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Date:	Thu, 8 May 2014 07:10:27 -0400
From:	Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>
To:	Wang Weidong <wangweidong1@...wei.com>
Cc:	Vlad Yasevich <vyasevich@...il.com>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@...hat.com>,
	linux-sctp@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] sctp: fix kfree static array pointer in
 sctp_sysctl_net_unregister

On Thu, May 08, 2014 at 03:39:06PM +0800, Wang Weidong wrote:
> As commit efb842c45e("sctp: optimize the sctp_sysctl_net_register"),
> we don't kmemdup a sysctl_table for init_net, so the 
> init_net->sctp.sysctl_header->ctl_table_arg points to sctp_net_table
> which is a static array pointer. So when doing sctp_sysctl_net_unregister,
> it will free sctp_net_table, then we will get a NULL pointer dereference
> like that:
> 
> [  262.948220] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 000000000000006c
> [  262.948232] IP: [<ffffffff81144b70>] kfree+0x80/0x420
> [  262.948260] PGD db80a067 PUD dae12067 PMD 0
> [  262.948268] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
> [  262.948273] Modules linked in: sctp(-) crc32c_generic libcrc32c
> ...
> [  262.948338] task: ffff8800db830190 ti: ffff8800dad00000 task.ti: ffff8800dad00000
> [  262.948344] RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff81144b70>]  [<ffffffff81144b70>] kfree+0x80/0x420
> [  262.948353] RSP: 0018:ffff8800dad01d88  EFLAGS: 00010046
> [  262.948358] RAX: 0100000000000000 RBX: ffffffffa0227940 RCX: ffffea0000707888
> [  262.948363] RDX: ffffea0000707888 RSI: 0000000000000001 RDI: ffffffffa0227940
> [  262.948369] RBP: ffff8800dad01de8 R08: 0000000000000000 R09: ffff8800d9e983a9
> [  262.948374] R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: ffffffffa0227940
> [  262.948380] R13: ffffffff8187cfc0 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: ffffffff8187da10
> [  262.948386] FS:  00007fa2a2658700(0000) GS:ffff880112800000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
> [  262.948394] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 000000008005003b
> [  262.948400] CR2: 000000000000006c CR3: 00000000cddc0000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
> [  262.948410] Stack:
> [  262.948413]  ffff8800dad01da8 0000000000000286 0000000020227940 ffffffffa0227940
> [  262.948422]  ffff8800dad01dd8 ffffffff811b7fa1 ffffffffa0227940 ffffffffa0227940
> [  262.948431]  ffffffff8187d960 ffffffff8187cfc0 ffffffff8187d960 ffffffff8187da10
> [  262.948440] Call Trace:
> [  262.948457]  [<ffffffff811b7fa1>] ? unregister_sysctl_table+0x51/0xa0
> [  262.948476]  [<ffffffffa020d1a1>] sctp_sysctl_net_unregister+0x21/0x30 [sctp]
> [  262.948490]  [<ffffffffa020ef6d>] sctp_net_exit+0x12d/0x150 [sctp]
> [  262.948512]  [<ffffffff81394f49>] ops_exit_list+0x39/0x60
> [  262.948522]  [<ffffffff813951ed>] unregister_pernet_operations+0x3d/0x70
> [  262.948530]  [<ffffffff81395292>] unregister_pernet_subsys+0x22/0x40
> [  262.948544]  [<ffffffffa020efcc>] sctp_exit+0x3c/0x12d [sctp]
> [  262.948562]  [<ffffffff810c5e04>] SyS_delete_module+0x194/0x210
> [  262.948577]  [<ffffffff81240fde>] ? trace_hardirqs_on_thunk+0x3a/0x3f
> [  262.948587]  [<ffffffff815217a2>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
> 
> So add a check net_namespace init_net before kfree the sysctl_table.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Wang Weidong <wangweidong1@...wei.com>
> ---
>  net/sctp/sysctl.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/sctp/sysctl.c b/net/sctp/sysctl.c
> index c82fdc1..844d2b0 100644
> --- a/net/sctp/sysctl.c
> +++ b/net/sctp/sysctl.c
> @@ -459,7 +459,8 @@ void sctp_sysctl_net_unregister(struct net *net)
>  
>  	table = net->sctp.sysctl_header->ctl_table_arg;
>  	unregister_net_sysctl_table(net->sctp.sysctl_header);
> -	kfree(table);
> +	if (!net_eq(net, &init_net))
> +		kfree(table);
>  }
>  
>  static struct ctl_table_header *sctp_sysctl_header;
> -- 
> 1.7.12
> 
> 
> 
The size of of the sysctl table is 1.6k at the moment. Is it really worth having
to special case this in two location just to save that space?  It almost seems
better just to revert the origonal commit.

Neil

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