lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:54:49 -0500
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Ping-Ke Shih <>,,
        Kalle Valo <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.10 07/51] rtlwifi: rise completion at the last step of firmware callback

From: Ping-Ke Shih <>

[ Upstream commit 4dfde294b9792dcf8615b55c58f093d544f472f0 ]

request_firmware_nowait() which schedules another work is used to load
firmware when USB is probing. If USB is unplugged before running the
firmware work, it goes disconnect ops, and then causes use-after-free.
Though we wait for completion of firmware work before freeing the hw,
firmware callback rises completion too early. So I move it to the
last step.

usb 5-1: Direct firmware load for rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin failed with error -2
rtlwifi: Loading alternative firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
rtlwifi: Selected firmware is not available
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in rtl_fw_do_work.cold+0x68/0x6a drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c:93
Write of size 4 at addr ffff8881454cff50 by task kworker/0:6/7379

CPU: 0 PID: 7379 Comm: kworker/0:6 Not tainted 5.10.0-rc7-syzkaller #0
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 01/01/2011
Workqueue: events request_firmware_work_func
Call Trace:
 __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
 dump_stack+0x107/0x163 lib/dump_stack.c:118
 print_address_description.constprop.0.cold+0xae/0x4c8 mm/kasan/report.c:385
 __kasan_report mm/kasan/report.c:545 [inline]
 kasan_report.cold+0x1f/0x37 mm/kasan/report.c:562
 rtl_fw_do_work.cold+0x68/0x6a drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c:93
 request_firmware_work_func+0x12c/0x230 drivers/base/firmware_loader/main.c:1079
 process_one_work+0x933/0x1520 kernel/workqueue.c:2272
 worker_thread+0x64c/0x1120 kernel/workqueue.c:2418
 kthread+0x38c/0x460 kernel/kthread.c:292
 ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x30 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:296

The buggy address belongs to the page:
page:00000000f54435b3 refcount:0 mapcount:0 mapping:0000000000000000 index:0x0 pfn:0x1454cf
flags: 0x200000000000000()
raw: 0200000000000000 0000000000000000 ffffea00051533c8 0000000000000000
raw: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000ffffffff 0000000000000000
page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected

Memory state around the buggy address:
 ffff8881454cfe00: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
 ffff8881454cfe80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
>ffff8881454cff00: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
 ffff8881454cff80: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
 ffff8881454d0000: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff

Signed-off-by: Ping-Ke Shih <>
Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c
index a7259dbc953da..965bd95890459 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/core.c
@@ -78,7 +78,6 @@ static void rtl_fw_do_work(const struct firmware *firmware, void *context,
 	rtl_dbg(rtlpriv, COMP_ERR, DBG_LOUD,
 		"Firmware callback routine entered!\n");
-	complete(&rtlpriv->firmware_loading_complete);
 	if (!firmware) {
 		if (rtlpriv->cfg->alt_fw_name) {
 			err = request_firmware(&firmware,
@@ -91,13 +90,13 @@ static void rtl_fw_do_work(const struct firmware *firmware, void *context,
 		pr_err("Selected firmware is not available\n");
 		rtlpriv->max_fw_size = 0;
-		return;
+		goto exit;
 	if (firmware->size > rtlpriv->max_fw_size) {
 		pr_err("Firmware is too big!\n");
-		return;
+		goto exit;
 	if (!is_wow) {
 		memcpy(rtlpriv->rtlhal.pfirmware, firmware->data,
@@ -109,6 +108,9 @@ static void rtl_fw_do_work(const struct firmware *firmware, void *context,
 		rtlpriv->rtlhal.wowlan_fwsize = firmware->size;
+	complete(&rtlpriv->firmware_loading_complete);
 void rtl_fw_cb(const struct firmware *firmware, void *context)

Powered by blists - more mailing lists