[stable,4.4] tipc: fix crash during node removal

Submitted by Jon Paul Maloy on April 20, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

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Message ID 1492716838-9182-1-git-send-email-jon.maloy@ericsson.com
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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Jon Paul Maloy April 20, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
From: Jon Paul Maloy <jon.maloy@ericsson.com>

commit d25a01257e422a4bdeb426f69529d57c73b235fe upstream

When the TIPC module is unloaded, we have identified a race condition
that allows a node reference counter to go to zero and the node instance
being freed before the node timer is finished with accessing it. This
leads to occasional crashes, especially in multi-namespace environments.

The scenario goes as follows:

CPU0:(node_stop)                       CPU1:(node_timeout)  // ref == 2

1:                                          if(!mod_timer())
2: if (del_timer())
3:   tipc_node_put()                                        // ref -> 1
4: tipc_node_put()                                          // ref -> 0
5:   kfree_rcu(node);
6:                                               tipc_node_get(node)
7:                                               // BOOM!

We now clean up this functionality as follows:

1) We remove the node pointer from the node lookup table before we
   attempt deactivating the timer. This way, we reduce the risk that
   tipc_node_find() may obtain a valid pointer to an instance marked
   for deletion; a harmless but undesirable situation.

2) We use del_timer_sync() instead of del_timer() to safely deactivate
   the node timer without any risk that it might be reactivated by the
   timeout handler. There is no risk of deadlock here, since the two
   functions never touch the same spinlocks.

3: We remove a pointless tipc_node_get() + tipc_node_put() from the
   timeout handler.

Reported-by: Zhijiang Hu <huzhijiang@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Ying Xue <ying.xue@windriver.com>
Signed-off-by: Jon Maloy <jon.maloy@ericsson.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
---
 net/tipc/node.c | 24 +++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

Comments

David Miller April 21, 2017, 3 p.m.
Please submit this directly to stable@vger.kernel.org, I only submit
changes back to the two most recent -stable trees which right now
is 4.10.x and 4.9.x

Thank you.

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diff --git a/net/tipc/node.c b/net/tipc/node.c
index 3926b56..d468aad 100644
--- a/net/tipc/node.c
+++ b/net/tipc/node.c
@@ -102,9 +102,10 @@  static unsigned int tipc_hashfn(u32 addr)
 
 static void tipc_node_kref_release(struct kref *kref)
 {
-	struct tipc_node *node = container_of(kref, struct tipc_node, kref);
+	struct tipc_node *n = container_of(kref, struct tipc_node, kref);
 
-	tipc_node_delete(node);
+	kfree(n->bc_entry.link);
+	kfree_rcu(n, rcu);
 }
 
 void tipc_node_put(struct tipc_node *node)
@@ -216,21 +217,20 @@  static void tipc_node_delete(struct tipc_node *node)
 {
 	list_del_rcu(&node->list);
 	hlist_del_rcu(&node->hash);
-	kfree(node->bc_entry.link);
-	kfree_rcu(node, rcu);
+	tipc_node_put(node);
+
+	del_timer_sync(&node->timer);
+	tipc_node_put(node);
 }
 
 void tipc_node_stop(struct net *net)
 {
-	struct tipc_net *tn = net_generic(net, tipc_net_id);
+	struct tipc_net *tn = tipc_net(net);
 	struct tipc_node *node, *t_node;
 
 	spin_lock_bh(&tn->node_list_lock);
-	list_for_each_entry_safe(node, t_node, &tn->node_list, list) {
-		if (del_timer(&node->timer))
-			tipc_node_put(node);
-		tipc_node_put(node);
-	}
+	list_for_each_entry_safe(node, t_node, &tn->node_list, list)
+		tipc_node_delete(node);
 	spin_unlock_bh(&tn->node_list_lock);
 }
 
@@ -313,9 +313,7 @@  static void tipc_node_timeout(unsigned long data)
 		if (rc & TIPC_LINK_DOWN_EVT)
 			tipc_node_link_down(n, bearer_id, false);
 	}
-	if (!mod_timer(&n->timer, jiffies + n->keepalive_intv))
-		tipc_node_get(n);
-	tipc_node_put(n);
+	mod_timer(&n->timer, jiffies + n->keepalive_intv);
 }
 
 /**