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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 22:39:20 +0300
From: Sergey Shtylyov <s.shtylyov@....ru>
To: Yoshihiro Shimoda <yoshihiro.shimoda.uh@...esas.com>, Paolo Abeni
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] net: ravb: Fix possible UAF bug in ravb_remove

Hello!

   Concerning the subject: I doubt that UAF acronym is known to
everybody (e.g. it wasn't known to me), I think we should be able
to afford spelling out use-after-free there...

On 9/20/23 5:37 AM, Yoshihiro Shimoda wrote:
[...]

>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c
>>>>> index 4d6b3b7d6abb..ce2da5101e51 100644
>>>>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c
>>>>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c
>>>>> @@ -2885,6 +2885,9 @@ static int ravb_remove(struct platform_device *pdev)
>>>>>  	struct ravb_private *priv = netdev_priv(ndev);
>>>>>  	const struct ravb_hw_info *info = priv->info;
>>>>>
>>>>> +	netif_carrier_off(ndev);
>>>>> +	netif_tx_disable(ndev);
>>>>> +	cancel_work_sync(&priv->work);
>>>>
>>>> Still racy, the carrier can come back up after canceling the work.
>>>
>>> I must admit I don't see how/when this driver sets the carrier on ?!?
>>
>>    The phylib code does it for this MAC driver, see the call tree of
>> phy_link_change(), on e.g.
>> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v6.5-rc3/source
>>
>>>> But whatever, this is a non-issue in the first place.
>>>
>>> Do you mean the UaF can't happen? I think that is real.
>>
>>    Looks possible to me, at least now... and anyway, shouldn't we clean up
>> after ourselves if we call schedule_work()?However my current impression is
>> that cancel_work_sync() should be called from ravb_close(), after calling
>> phy_{stop|disconnect}()...
> 
> I also think so.
> 
> ravb_remove() calls unregister_netdev().
>  -> unregister_netdev() calls rtnl_lock() and unregister_netdevice().
>  --> unregiter_netdevice_queue()
>  ---> unregiter_netdevice_many()
>  ----> unregiter_netdevice_many_notify().
>  -----> dev_close_many()
>  ------> __dev_close_many()
>  -------> ops->ndo_stop()
> 
> ravb_close() calls phy_stop()
>  -> phy_state_machine() with PHY_HALTED
>  --> phy_link_down()
>  ---> phy_link_change()
>  ----> netif_carrier_off()

   Thanks for sharing the call chain, I've followed it once again... :-)

> The patch will be the following:
> ---
>  drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c | 2 ++
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c
> index 7df9f9f8e134..e452d90de7c2 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/renesas/ravb_main.c
> @@ -2167,6 +2167,8 @@ static int ravb_close(struct net_device *ndev)
>  			of_phy_deregister_fixed_link(np);
>  	}
>  
> +	cancel_work_sync(&priv->work);
> +
>  	if (info->multi_irqs) {
>  		free_irq(priv->tx_irqs[RAVB_NC], ndev);
>  		free_irq(priv->rx_irqs[RAVB_NC], ndev);
> ---
> 
> If this patch is acceptable, I'll submit it. But, what do you think?

   I think it should do the job. And I suspect you can even test it... :-)

> Best regards,
> Yoshihiro Shimoda

[...]

MBR, Sergey

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