[v2,1/1] net: check before dereferencing netdev_ops during busy poll

Message ID 20180313053248.13654-2-jelsasser@appneta.com
State Not Applicable
Delegated to: David Miller
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  • net: avoid a kernel panic during sk_busy_loop
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Joshua Elsasser March 13, 2018, 5:32 a.m.
init_dummy_netdev() leaves its netdev_ops pointer zeroed. This leads
to a NULL pointer dereference when sk_busy_loop fires against an iwlwifi
wireless adapter and checks napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll.

Avoid this by ensuring napi->dev->netdev_ops is valid before following
the pointer, avoiding the following panic when busy polling on a dummy
netdev:

  BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000000000000c8
  IP: [<ffffffff817b4b72>] sk_busy_loop+0x92/0x2f0
  Call Trace:
   [<ffffffff815a3134>] ? uart_write_room+0x74/0xf0
   [<ffffffff817964a9>] sock_poll+0x99/0xa0
   [<ffffffff81223142>] do_sys_poll+0x2e2/0x520
   [<ffffffff8118d3fc>] ? get_page_from_freelist+0x3bc/0xa30
   [<ffffffff810ada22>] ? update_curr+0x62/0x140
   [<ffffffff811ea671>] ? __slab_free+0xa1/0x2a0
   [<ffffffff811ea671>] ? __slab_free+0xa1/0x2a0
   [<ffffffff8179dbb1>] ? skb_free_head+0x21/0x30
   [<ffffffff81221bd0>] ? poll_initwait+0x50/0x50
   [<ffffffff811eaa36>] ? kmem_cache_free+0x1c6/0x1e0
   [<ffffffff815a4884>] ? uart_write+0x124/0x1d0
   [<ffffffff810bd1cd>] ? remove_wait_queue+0x4d/0x60
   [<ffffffff810bd224>] ? __wake_up+0x44/0x50
   [<ffffffff81582731>] ? tty_write_unlock+0x31/0x40
   [<ffffffff8158c5c6>] ? tty_ldisc_deref+0x16/0x20
   [<ffffffff81584820>] ? tty_write+0x1e0/0x2f0
   [<ffffffff81587e50>] ? process_echoes+0x80/0x80
   [<ffffffff8120c17b>] ? __vfs_write+0x2b/0x130
   [<ffffffff8120d09a>] ? vfs_write+0x15a/0x1a0
   [<ffffffff81223455>] SyS_poll+0x75/0x100
   [<ffffffff819a6524>] entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x24/0xcf

Commit 79e7fff47b7b ("net: remove support for per driver ndo_busy_poll()")
indirectly fixed this upstream in linux-4.11 by removing the offending
pointer usage. No other users of napi->dev touch its netdev_ops.

Fixes: 060212928670 ("net: add low latency socket poll")
Fixes: ce6aea93f751 ("net: network drivers no longer need to implement ndo_busy_poll()") - 4.9.y
Signed-off-by: Josh Elsasser <jelsasser@appneta.com>
---
 net/core/dev.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Eric Dumazet March 13, 2018, 5:50 a.m. | #1
On 03/12/2018 10:32 PM, Josh Elsasser wrote:
> init_dummy_netdev() leaves its netdev_ops pointer zeroed. This leads
> to a NULL pointer dereference when sk_busy_loop fires against an iwlwifi
> wireless adapter and checks napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll.
> 
> Avoid this by ensuring napi->dev->netdev_ops is valid before following
> the pointer, avoiding the following panic when busy polling on a dummy
> netdev:
>


> 
> Fixes: 060212928670 ("net: add low latency socket poll")
> Fixes: ce6aea93f751 ("net: network drivers no longer need to implement ndo_busy_poll()") - 4.9.y
> Signed-off-by: Josh Elsasser <jelsasser@appneta.com>
> ---
>   net/core/dev.c | 5 ++++-
>   1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
> index 8898618bf341..1f50c131ed15 100644
> --- a/net/core/dev.c
> +++ b/net/core/dev.c
> @@ -5042,7 +5042,10 @@ bool sk_busy_loop(struct sock *sk, int nonblock)
>   		goto out;
>   
>   	/* Note: ndo_busy_poll method is optional in linux-4.5 */
> -	busy_poll = napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll;
> +	if (napi->dev->netdev_ops)
> +		busy_poll = napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll;
> +	else
> +		busy_poll = NULL;
>   
>   	do {
>   		rc = 0;
> 
We could instead setup a non NULL netdev_ops pointer on these 'dummy' 
devices to not add a check in fast path, but I presume we do
not really care since this fix is for old kernels, and considering how 
long it took to discover this bug.

Reviewed-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>
David Miller March 13, 2018, 2:51 p.m. | #2
From: Josh Elsasser <jelsasser@appneta.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:32:00 -0700

> init_dummy_netdev() leaves its netdev_ops pointer zeroed. This leads
> to a NULL pointer dereference when sk_busy_loop fires against an iwlwifi
> wireless adapter and checks napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll.
> 
> Avoid this by ensuring napi->dev->netdev_ops is valid before following
> the pointer, avoiding the following panic when busy polling on a dummy
> netdev:
 ...
> Commit 79e7fff47b7b ("net: remove support for per driver ndo_busy_poll()")
> indirectly fixed this upstream in linux-4.11 by removing the offending
> pointer usage. No other users of napi->dev touch its netdev_ops.
> 
> Fixes: 060212928670 ("net: add low latency socket poll")
> Fixes: ce6aea93f751 ("net: network drivers no longer need to implement ndo_busy_poll()") - 4.9.y
> Signed-off-by: Josh Elsasser <jelsasser@appneta.com>

Ok, queued up for -stable, thanks.

Patch

diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
index 8898618bf341..1f50c131ed15 100644
--- a/net/core/dev.c
+++ b/net/core/dev.c
@@ -5042,7 +5042,10 @@  bool sk_busy_loop(struct sock *sk, int nonblock)
 		goto out;
 
 	/* Note: ndo_busy_poll method is optional in linux-4.5 */
-	busy_poll = napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll;
+	if (napi->dev->netdev_ops)
+		busy_poll = napi->dev->netdev_ops->ndo_busy_poll;
+	else
+		busy_poll = NULL;
 
 	do {
 		rc = 0;