[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "net: sctp: sctp_endpoint_free: zero out secret key data" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski on Feb. 15, 2013, 3:11 a.m.


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Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski Feb. 15, 2013, 3:11 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    net: sctp: sctp_endpoint_free: zero out secret key data

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


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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From 030e5f0548ca11558e646dfd343d52cdd05bb2f5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@redhat.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 03:04:35 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] net: sctp: sctp_endpoint_free: zero out secret key data

commit b5c37fe6e24eec194bb29d22fdd55d73bcc709bf upstream.

On sctp_endpoint_destroy, previously used sensitive keying material
should be zeroed out before the memory is returned, as we already do
with e.g. auth keys when released.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Vlad Yasevich <vyasevic@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski@canonical.com>
 net/sctp/endpointola.c |    5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)


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diff --git a/net/sctp/endpointola.c b/net/sctp/endpointola.c
index 68a385d..58cd035 100644
--- a/net/sctp/endpointola.c
+++ b/net/sctp/endpointola.c
@@ -248,6 +248,8 @@  void sctp_endpoint_free(struct sctp_endpoint *ep)
 /* Final destructor for endpoint.  */
 static void sctp_endpoint_destroy(struct sctp_endpoint *ep)
+	int i;
 	SCTP_ASSERT(ep->base.dead, "Endpoint is not dead", return);

 	/* Free up the HMAC transform. */
@@ -270,6 +272,9 @@  static void sctp_endpoint_destroy(struct sctp_endpoint *ep)

+	for (i = 0; i < SCTP_HOW_MANY_SECRETS; ++i)
+		memset(&ep->secret_key[i], 0, SCTP_SECRET_SIZE);
 	/* Remove and free the port */
 	if (sctp_sk(ep->base.sk)->bind_hash)