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Date:   Mon,  8 Jul 2019 17:12:18 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Jann Horn <>,
        John Johansen <>
Subject: [PATCH 4.4 08/73] apparmor: enforce nullbyte at end of tag string

From: Jann Horn <>

commit 8404d7a674c49278607d19726e0acc0cae299357 upstream.

A packed AppArmor policy contains null-terminated tag strings that are read
by unpack_nameX(). However, unpack_nameX() uses string functions on them
without ensuring that they are actually null-terminated, potentially
leading to out-of-bounds accesses.

Make sure that the tag string is null-terminated before passing it to

Fixes: 736ec752d95e ("AppArmor: policy routines for loading and unpacking policy")
Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <>
Signed-off-by: John Johansen <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 security/apparmor/policy_unpack.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/security/apparmor/policy_unpack.c
+++ b/security/apparmor/policy_unpack.c
@@ -177,7 +177,7 @@ static bool unpack_nameX(struct aa_ext *
 		char *tag = NULL;
 		size_t size = unpack_u16_chunk(e, &tag);
 		/* if a name is specified it must match. otherwise skip tag */
-		if (name && (!size || strcmp(name, tag)))
+		if (name && (!size || tag[size-1] != '\0' || strcmp(name, tag)))
 			goto fail;
 	} else if (name) {
 		/* if a name is specified and there is no name tag fail */

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