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Date:	Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:15:53 +0200
From:	Hannes Frederic Sowa <>
To:	Sasha Levin <>
Cc:	Andrey Ryabinin <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	"" <>,
	LKML <>,
	Dave Jones <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>
Subject: Re: net: socket: NULL ptr deref in sendmsg

On Fr, 2014-07-25 at 16:52 -0400, Sasha Levin wrote:
> On 07/25/2014 11:23 AM, Andrey Ryabinin wrote:
> > After this report there was no usual "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference"
> > and this gave me a clue that address 0 is mapped and contains valid socket address structure in it.
> Interesting. Does it mean that all network protocols that check it for being NULL instead of checking
> the length are incorrect?

I would not like to go down this route and keep msg->msg_namelen and
msg->msg_name in sync after verify_iovec.

> (such as:)
>         if (msg->msg_name) {
>                 DECLARE_SOCKADDR(struct sockaddr_can *, addr, msg->msg_name);
>                 [...]


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