[ovs-dev] [PATCH 1/1] openvswitch: fix infoleak in conntrack

Simon Horman simon.horman at netronome.com
Tue Jun 16 08:42:39 UTC 2020


On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 07:13:01PM -0700, Xidong Wang wrote:
> From: xidongwang <wangxidong_97 at 163.com>
> 
> The stack object “zone_limit” has 3 members. In function
> ovs_ct_limit_get_default_limit(), the member "count" is
> not initialized and sent out via “nla_put_nohdr”.

Hi Xidong,

thanks for your patch.

It appears that the patch is a fix. So I think that subject should be
targeted at the net tree and thus the subject should include
"[PATCH net]". (The other option being to target the net-next tree
in which case the subject should include "[PATCH net-next]".)

Also, as a fix it would be useful to include a fixes tag that references
the patch that introduced the problem. This is to facilitate backporting
to -stable branches of released kernels. In this case the following seems
appropriate.

Fixes: 11efd5cb04a1 ("openvswitch: Support conntrack zone limit")

> Signed-off-by: xidongwang <wangxidong_97 at 163.com>
> ---
>  net/openvswitch/conntrack.c | 1 +
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> 
> diff --git a/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c b/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
> index 4340f25..1b7820a 100644
> --- a/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
> +++ b/net/openvswitch/conntrack.c
> @@ -2020,6 +2020,7 @@ static int ovs_ct_limit_get_default_limit(struct ovs_ct_limit_info *info,
>  {
>  	struct ovs_zone_limit zone_limit;
>  	int err;

There should be a blank line here.

> +	memset(&zone_limit, 0, sizeof(zone_limit));

Moreover, initializing the entire structure to zero only to overwrite
most of its fields immediately below seems a bit inefficient.

Perhaps it would be better to just initialise count.

>  	zone_limit.zone_id = OVS_ZONE_LIMIT_DEFAULT_ZONE;
>  	zone_limit.limit = info->default_limit;
	zone_limit.count = 0;

> -- 
> 2.7.4
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