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[net] net/x25: prevent a couple of overflows

Message ID 20201130100425.GB2789@kadam
State New
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Series [net] net/x25: prevent a couple of overflows | expand

Commit Message

Dan Carpenter Nov. 30, 2020, 10:04 a.m. UTC
From: "kiyin(尹亮)" <kiyin@tencent.com>

The .x25_addr[] address comes from the user and is not necessarily
NUL terminated.  This leads to a couple problems.  The first problem is
that the strlen() in x25_bind() can read beyond the end of the buffer.

The second problem is more subtle and could result in memory corruption.
The call tree is:
  x25_connect()
  --> x25_write_internal()
      --> x25_addr_aton()

The .x25_addr[] buffers are copied to the "addresses" buffer from
x25_write_internal() so it will lead to stack corruption.

The x25 protocol only allows 15 character addresses so putting a NUL
terminator as the 16th character is safe and obviously preferable to
reading out of bounds.

Signed-off-by: "kiyin(尹亮)" <kiyin@tencent.com>
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
---

 net/x25/af_x25.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

Comments

Martin Schiller Dec. 1, 2020, 6:50 a.m. UTC | #1
On 2020-11-30 11:04, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> From: "kiyin(尹亮)" <kiyin@tencent.com>
> 
> The .x25_addr[] address comes from the user and is not necessarily
> NUL terminated.  This leads to a couple problems.  The first problem is
> that the strlen() in x25_bind() can read beyond the end of the buffer.
> 
> The second problem is more subtle and could result in memory 
> corruption.
> The call tree is:
>   x25_connect()
>   --> x25_write_internal()
>       --> x25_addr_aton()
> 
> The .x25_addr[] buffers are copied to the "addresses" buffer from
> x25_write_internal() so it will lead to stack corruption.
> 
> The x25 protocol only allows 15 character addresses so putting a NUL
> terminator as the 16th character is safe and obviously preferable to
> reading out of bounds.
> 

OK, I see the potential danger. I'm just wondering what is the better
approach here to counteract it:
1. check if the string is terminated or exceeds the maximum allowed
    length and report an error if necessary.
2. always terminate the string at byte 15 as you suggested.

> Signed-off-by: "kiyin(尹亮)" <kiyin@tencent.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
> ---
> 
>  net/x25/af_x25.c | 3 +++
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/net/x25/af_x25.c b/net/x25/af_x25.c
> index 0bbb283f23c9..3180f15942fe 100644
> --- a/net/x25/af_x25.c
> +++ b/net/x25/af_x25.c
> @@ -686,6 +686,8 @@ static int x25_bind(struct socket *sock, struct
> sockaddr *uaddr, int addr_len)
>  		goto out;
>  	}
> 
> +	addr->sx25_addr.x25_addr[X25_ADDR_LEN - 1] = '\0';
> +
>  	/* check for the null_x25_address */
>  	if (strcmp(addr->sx25_addr.x25_addr, null_x25_address.x25_addr)) {
> 
> @@ -779,6 +781,7 @@ static int x25_connect(struct socket *sock, struct
> sockaddr *uaddr,
>  		goto out;
> 
>  	rc = -ENETUNREACH;
> +	addr->sx25_addr.x25_addr[X25_ADDR_LEN - 1] = '\0';
>  	rt = x25_get_route(&addr->sx25_addr);
>  	if (!rt)
>  		goto out;
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diff --git a/net/x25/af_x25.c b/net/x25/af_x25.c
index 0bbb283f23c9..3180f15942fe 100644
--- a/net/x25/af_x25.c
+++ b/net/x25/af_x25.c
@@ -686,6 +686,8 @@  static int x25_bind(struct socket *sock, struct sockaddr *uaddr, int addr_len)
 		goto out;
 	}
 
+	addr->sx25_addr.x25_addr[X25_ADDR_LEN - 1] = '\0';
+
 	/* check for the null_x25_address */
 	if (strcmp(addr->sx25_addr.x25_addr, null_x25_address.x25_addr)) {
 
@@ -779,6 +781,7 @@  static int x25_connect(struct socket *sock, struct sockaddr *uaddr,
 		goto out;
 
 	rc = -ENETUNREACH;
+	addr->sx25_addr.x25_addr[X25_ADDR_LEN - 1] = '\0';
 	rt = x25_get_route(&addr->sx25_addr);
 	if (!rt)
 		goto out;