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Date:	Fri,  8 Aug 2014 13:40:57 -0700
From:	Kamal Mostafa <>
Cc:	Daniel Borkmann <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,
	Kamal Mostafa <>
Subject: [PATCH 3.13 234/259] net: sctp: check proc_dointvec result in proc_sctp_do_auth -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Daniel Borkmann <>

[ Upstream commit 24599e61b7552673dd85971cf5a35369cd8c119e ]

When writing to the sysctl field net.sctp.auth_enable, it can well
be that the user buffer we handed over to proc_dointvec() via
proc_sctp_do_auth() handler contains something other than integers.

In that case, we would set an uninitialized 4-byte value from the
stack to net->sctp.auth_enable that can be leaked back when reading
the sysctl variable, and it can unintentionally turn auth_enable
on/off based on the stack content since auth_enable is interpreted
as a boolean.

Fix it up by making sure proc_dointvec() returned sucessfully.

Fixes: b14878ccb7fa ("net: sctp: cache auth_enable per endpoint")
Reported-by: Florian Westphal <>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <>
Acked-by: Neil Horman <>
Acked-by: Vlad Yasevich <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 net/sctp/sysctl.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/sctp/sysctl.c b/net/sctp/sysctl.c
index 7c4eac4..99abe1a 100644
--- a/net/sctp/sysctl.c
+++ b/net/sctp/sysctl.c
@@ -423,8 +423,7 @@ static int proc_sctp_do_auth(struct ctl_table *ctl, int write, = &net->sctp.auth_enable;
 	ret = proc_dointvec(&tbl, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
-	if (write) {
+	if (write && ret == 0) {
 		struct sock *sk = net->sctp.ctl_sock;
 		net->sctp.auth_enable = new_value;

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