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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bluetooth: 6lowpan: fix use after free in chan_suspend/resume
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Hi Michael,

On Tue, 2017-03-28 at 23:10 -0700, Michael Scott wrote:
> A status field in the skb_cb struct was storing a channel status
> based on channel suspend/resume events.  This stored status was
> then used to return EAGAIN if there were packet sending issues
> in snd_pkt().
>
> The issue is that the skb has been freed by the time the callback
> to 6lowpan's suspend/resume was called.  So, this generates a
> "use after free" issue that was noticed while running kernel tests
> with KASAN debug enabled.
>
> Let's eliminate the status field entirely as we can use the channel
> tx_credits to indicate whether we should return EAGAIN when handling
> packets.
>
> Signed-off-by: Michael Scott <michael.scott@linaro.org>
> ---
>  net/bluetooth/6lowpan.c | 21 +++------------------
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 18 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/bluetooth/6lowpan.c b/net/bluetooth/6lowpan.c
> index d491529332f4..e27be3ca0a0c 100644
> --- a/net/bluetooth/6lowpan.c
> +++ b/net/bluetooth/6lowpan.c
> @@ -38,7 +38,6 @@ struct skb_cb {
>   struct in6_addr addr;
>   struct in6_addr gw;
>   struct l2cap_chan *chan;
> - int status;
>  };
>  #define lowpan_cb(skb) ((struct skb_cb *)((skb)->cb))
>  
> @@ -528,7 +527,7 @@ static int send_pkt(struct l2cap_chan *chan,
> struct sk_buff *skb,
>   }
>  
>   if (!err)
> - err = lowpan_cb(skb)->status;
> + err = (!chan->tx_credits ? -EAGAIN : 0);
>  
>   if (err < 0) {
>   if (err == -EAGAIN)
> @@ -964,26 +963,12 @@ static struct sk_buff *chan_alloc_skb_cb(struct
> l2cap_chan *chan,
>  
>  static void chan_suspend_cb(struct l2cap_chan *chan)
>  {
> - struct sk_buff *skb = chan->data;
> -
> - BT_DBG("chan %p conn %p skb %p", chan, chan->conn, skb);
> -
> - if (!skb)
> - return;
> -
> - lowpan_cb(skb)->status = -EAGAIN;
> + BT_DBG("chan %p suspend", chan);
>  }
>  
>  static void chan_resume_cb(struct l2cap_chan *chan)
>  {
> - struct sk_buff *skb = chan->data;
> -
> - BT_DBG("chan %p conn %p skb %p", chan, chan->conn, skb);
> -
> - if (!skb)
> - return;
> -
> - lowpan_cb(skb)->status = 0;
> + BT_DBG("chan %p resume", chan);
>  }
>  
>  static long chan_get_sndtimeo_cb(struct l2cap_chan *chan)

Good catch! If we can avoid using the status variable, that is very
good. We could probably also remove the resume and suspend callbacks as
they are now empty functions (unless we need the debug info for
something).

Acked-by: Jukka Rissanen <jukka.rissanen@linux.intel.com>


Cheers,
Jukka


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