[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "sock_diag: Fix out-of-bounds access to sock_diag_handlers[]" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Luis Henriques on Feb. 28, 2013, 11:59 a.m.


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Luis Henriques Feb. 28, 2013, 11:59 a.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    sock_diag: Fix out-of-bounds access to sock_diag_handlers[]

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 e83c00b5daeaeef5635926d9e907f100f1bfa419 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:13:47 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] sock_diag: Fix out-of-bounds access to sock_diag_handlers[]

commit 6e601a53566d84e1ffd25e7b6fe0b6894ffd79c0 upstream.

Userland can send a netlink message requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY
with a family greater or equal then AF_MAX -- the array size of
sock_diag_handlers[]. The current code does not test for this
condition therefore is vulnerable to an out-of-bound access opening
doors for a privilege escalation.

Signed-off-by: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com>
Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 net/core/sock_diag.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)


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diff --git a/net/core/sock_diag.c b/net/core/sock_diag.c
index 5fd1467..964a92c 100644
--- a/net/core/sock_diag.c
+++ b/net/core/sock_diag.c
@@ -126,6 +126,9 @@  static int __sock_diag_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh)
 	if (nlmsg_len(nlh) < sizeof(*req))
 		return -EINVAL;

+	if (req->sdiag_family >= AF_MAX)
+		return -EINVAL;
 	hndl = sock_diag_lock_handler(req->sdiag_family);
 	if (hndl == NULL)
 		err = -ENOENT;