[PATCH v2] staging: vchiq_arm: fix compat VCHIQ_IOC_AWAIT_COMPLETION

Stefan Wahren stefan.wahren at i2se.com
Sat Nov 10 16:41:03 UTC 2018

> Ben Wolsieffer <benwolsieffer at gmail.com> hat am 4. November 2018 um 00:32 geschrieben:
> The compatibility ioctl wrapper for VCHIQ_IOC_AWAIT_COMPLETION assumes that
> the native ioctl always uses a message buffer and decrements msgbufcount.
> Certain message types do not use a message buffer and in this case
> msgbufcount is not decremented, and completion->header for the message is
> NULL. Because the wrapper unconditionally decrements msgbufcount, the
> calling process may assume that a message buffer has been used even when
> it has not.
> This results in a memory leak in the userspace code that interfaces with
> this driver. When msgbufcount is decremented, the userspace code assumes
> that the buffer can be freed though the reference in completion->header,
> which cannot happen when the reference is NULL.
> This patch causes the wrapper to only decrement msgbufcount when the
> native ioctl decrements it. Note that we cannot simply copy the native
> ioctl's value of msgbufcount, because the wrapper only retrieves messages
> from the native ioctl one at a time, while userspace may request multiple
> messages.
> See https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/pull/2703 for more discussion of
> this patch.
> Fixes: 5569a12 ("staging: vchiq_arm: Add compatibility wrappers for ioctls")
> Signed-off-by: Ben Wolsieffer <benwolsieffer at gmail.com>

Acked-by: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren at i2se.com>

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