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authorGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2016-09-19 19:09:51 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2016-10-07 15:23:47 +0200
commit62dd9cf78b280c8cd08162f8c4a490fb76deeb23 (patch)
tree29e1d6c17cf4ad15b95cbe7e26a74c1b6d44cd60
parentf1f1c35ba5496072579ba6c0493e06d8f6597acc (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-62dd9cf78b280c8cd08162f8c4a490fb76deeb23.tar.gz
usb: misc: legousbtower: Fix NULL pointer deference
commit 2fae9e5a7babada041e2e161699ade2447a01989 upstream. This patch fixes a NULL pointer dereference caused by a race codition in the probe function of the legousbtower driver. It re-structures the probe function to only register the interface after successfully reading the board's firmware ID. The probe function does not deregister the usb interface after an error receiving the devices firmware ID. The device file registered (/dev/usb/legousbtower%d) may be read/written globally before the probe function returns. When tower_delete is called in the probe function (after an r/w has been initiated), core dev structures are deleted while the file operation functions are still running. If the 0 address is mappable on the machine, this vulnerability can be used to create a Local Priviege Escalation exploit via a write-what-where condition by remapping dev->interrupt_out_buffer in tower_write. A forged USB device and local program execution would be required for LPE. The USB device would have to delay the control message in tower_probe and accept the control urb in tower_open whilst guest code initiated a write to the device file as tower_delete is called from the error in tower_probe. This bug has existed since 2003. Patch tested by emulated device. Reported-by: James Patrick-Evans <james@jmp-e.com> Tested-by: James Patrick-Evans <james@jmp-e.com> Signed-off-by: James Patrick-Evans <james@jmp-e.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
-rw-r--r--drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c35
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 18 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c b/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c
index 7771be3ac178..4dd531ac5a7f 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/misc/legousbtower.c
@@ -898,24 +898,6 @@ static int tower_probe (struct usb_interface *interface, const struct usb_device
dev->interrupt_in_interval = interrupt_in_interval ? interrupt_in_interval : dev->interrupt_in_endpoint->bInterval;
dev->interrupt_out_interval = interrupt_out_interval ? interrupt_out_interval : dev->interrupt_out_endpoint->bInterval;
- /* we can register the device now, as it is ready */
- usb_set_intfdata (interface, dev);
-
- retval = usb_register_dev (interface, &tower_class);
-
- if (retval) {
- /* something prevented us from registering this driver */
- dev_err(idev, "Not able to get a minor for this device.\n");
- usb_set_intfdata (interface, NULL);
- goto error;
- }
- dev->minor = interface->minor;
-
- /* let the user know what node this device is now attached to */
- dev_info(&interface->dev, "LEGO USB Tower #%d now attached to major "
- "%d minor %d\n", (dev->minor - LEGO_USB_TOWER_MINOR_BASE),
- USB_MAJOR, dev->minor);
-
/* get the firmware version and log it */
result = usb_control_msg (udev,
usb_rcvctrlpipe(udev, 0),
@@ -936,6 +918,23 @@ static int tower_probe (struct usb_interface *interface, const struct usb_device
get_version_reply.minor,
le16_to_cpu(get_version_reply.build_no));
+ /* we can register the device now, as it is ready */
+ usb_set_intfdata (interface, dev);
+
+ retval = usb_register_dev (interface, &tower_class);
+
+ if (retval) {
+ /* something prevented us from registering this driver */
+ dev_err(idev, "Not able to get a minor for this device.\n");
+ usb_set_intfdata (interface, NULL);
+ goto error;
+ }
+ dev->minor = interface->minor;
+
+ /* let the user know what node this device is now attached to */
+ dev_info(&interface->dev, "LEGO USB Tower #%d now attached to major "
+ "%d minor %d\n", (dev->minor - LEGO_USB_TOWER_MINOR_BASE),
+ USB_MAJOR, dev->minor);
exit:
return retval;