path: root/drivers/infiniband
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authorYann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>2014-03-10 23:06:27 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2014-05-06 07:55:30 -0700
commit1f6f203bfc5ab2940a174d961062e1f332d7e5cd (patch)
tree2ff2475cf067e9b29ad34626b27074dcb934918b /drivers/infiniband
parenta8cf970eeef276b222e7d68c0f8ef770de2b6f07 (diff)
IB/nes: Return an error on ib_copy_from_udata() failure instead of NULL
commit 9d194d1025f463392feafa26ff8c2d8247f71be1 upstream. In case of error while accessing to userspace memory, function nes_create_qp() returns NULL instead of an error code wrapped through ERR_PTR(). But NULL is not expected by ib_uverbs_create_qp(), as it check for error with IS_ERR(). As page 0 is likely not mapped, it is going to trigger an Oops when the kernel will try to dereference NULL pointer to access to struct ib_qp's fields. In some rare cases, page 0 could be mapped by userspace, which could turn this bug to a vulnerability that could be exploited: the function pointers in struct ib_device will be under userspace total control. This was caught when using spatch (aka. coccinelle) to rewrite calls to ib_copy_{from,to}_udata(). Link: https://www.gitorious.org/opteya/ib-hw-nes-create-qp-null Link: https://www.gitorious.org/opteya/coccib/source/75ebf2c1033c64c1d81df13e4ae44ee99c989eba:ib_copy_udata.cocci Link: http://marc.info/?i=cover.1394485254.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com Signed-off-by: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com> Signed-off-by: Roland Dreier <roland@purestorage.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/infiniband')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_verbs.c b/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_verbs.c
index 8f67fe2e91e6..7510a3c80757 100644
--- a/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_verbs.c
+++ b/drivers/infiniband/hw/nes/nes_verbs.c
@@ -1186,7 +1186,7 @@ static struct ib_qp *nes_create_qp(struct ib_pd *ibpd,
nes_free_resource(nesadapter, nesadapter->allocated_qps, qp_num);
nes_debug(NES_DBG_QP, "ib_copy_from_udata() Failed \n");
- return NULL;
+ return ERR_PTR(-EFAULT);
if (req.user_wqe_buffers) {
virt_wqs = 1;