Re: [PATCH] getsockopt() early argument sanity checking
From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Sat Aug 19 2006 - 20:41:18 EST
On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 02:05:20AM +0200, Michael Buesch wrote:
> On Sunday 20 August 2006 01:48, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 03:05:32AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> > > Willy,
> > >
> > > I propose the attached patch (extracted from 2.4.33-ow1) for inclusion
> > > into 2.4.34-pre.
> > >
> > > (2.6 kernels could benefit from the same change, too, but at the moment
> > > I am dealing with proper submission of generic changes like this that
> > > are a part of 2.4.33-ow1.)
> > >
> > > The patch makes getsockopt(2) sanity-check the value pointed to by
> > > the optlen argument early on. This is a security hardening measure
> > > intended to prevent exploitation of certain potential vulnerabilities in
> > > socket type specific getsockopt() code on UP systems.
> > >
> > > This change has been a part of -ow patches for some years.
> > looks valid to me, merged.
> Not to me. It heavily violates codingstyle and screws brains
little exageration detected here.
> with the non-indented else branches.
while they surprized me first, they make the *patch* more readable
by clearly showing what has been inserted and where. However, I have
joined the lines for the merge.
> Learn about goto.
definitely not here. The if() expressions are all one-liners. Adding
a goto would mean two instructions, to which you add 2 braces. It will
not make the code more readable. Patch below is OK. If you have a hard
time understanding it, then it's because it's bedtime for you too :-)
diff --git a/net/socket.c b/net/socket.c
index ac45b13..910ef88 100644
@@ -1307,11 +1307,17 @@ asmlinkage long sys_setsockopt(int fd, i
asmlinkage long sys_getsockopt(int fd, int level, int optname, char *optval, int *optlen)
+ int len;
struct socket *sock;
if ((sock = sockfd_lookup(fd, &err))!=NULL)
- if (level == SOL_SOCKET)
+ /* XXX: insufficient for SMP, but should be redundant anyway */
+ if (get_user(len, optlen))
+ err = -EFAULT;
+ else if (len < 0)
+ err = -EINVAL;
+ else if (level == SOL_SOCKET)
err=sock->ops->getsockopt(sock, level, optname, optval, optlen);
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