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Date:   Tue, 21 May 2019 19:02:00 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <>
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Dirk van der Merwe <>
Subject: [PATCH net 1/3] net/tls: avoid NULL-deref on resync during device removal

When netdev with active kTLS sockets in unregistered
notifier callback walks the offloaded sockets and
cleans up offload state.  RX data may still be processed,
however, and if resync was requested prior to device
removal we would hit a NULL pointer dereference on
ctx->netdev use.

Make sure resync is under the device offload lock
and NULL-check the netdev pointer.

This should be safe, because the pointer is set to
NULL either in the netdev notifier (under said lock)
or when socket is completely dead and no resync can

The other access to ctx->netdev in tls_validate_xmit_skb()
does not dereference the pointer, it just checks it against
other device pointer, so it should be pretty safe (perhaps
we can add a READ_ONCE/WRITE_ONCE there, if paranoid).

Fixes: 4799ac81e52a ("tls: Add rx inline crypto offload")
Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
Reviewed-by: Dirk van der Merwe <>
 net/tls/tls_device.c | 15 ++++++++++-----
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/tls/tls_device.c b/net/tls/tls_device.c
index ca54a7c7ec81..aa33e4accc32 100644
--- a/net/tls/tls_device.c
+++ b/net/tls/tls_device.c
@@ -553,8 +553,8 @@ void tls_device_write_space(struct sock *sk, struct tls_context *ctx)
 void handle_device_resync(struct sock *sk, u32 seq, u64 rcd_sn)
 	struct tls_context *tls_ctx = tls_get_ctx(sk);
-	struct net_device *netdev = tls_ctx->netdev;
 	struct tls_offload_context_rx *rx_ctx;
+	struct net_device *netdev;
 	u32 is_req_pending;
 	s64 resync_req;
 	u32 req_seq;
@@ -568,10 +568,15 @@ void handle_device_resync(struct sock *sk, u32 seq, u64 rcd_sn)
 	is_req_pending = resync_req;
 	if (unlikely(is_req_pending) && req_seq == seq &&
-	    atomic64_try_cmpxchg(&rx_ctx->resync_req, &resync_req, 0))
-		netdev->tlsdev_ops->tls_dev_resync_rx(netdev, sk,
-						      seq + TLS_HEADER_SIZE - 1,
-						      rcd_sn);
+	    atomic64_try_cmpxchg(&rx_ctx->resync_req, &resync_req, 0)) {
+		seq += TLS_HEADER_SIZE - 1;
+		down_read(&device_offload_lock);
+		netdev = tls_ctx->netdev;
+		if (netdev)
+			netdev->tlsdev_ops->tls_dev_resync_rx(netdev, sk, seq,
+							      rcd_sn);
+		up_read(&device_offload_lock);
+	}
 static int tls_device_reencrypt(struct sock *sk, struct sk_buff *skb)

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