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Date:   Wed, 20 Apr 2022 17:12:34 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <>
To:     Johan Hovold <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        kernel test robot <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,,,
Subject: [PATCH v2] USB: serial: Fix heap overflow in WHITEHEAT_GET_DTR_RTS

The sizeof(struct whitehat_dr_info) can be 4 bytes under CONFIG_AEABI=n
due to "-mabi=apcs-gnu", even though it has a single u8:

whiteheat_private {
        __u8                       mcr;                  /*     0     1 */

        /* size: 4, cachelines: 1, members: 1 */
        /* padding: 3 */
        /* last cacheline: 4 bytes */

The result is technically harmless, as both the source and the
destinations are currently the same allocation size (4 bytes) and don't
use their padding, but if anything were to ever be added after the
"mcr" member in "struct whiteheat_private", it would be overwritten. The
structs both have a single u8 "mcr" member, but are 4 bytes in padded
size. The memcpy() destination was explicitly targeting the u8 member
(size 1) with the length of the whole structure (size 4), triggering
the memcpy buffer overflow warning:

In file included from include/linux/string.h:253,
                 from include/linux/bitmap.h:11,
                 from include/linux/cpumask.h:12,
                 from include/linux/smp.h:13,
                 from include/linux/lockdep.h:14,
                 from include/linux/spinlock.h:62,
                 from include/linux/mmzone.h:8,
                 from include/linux/gfp.h:6,
                 from include/linux/slab.h:15,
                 from drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c:17:
In function 'fortify_memcpy_chk',
    inlined from 'firm_send_command' at drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c:587:4:
include/linux/fortify-string.h:328:25: warning: call to '__write_overflow_field' declared with attribute warning: detected write beyond size of field (1st parameter); maybe use struct_group()? [-Wattribute-warning]
  328 |                         __write_overflow_field(p_size_field, size);
      |                         ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Instead, just assign the one byte directly.

Reported-by: kernel test robot <>
Cc: Johan Hovold <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
v2: - just assign the single byte
 drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c | 5 ++---
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c b/drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c
index da65d14c9ed5..06aad0d727dd 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/serial/whiteheat.c
@@ -584,9 +584,8 @@ static int firm_send_command(struct usb_serial_port *port, __u8 command,
 		switch (command) {
 			info = usb_get_serial_port_data(port);
-			memcpy(&info->mcr, command_info->result_buffer,
-					sizeof(struct whiteheat_dr_info));
-				break;
+			info->mcr = command_info->result_buffer[0];
+			break;

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