) {
> 		if (sk->next)
> 		       sk->next->pprev = sk->pprev;
> 		*sk->pprev = sk->next;
> 		sk->pprev = NULL;
> 		sk->num = 0;
> 		sock_prot_dec_use(sk->prot);
> 		__sock_put(sk);
> 	}
> 	write_unlock_bh(&ping_hash_lock);
> }
> 
> Looks like the erroneous optimization (not expecting concurrent activity
> on the same socket?) was introduced during conversion to 2.6's hlists.
> 
> So far this cursed function had 3 bugs, two of them security (including
> this one) and one probably benign (or if not, then effectively a subset
> of this bug as it performed some unneeded / stale debugging work before
> acquiring the lock), with all 3 introduced in forward-porting.  Maybe
> the nature of forward-porting activity makes people relatively
> inattentive ("compiles with the new interfaces and still works? must be
> correct"), compared to when writing new code.
> 
> Anyhow, I share some responsibility for this mess, for having advocated
> this patch being forward-ported and merged back then.  I still like
> having this functionality and its userspace security benefits... but I
> don't like the kernel bugs.
> 
> Alexander
> 

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Marcus Meissner,SUSE LINUX GmbH; Maxfeldstrasse 5; D-90409 Nuernberg; Zi. 3.1-33,+49-911-740 53-432,,serv=loki,mail=wotan,type=real <meissner@...e.de>

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