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Date:	Sun, 03 Oct 2010 22:00:57 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix out-of-bounds reading in sctp_asoc_get_hmac()

From: Vlad Yasevich <>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 18:13:34 -0400

> On 10/01/2010 05:51 PM, Dan Rosenberg wrote:
>> The sctp_asoc_get_hmac() function iterates through a peer's hmac_ids
>> array and attempts to ensure that only a supported hmac entry is
>> returned.  The current code fails to do this properly - if the last id
>> in the array is out of range (greater than SCTP_AUTH_HMAC_ID_MAX), the
>> id integer remains set after exiting the loop, and the address of an
>> out-of-bounds entry will be returned and subsequently used in the
>> parent
>> function, causing potentially ugly memory corruption.  This patch
>> resets
>> the id integer to 0 on encountering an invalid id so that NULL will be
>> returned after finishing the loop if no valid ids are found.
>> Signed-off-by: Dan Rosenberg<>
> Good catch.
> Acked-by: Vlad Yasevich <>

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