Patchwork [net-next] net: sk_buff: memset(skb,0) after alloc in skb_clone

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Submitter govindarajulu.v
Date Sept. 10, 2013, 4:48 a.m.
Message ID <1378788533-5609-1-git-send-email-govindarajulu90@gmail.com>
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Permalink /patch/273764/
State Rejected
Delegated to: David Miller
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govindarajulu.v - Sept. 10, 2013, 4:48 a.m.
The following patch memset the skb to 0 after alloc. We do this in
__alloc_skb_head, __alloc_skb, build_skb. We are missing this in
skb_clone.

The following call to __skb_clone in skb_clone does not copy all the
members of sk_buff. If we donot clear the skb to 0, we will have some
uninitialized members in new skb.

Signed-off-by: Govindarajulu Varadarajan <govindarajulu90@gmail.com>
---
 net/core/skbuff.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
Eric Dumazet - Sept. 10, 2013, 12:40 p.m.
On Tue, 2013-09-10 at 10:18 +0530, Govindarajulu Varadarajan wrote:
> The following patch memset the skb to 0 after alloc. We do this in
> __alloc_skb_head, __alloc_skb, build_skb. We are missing this in
> skb_clone.
> 
> The following call to __skb_clone in skb_clone does not copy all the
> members of sk_buff. If we donot clear the skb to 0, we will have some
> uninitialized members in new skb.

Which ones exactly ?

I would rather make sure all fields are properly copied.

Your patch is incomplete, because it doesn't handle the fast clone case.



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govindarajulu.v - Sept. 12, 2013, 6:21 a.m.
On Tue, 10 Sep 2013, Eric Dumazet wrote:

> On Tue, 2013-09-10 at 10:18 +0530, Govindarajulu Varadarajan wrote:
>> The following patch memset the skb to 0 after alloc. We do this in
>> __alloc_skb_head, __alloc_skb, build_skb. We are missing this in
>> skb_clone.
>>
>> The following call to __skb_clone in skb_clone does not copy all the
>> members of sk_buff. If we donot clear the skb to 0, we will have some
>> uninitialized members in new skb.
>
> Which ones exactly ?
>
> I would rather make sure all fields are properly copied.
>
> Your patch is incomplete, because it doesn't handle the fast clone case.

Sorry, my bad. Didnt check the __copy_skb_header completely.

thanks
//govind

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Patch

diff --git a/net/core/skbuff.c b/net/core/skbuff.c
index d81cff1..fc78f66 100644
--- a/net/core/skbuff.c
+++ b/net/core/skbuff.c
@@ -891,6 +891,7 @@  struct sk_buff *skb_clone(struct sk_buff *skb, gfp_t gfp_mask)
 		n = kmem_cache_alloc(skbuff_head_cache, gfp_mask);
 		if (!n)
 			return NULL;
+		memset(n, 0, offsetof(struct sk_buff, tail));
 
 		kmemcheck_annotate_bitfield(n, flags1);
 		kmemcheck_annotate_bitfield(n, flags2);