[lucid/fsl-imx51,CVE,01/12] net: add limit for socket backlog CVE-2010-4251
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Andy Whitcroft July 22, 2011, 5:42 p.m. UTC
From: Zhu Yi <yi.zhu@intel.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/807462

We got system OOM while running some UDP netperf testing on the loopback
device. The case is multiple senders sent stream UDP packets to a single
receiver via loopback on local host. Of course, the receiver is not able
to handle all the packets in time. But we surprisingly found that these
packets were not discarded due to the receiver's sk->sk_rcvbuf limit.
Instead, they are kept queuing to sk->sk_backlog and finally ate up all
the memory. We believe this is a secure hole that a none privileged user
can crash the system.

The root cause for this problem is, when the receiver is doing
__release_sock() (i.e. after userspace recv, kernel udp_recvmsg ->
skb_free_datagram_locked -> release_sock), it moves skbs from backlog to
sk_receive_queue with the softirq enabled. In the above case, multiple
busy senders will almost make it an endless loop. The skbs in the
backlog end up eat all the system memory.

The issue is not only for UDP. Any protocols using socket backlog is
potentially affected. The patch adds limit for socket backlog so that
the backlog size cannot be expanded endlessly.

Reported-by: Alex Shi <alex.shi@intel.com>
Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@ghostprotocols.net>
Cc: Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru
Cc: "Pekka Savola (ipv6)" <pekkas@netcore.fi>
Cc: Patrick McHardy <kaber@trash.net>
Cc: Vlad Yasevich <vladislav.yasevich@hp.com>
Cc: Sridhar Samudrala <sri@us.ibm.com>
Cc: Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@ericsson.com>
Cc: Allan Stephens <allan.stephens@windriver.com>
Cc: Andrew Hendry <andrew.hendry@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Zhu Yi <yi.zhu@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
(cherry picked from commit 8eae939f1400326b06d0c9afe53d2a484a326871)

Signed-off-by: Paolo Pisati <paolo.pisati@canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Tim Gardner <tim.gardner@canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
 include/net/sock.h |   15 ++++++++++++++-
 net/core/sock.c    |   16 ++++++++++++++--
 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/include/net/sock.h b/include/net/sock.h
index 950409d..81348a1 100644
--- a/include/net/sock.h
+++ b/include/net/sock.h
@@ -242,6 +242,8 @@  struct sock {
 	struct {
 		struct sk_buff *head;
 		struct sk_buff *tail;
+		int len;
+		int limit;
 	} sk_backlog;
 	wait_queue_head_t	*sk_sleep;
 	struct dst_entry	*sk_dst_cache;
@@ -561,7 +563,7 @@  static inline int sk_stream_memory_free(struct sock *sk)
 	return sk->sk_wmem_queued < sk->sk_sndbuf;
-/* The per-socket spinlock must be held here. */
+/* OOB backlog add */
 static inline void sk_add_backlog(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
 	if (!sk->sk_backlog.tail) {
@@ -573,6 +575,17 @@  static inline void sk_add_backlog(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
 	skb->next = NULL;
+/* The per-socket spinlock must be held here. */
+static inline int sk_add_backlog_limited(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
+	if (sk->sk_backlog.len >= max(sk->sk_backlog.limit, sk->sk_rcvbuf << 1))
+		return -ENOBUFS;
+	sk_add_backlog(sk, skb);
+	sk->sk_backlog.len += skb->truesize;
+	return 0;
 static inline int sk_backlog_rcv(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)
 	return sk->sk_backlog_rcv(sk, skb);
diff --git a/net/core/sock.c b/net/core/sock.c
index dd120d8..2e8430b 100644
--- a/net/core/sock.c
+++ b/net/core/sock.c
@@ -336,8 +336,12 @@  int sk_receive_skb(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb, const int nested)
 		rc = sk_backlog_rcv(sk, skb);
 		mutex_release(&sk->sk_lock.dep_map, 1, _RET_IP_);
-	} else
-		sk_add_backlog(sk, skb);
+	} else if (sk_add_backlog_limited(sk, skb)) {
+		bh_unlock_sock(sk);
+		atomic_inc(&sk->sk_drops);
+		goto discard_and_relse;
+	}
@@ -1104,6 +1108,7 @@  struct sock *sk_clone(const struct sock *sk, const gfp_t priority)
 		newsk->sk_backlog.head	= newsk->sk_backlog.tail = NULL;
+		newsk->sk_backlog.len = 0;
 		atomic_set(&newsk->sk_rmem_alloc, 0);
@@ -1503,6 +1508,12 @@  static void __release_sock(struct sock *sk)
 	} while ((skb = sk->sk_backlog.head) != NULL);
+	/*
+	 * Doing the zeroing here guarantee we can not loop forever
+	 * while a wild producer attempts to flood us.
+	 */
+	sk->sk_backlog.len = 0;
@@ -1835,6 +1846,7 @@  void sock_init_data(struct socket *sock, struct sock *sk)
 	sk->sk_allocation	=	GFP_KERNEL;
 	sk->sk_rcvbuf		=	sysctl_rmem_default;
 	sk->sk_sndbuf		=	sysctl_wmem_default;
+	sk->sk_backlog.limit	=	sk->sk_rcvbuf << 1;
 	sk->sk_state		=	TCP_CLOSE;
 	sk_set_socket(sk, sock);