Patchwork [v5,21/24] virtio-scsi: fix buffer overrun on invalid state load

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Submitter Michael S. Tsirkin
Date April 3, 2014, 4:52 p.m.
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Michael S. Tsirkin - April 3, 2014, 4:52 p.m.

hw/scsi/scsi-bus.c invokes load_request.

 virtio_scsi_load_request does:
    qemu_get_buffer(f, (unsigned char *)&req->elem, sizeof(req->elem));

this probably can make elem invalid, for example,
make in_num or out_num huge, then:

    virtio_scsi_parse_req(s, vs->cmd_vqs[n], req);

will do:

    if (req->elem.out_num > 1) {
        qemu_sgl_init_external(req, &req->elem.out_sg[1],
                               req->elem.out_num - 1);
    } else {
        qemu_sgl_init_external(req, &req->elem.in_sg[1],
                               req->elem.in_num - 1);

and this will access out of array bounds.

Note: this adds security checks within assert calls since
SCSIBusInfo's load_request cannot fail.
For now simply disable builds with NDEBUG - there seems
to be little value in supporting these.

Cc: Andreas Färber <>
Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <>
 hw/scsi/virtio-scsi.c | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)


diff --git a/hw/scsi/virtio-scsi.c b/hw/scsi/virtio-scsi.c
index b0d7517..1752193 100644
--- a/hw/scsi/virtio-scsi.c
+++ b/hw/scsi/virtio-scsi.c
@@ -147,6 +147,15 @@  static void *virtio_scsi_load_request(QEMUFile *f, SCSIRequest *sreq)
     qemu_get_be32s(f, &n);
     assert(n < vs->conf.num_queues);
     qemu_get_buffer(f, (unsigned char *)&req->elem, sizeof(req->elem));
+    /* TODO: add a way for SCSIBusInfo's load_request to fail,
+     * and fail migration instead of asserting here.
+     * When we do, we might be able to re-enable NDEBUG below.
+     */
+#ifdef NDEBUG
+#error building with NDEBUG is not supported
+    assert(req->elem.in_num <= ARRAY_SIZE(req->elem.in_sg));
+    assert(req->elem.out_num <= ARRAY_SIZE(req->elem.out_sg));
     virtio_scsi_parse_req(s, vs->cmd_vqs[n], req);