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:   Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:00:38 +0200
From:   Simon Wunderlich <>
        Xiyu Yang <>,
        Xin Tan <>,
        Sven Eckelmann <>,
        Simon Wunderlich <>
Subject: [PATCH 3/4] batman-adv: Fix refcnt leak in batadv_store_throughput_override

From: Xiyu Yang <>

batadv_show_throughput_override() invokes batadv_hardif_get_by_netdev(),
which gets a batadv_hard_iface object from net_dev with increased refcnt
and its reference is assigned to a local pointer 'hard_iface'.

When batadv_store_throughput_override() returns, "hard_iface" becomes
invalid, so the refcount should be decreased to keep refcount balanced.

The issue happens in one error path of
batadv_store_throughput_override(). When batadv_parse_throughput()
returns NULL, the refcnt increased by batadv_hardif_get_by_netdev() is
not decreased, causing a refcnt leak.

Fix this issue by jumping to "out" label when batadv_parse_throughput()
returns NULL.

Fixes: 0b5ecc6811bd ("batman-adv: add throughput override attribute to hard_ifaces")
Signed-off-by: Xiyu Yang <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Tan <>
Signed-off-by: Sven Eckelmann <>
Signed-off-by: Simon Wunderlich <>
 net/batman-adv/sysfs.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/batman-adv/sysfs.c b/net/batman-adv/sysfs.c
index c0b00268aac4..0f962dcd239e 100644
--- a/net/batman-adv/sysfs.c
+++ b/net/batman-adv/sysfs.c
@@ -1150,7 +1150,7 @@ static ssize_t batadv_store_throughput_override(struct kobject *kobj,
 	ret = batadv_parse_throughput(net_dev, buff, "throughput_override",
 	if (!ret)
-		return count;
+		goto out;
 	old_tp_override = atomic_read(&hard_iface->bat_v.throughput_override);
 	if (old_tp_override == tp_override)

Powered by blists - more mailing lists