Patchwork [3.5.yuz,extended,stable] Patch "gen_init_cpio: avoid stack overflow when expanding" has been added to staging queue

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Submitter Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
Date Nov. 22, 2012, 4:50 a.m.
Message ID <1353559842-4289-1-git-send-email-herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - Nov. 22, 2012, 4:50 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    gen_init_cpio: avoid stack overflow when expanding

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.yuz extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.5.y-queue

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.yuz tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Herton

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From 2e9b1d8f94a354ac3a42ef946df6e3a4f7fe6269 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:38:14 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] gen_init_cpio: avoid stack overflow when expanding

commit 20f1de659b77364d55d4e7fad2ef657e7730323f upstream.

Fix possible overflow of the buffer used for expanding environment
variables when building file list.

In the extremely unlikely case of an attacker having control over the
environment variables visible to gen_init_cpio, control over the
contents of the file gen_init_cpio parses, and gen_init_cpio was built
without compiler hardening, the attacker can gain arbitrary execution
control via a stack buffer overflow.

  $ cat usr/crash.list
  file foo ${BIG}${BIG}${BIG}${BIG}${BIG}${BIG} 0755 0 0
  $ BIG=$(perl -e 'print "A" x 4096;') ./usr/gen_init_cpio usr/crash.list
  *** buffer overflow detected ***: ./usr/gen_init_cpio terminated

This also replaces the space-indenting with tabs.

Patch based on existing fix extracted from grsecurity.

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.cz>
Cc: Brad Spengler <spender@grsecurity.net>
Cc: PaX Team <pageexec@freemail.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
---
 usr/gen_init_cpio.c |   43 +++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------
 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

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1.7.9.5

Patch

diff --git a/usr/gen_init_cpio.c b/usr/gen_init_cpio.c
index af0f22f..aca6edc 100644
--- a/usr/gen_init_cpio.c
+++ b/usr/gen_init_cpio.c
@@ -303,7 +303,7 @@  static int cpio_mkfile(const char *name, const char *location,
 	int retval;
 	int rc = -1;
 	int namesize;
-	int i;
+	unsigned int i;

 	mode |= S_IFREG;

@@ -381,25 +381,28 @@  error:

 static char *cpio_replace_env(char *new_location)
 {
-       char expanded[PATH_MAX + 1];
-       char env_var[PATH_MAX + 1];
-       char *start;
-       char *end;
-
-       for (start = NULL; (start = strstr(new_location, "${")); ) {
-               end = strchr(start, '}');
-               if (start < end) {
-                       *env_var = *expanded = '\0';
-                       strncat(env_var, start + 2, end - start - 2);
-                       strncat(expanded, new_location, start - new_location);
-                       strncat(expanded, getenv(env_var), PATH_MAX);
-                       strncat(expanded, end + 1, PATH_MAX);
-                       strncpy(new_location, expanded, PATH_MAX);
-               } else
-                       break;
-       }
-
-       return new_location;
+	char expanded[PATH_MAX + 1];
+	char env_var[PATH_MAX + 1];
+	char *start;
+	char *end;
+
+	for (start = NULL; (start = strstr(new_location, "${")); ) {
+		end = strchr(start, '}');
+		if (start < end) {
+			*env_var = *expanded = '\0';
+			strncat(env_var, start + 2, end - start - 2);
+			strncat(expanded, new_location, start - new_location);
+			strncat(expanded, getenv(env_var),
+				PATH_MAX - strlen(expanded));
+			strncat(expanded, end + 1,
+				PATH_MAX - strlen(expanded));
+			strncpy(new_location, expanded, PATH_MAX);
+			new_location[PATH_MAX] = 0;
+		} else
+			break;
+	}
+
+	return new_location;
 }