[3.5.y.z,extended,stable] Patch "drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c: use kzalloc() for failing hardware" has been added to staging queue

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Luis Henriques July 10, 2013, 3:34 p.m.
This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c: use kzalloc() for failing hardware

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 
reply to this email.

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From 6b9adf2d0284dc40073dc48a5d8d9876296545ec Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jonathan Salwan <jonathan.salwan@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:01:13 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c: use kzalloc() for failing hardware

commit 542db01579fbb7ea7d1f7bb9ddcef1559df660b2 upstream.

In drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c mmc_ioctl_cdrom_read_data() allocates a memory
area with kmalloc in line 2885.

  2885         cgc->buffer = kmalloc(blocksize, GFP_KERNEL);
  2886         if (cgc->buffer == NULL)
  2887                 return -ENOMEM;

In line 2908 we can find the copy_to_user function:

  2908         if (!ret && copy_to_user(arg, cgc->buffer, blocksize))

The cgc->buffer is never cleaned and initialized before this function.
If ret = 0 with the previous basic block, it's possible to display some
memory bytes in kernel space from userspace.

When we read a block from the disk it normally fills the ->buffer but if
the drive is malfunctioning there is a chance that it would only be
partially filled.  The result is an leak information to userspace.

Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
 drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)



diff --git a/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c b/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c
index d620b44..8a3aff7 100644
--- a/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c
+++ b/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c
@@ -2882,7 +2882,7 @@  static noinline int mmc_ioctl_cdrom_read_data(struct cdrom_device_info *cdi,
 	if (lba < 0)
 		return -EINVAL;

-	cgc->buffer = kmalloc(blocksize, GFP_KERNEL);
+	cgc->buffer = kzalloc(blocksize, GFP_KERNEL);
 	if (cgc->buffer == NULL)
 		return -ENOMEM;