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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2011-03-03 11:28:58 +0000
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2011-03-04 09:56:19 +1100
commit1362fa078dae16776cd439791c6605b224ea6171 (patch)
tree76738a2137f8dd2e0064d8e74ff4c6e72def2e05 /Documentation
parentdd9c1549edef02290edced639f67b54a25abbe0e (diff)
DNS: Fix a NULL pointer deref when trying to read an error key [CVE-2011-1076]
When a DNS resolver key is instantiated with an error indication, attempts to read that key will result in an oops because user_read() is expecting there to be a payload - and there isn't one [CVE-2011-1076]. Give the DNS resolver key its own read handler that returns the error cached in key->type_data.x[0] as an error rather than crashing. Also make the kenter() at the beginning of dns_resolver_instantiate() limit the amount of data it prints, since the data is not necessarily NUL-terminated. The buggy code was added in: commit 4a2d789267e00b5a1175ecd2ddefcc78b83fbf09 Author: Wang Lei <wang840925@gmail.com> Date: Wed Aug 11 09:37:58 2010 +0100 Subject: DNS: If the DNS server returns an error, allow that to be cached [ver #2] This can trivially be reproduced by any user with the following program compiled with -lkeyutils: #include <stdlib.h> #include <keyutils.h> #include <err.h> static char payload[] = "#dnserror=6"; int main() { key_serial_t key; key = add_key("dns_resolver", "a", payload, sizeof(payload), KEY_SPEC_SESSION_KEYRING); if (key == -1) err(1, "add_key"); if (keyctl_read(key, NULL, 0) == -1) err(1, "read_key"); return 0; } What should happen is that keyctl_read() reports error 6 (ENXIO) to the user: dns-break: read_key: No such device or address but instead the kernel oopses. This cannot be reproduced with the 'keyutils add' or 'keyutils padd' commands as both of those cut the data down below the NUL termination that must be included in the data. Without this dns_resolver_instantiate() will return -EINVAL and the key will not be instantiated such that it can be read. The oops looks like: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000010 IP: [<ffffffff811b99f7>] user_read+0x4f/0x8f PGD 3bdf8067 PUD 385b9067 PMD 0 Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:19.0/irq CPU 0 Modules linked in: Pid: 2150, comm: dns-break Not tainted 2.6.38-rc7-cachefs+ #468 /DG965RY RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff811b99f7>] [<ffffffff811b99f7>] user_read+0x4f/0x8f RSP: 0018:ffff88003bf47f08 EFLAGS: 00010246 RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff88003b5ea378 RCX: ffffffff81972368 RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000000 RDI: ffff88003b5ea378 RBP: ffff88003bf47f28 R08: ffff88003be56620 R09: 0000000000000000 R10: 0000000000000395 R11: 0000000000000002 R12: 0000000000000000 R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 0000000000000000 R15: ffffffffffffffa1 FS: 00007feab5751700(0000) GS:ffff88003e000000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000 CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033 CR2: 0000000000000010 CR3: 000000003de40000 CR4: 00000000000006f0 DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000 DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400 Process dns-break (pid: 2150, threadinfo ffff88003bf46000, task ffff88003be56090) Stack: ffff88003b5ea378 ffff88003b5ea3a0 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 ffff88003bf47f68 ffffffff811b708e ffff88003c442bc8 0000000000000000 00000000004005a0 00007fffba368060 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 Call Trace: [<ffffffff811b708e>] keyctl_read_key+0xac/0xcf [<ffffffff811b7c07>] sys_keyctl+0x75/0xb6 [<ffffffff81001f7b>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b Code: 75 1f 48 83 7b 28 00 75 18 c6 05 58 2b fb 00 01 be bb 00 00 00 48 c7 c7 76 1c 75 81 e8 13 c2 e9 ff 4c 8b b3 e0 00 00 00 4d 85 ed <41> 0f b7 5e 10 74 2d 4d 85 e4 74 28 e8 98 79 ee ff 49 39 dd 48 RIP [<ffffffff811b99f7>] user_read+0x4f/0x8f RSP <ffff88003bf47f08> CR2: 0000000000000010 Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com> cc: Wang Lei <wang840925@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
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1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt b/Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt
index aefd1e68180..04ca06325b0 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt
@@ -61,7 +61,6 @@ before the more general line given above as the first match is the one taken.
create dns_resolver foo:* * /usr/sbin/dns.foo %k
@@ -104,6 +103,14 @@ implemented in the module can be called after doing:
returned also.
+Keys of dns_resolver type can be read from userspace using keyctl_read() or
+"keyctl read/print/pipe".