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SubjectRe: KASAN: use-after-free Read in netdevice_event_work_handler
On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 02:11:22PM -0700, Rustam Kovhaev wrote:

> IB roce driver receives NETDEV_UNREGISTER event, calls dev_hold() and
> schedules work item to execute, and before wq gets a chance to complete
> it, we return to ip_tunnel.c:274 and call free_netdev(), and then later
> we get UAF when scheduled function references already freed net_device
> i added verbose logging to ip_tunnel.c to see pcpu_refcnt:
> + pr_info("about to free_netdev(dev) dev->pcpu_refcnt %d", netdev_refcnt_read(dev));
> and got the following:
> [ 410.220127][ T2944] ip_tunnel: about to free_netdev(dev) dev->pcpu_refcnt 8

I think there is a missing call to netdev_wait_allrefs() in the

The normal success flow has this wait after delivering
NETDEV_UNREGISTER, the error unwind for register_netdevice should as

If the netdevice can progress to free while a dev_hold is active I
think it means dev_hold is functionally useless.


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