Patchwork possible use-after-free in drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c: erase_worker

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Submitter Artem Bityutskiy
Date Jan. 5, 2012, 9:14 a.m.
Message ID <1325754886.6755.20.camel@sauron.fi.intel.com>
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Permalink /patch/134448/
State Accepted
Commit e57e0d8e818512047fe379157c3f77f1b9fabffb
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Artem Bityutskiy - Jan. 5, 2012, 9:14 a.m.
Well-spotted, thanks. I've just pushed this patch to the UBIFS git tree:


From: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH] UBI: fix use-after-free on error path

When we fail to erase a PEB, we free the corresponding erase entry object,
but then re-schedule this object if the error code was something like -EAGAIN.
Obviously, it is a bug to use the object after we have freed it.

Reported-by: Emese Revfy <re.emese@gmail.com>
Cc: stable@kernel.org [v2.6.23+]
Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <artem.bityutskiy@linux.intel.com>
---
 drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c |    7 ++++---
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c b/drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c
index 42c684c..036d213 100644
--- a/drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c
+++ b/drivers/mtd/ubi/wl.c
@@ -1049,7 +1049,6 @@  static int erase_worker(struct ubi_device *ubi, struct ubi_work *wl_wrk,
 
 	ubi_err("failed to erase PEB %d, error %d", pnum, err);
 	kfree(wl_wrk);
-	kmem_cache_free(ubi_wl_entry_slab, e);
 
 	if (err == -EINTR || err == -ENOMEM || err == -EAGAIN ||
 	    err == -EBUSY) {
@@ -1062,14 +1061,16 @@  static int erase_worker(struct ubi_device *ubi, struct ubi_work *wl_wrk,
 			goto out_ro;
 		}
 		return err;
-	} else if (err != -EIO) {
+	}
+
+	kmem_cache_free(ubi_wl_entry_slab, e);
+	if (err != -EIO)
 		/*
 		 * If this is not %-EIO, we have no idea what to do. Scheduling
 		 * this physical eraseblock for erasure again would cause
 		 * errors again and again. Well, lets switch to R/O mode.
 		 */
 		goto out_ro;
-	}
 
 	/* It is %-EIO, the PEB went bad */