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Date:   Sun, 20 Nov 2022 18:02:13 +0900
From:   Shigeru Yoshida <>
        Shigeru Yoshida <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2] net: tun: Fix use-after-free in tun_detach()

syzbot reported use-after-free in tun_detach() [1].  This causes call
trace like below:

BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in notifier_call_chain+0x1ee/0x200 kernel/notifier.c:75
Read of size 8 at addr ffff88807324e2a8 by task syz-executor.0/3673

CPU: 0 PID: 3673 Comm: syz-executor.0 Not tainted 6.1.0-rc5-syzkaller-00044-gcc675d22e422 #0
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 10/26/2022
Call Trace:
 __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:88 [inline]
 dump_stack_lvl+0xd1/0x138 lib/dump_stack.c:106
 print_address_description mm/kasan/report.c:284 [inline]
 print_report+0x15e/0x461 mm/kasan/report.c:395
 kasan_report+0xbf/0x1f0 mm/kasan/report.c:495
 notifier_call_chain+0x1ee/0x200 kernel/notifier.c:75
 call_netdevice_notifiers_info+0x86/0x130 net/core/dev.c:1942
 call_netdevice_notifiers_extack net/core/dev.c:1983 [inline]
 call_netdevice_notifiers net/core/dev.c:1997 [inline]
 netdev_wait_allrefs_any net/core/dev.c:10237 [inline]
 netdev_run_todo+0xbc6/0x1100 net/core/dev.c:10351
 tun_detach drivers/net/tun.c:704 [inline]
 tun_chr_close+0xe4/0x190 drivers/net/tun.c:3467
 __fput+0x27c/0xa90 fs/file_table.c:320
 task_work_run+0x16f/0x270 kernel/task_work.c:179
 exit_task_work include/linux/task_work.h:38 [inline]
 do_exit+0xb3d/0x2a30 kernel/exit.c:820
 do_group_exit+0xd4/0x2a0 kernel/exit.c:950
 get_signal+0x21b1/0x2440 kernel/signal.c:2858
 arch_do_signal_or_restart+0x86/0x2300 arch/x86/kernel/signal.c:869
 exit_to_user_mode_loop kernel/entry/common.c:168 [inline]
 exit_to_user_mode_prepare+0x15f/0x250 kernel/entry/common.c:203
 __syscall_exit_to_user_mode_work kernel/entry/common.c:285 [inline]
 syscall_exit_to_user_mode+0x1d/0x50 kernel/entry/common.c:296
 do_syscall_64+0x46/0xb0 arch/x86/entry/common.c:86

The cause of the issue is that sock_put() from __tun_detach() drops
last reference count for struct net, and then notifier_call_chain()
from netdev_state_change() accesses that struct net.

This patch fixes the issue by calling sock_put() from tun_detach()
after all necessary accesses for the struct net has done.

Fixes: 83c1f36f9880 ("tun: send netlink notification when the device is modified")
Link: [1]
Signed-off-by: Shigeru Yoshida <>
- Include symbolic stack trace
- Add Fixes and Reported-by tags
 drivers/net/tun.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/tun.c b/drivers/net/tun.c
index 7a3ab3427369..ce9fcf4c8ef4 100644
--- a/drivers/net/tun.c
+++ b/drivers/net/tun.c
@@ -686,7 +686,6 @@ static void __tun_detach(struct tun_file *tfile, bool clean)
 		if (tun)
 		ptr_ring_cleanup(&tfile->tx_ring, tun_ptr_free);
-		sock_put(&tfile->sk);
@@ -702,6 +701,11 @@ static void tun_detach(struct tun_file *tfile, bool clean)
 	if (dev)
+	if (clean) {
+		synchronize_rcu();
+		sock_put(&tfile->sk);
+	}
 static void tun_detach_all(struct net_device *dev)

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