[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "tipc: fix info leaks via msg_name in recv_msg/recv_stream" has been added to staging queue

Submitted by Luis Henriques on May 1, 2013, 11:34 p.m.


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Luis Henriques May 1, 2013, 11:34 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    tipc: fix info leaks via msg_name in recv_msg/recv_stream

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


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From 6997f8d5eb90744e960ee5684de2cd75eeceeba4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 01:52:00 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] tipc: fix info leaks via msg_name in recv_msg/recv_stream

commit 60085c3d009b0df252547adb336d1ccca5ce52ec upstream.

The code in set_orig_addr() does not initialize all of the members of
struct sockaddr_tipc when filling the sockaddr info -- namely the union
is only partly filled. This will make recv_msg() and recv_stream() --
the only users of this function -- leak kernel stack memory as the
msg_name member is a local variable in net/socket.c.

Additionally to that both recv_msg() and recv_stream() fail to update
the msg_namelen member to 0 while otherwise returning with 0, i.e.
"success". This is the case for, e.g., non-blocking sockets. This will
lead to a 128 byte kernel stack leak in net/socket.c.

Fix the first issue by initializing the memory of the union with
memset(0). Fix the second one by setting msg_namelen to 0 early as it
will be updated later if we're going to fill the msg_name member.

Cc: Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@ericsson.com>
Cc: Allan Stephens <allan.stephens@windriver.com>
Signed-off-by: Mathias Krause <minipli@googlemail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 net/tipc/socket.c | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)


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diff --git a/net/tipc/socket.c b/net/tipc/socket.c
index 5577a44..91fd130 100644
--- a/net/tipc/socket.c
+++ b/net/tipc/socket.c
@@ -802,6 +802,7 @@  static void set_orig_addr(struct msghdr *m, struct tipc_msg *msg)
 	if (addr) {
 		addr->family = AF_TIPC;
 		addr->addrtype = TIPC_ADDR_ID;
+		memset(&addr->addr, 0, sizeof(addr->addr));
 		addr->addr.id.ref = msg_origport(msg);
 		addr->addr.id.node = msg_orignode(msg);
 		addr->addr.name.domain = 0;	/* could leave uninitialized */
@@ -916,6 +917,9 @@  static int recv_msg(struct kiocb *iocb, struct socket *sock,
 		goto exit;

+	/* will be updated in set_orig_addr() if needed */
+	m->msg_namelen = 0;
 	timeout = sock_rcvtimeo(sk, flags & MSG_DONTWAIT);

@@ -1032,6 +1036,9 @@  static int recv_stream(struct kiocb *iocb, struct socket *sock,
 		goto exit;

+	/* will be updated in set_orig_addr() if needed */
+	m->msg_namelen = 0;
 	target = sock_rcvlowat(sk, flags & MSG_WAITALL, buf_len);
 	timeout = sock_rcvtimeo(sk, flags & MSG_DONTWAIT);