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Date:   Wed,  9 Sep 2020 13:58:13 +0200
From:   "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
Cc:     "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>,
        Eric Dumazet <>
Subject: [PATCH net 0/2] wireguard fixes for 5.9-rc5

Hi Dave,

Yesterday, Eric reported a race condition found by syzbot. This series
contains two commits, one that fixes the direct issue, and another that
addresses the more general issue, as a defense in depth.

1) The basic problem syzbot unearthed was that one particular mutation
   of handshake->entry was not protected by the handshake mutex like the
   other cases, so this patch basically just reorders a line to make
   sure the mutex is actually taken at the right point. Most of the work
   here went into making sure the race was fully understood and making a
   reproducer (which syzbot was unable to do itself, due to the rarity
   of the race).

2) Eric's initial suggestion for fixing this was taking a spinlock
   around the hash table replace function where the null ptr deref was
   happening. This doesn't address the main problem in the most precise
   possible way like (1) does, but it is a good suggestion for
   defense-in-depth, in case related issues come up in the future, and
   basically costs nothing from a performance perspective. I thought it
   aided in implementing a good general rule: all mutators of that hash
   table take the table lock. So that's part of this series as a

Both of these contain Fixes: tags and are good candidates for stable.

Jason A. Donenfeld (2):
  wireguard: noise: take lock when removing handshake entry from table
  wireguard: peerlookup: take lock before checking hash in replace

 drivers/net/wireguard/noise.c      |  5 +----
 drivers/net/wireguard/peerlookup.c | 11 ++++++++---
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

Cc: Eric Dumazet <>


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