Commit a447da7d authored by Daniel Borkmann's avatar Daniel Borkmann Committed by David S. Miller

tls: fix use-after-free in tls_push_record

syzkaller managed to trigger a use-after-free in tls like the

  BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in tls_push_record.constprop.15+0x6a2/0x810 [tls]
  Write of size 1 at addr ffff88037aa08000 by task a.out/2317

  CPU: 3 PID: 2317 Comm: a.out Not tainted 4.17.0+ #144
  Hardware name: LENOVO 20FBCTO1WW/20FBCTO1WW, BIOS N1FET47W (1.21 ) 11/28/2016
  Call Trace:
   ? tls_push_record.constprop.15+0x6a2/0x810 [tls]
   tls_push_record.constprop.15+0x6a2/0x810 [tls]
   tls_sw_push_pending_record+0x2e/0x40 [tls]
   tls_sk_proto_close+0x3fe/0x710 [tls]
   ? tcp_check_oom+0x4c0/0x4c0
   ? tls_write_space+0x260/0x260 [tls]
   ? kmem_cache_free+0x88/0x1f0
   ? mm_update_next_owner+0x650/0x650
   ? handle_mm_fault+0x2f5/0x5f0
   ? __do_page_fault+0x44f/0xa50
   ? mm_fault_error+0x2d0/0x2d0
   ? page_fault+0x8/0x30

This happened through fault injection where aead_req allocation in
tls_do_encryption() eventually failed and we returned -ENOMEM from
the function. Turns out that the use-after-free is triggered from
tls_sw_sendmsg() in the second tls_push_record(). The error then
triggers a jump to waiting for memory in sk_stream_wait_memory()
resp. returning immediately in case of MSG_DONTWAIT. What follows is
the trim_both_sgl(sk, orig_size), which drops elements from the sg
list added via tls_sw_sendmsg(). Now the use-after-free gets triggered
when the socket is being closed, where tls_sk_proto_close() callback
is invoked. The tls_complete_pending_work() will figure that there's
a pending closed tls record to be flushed and thus calls into the
tls_push_pending_closed_record() from there. ctx->push_pending_record()
is called from the latter, which is the tls_sw_push_pending_record()
from sw path. This again calls into tls_push_record(). And here the
tls_fill_prepend() will panic since the buffer address has been freed
earlier via trim_both_sgl(). One way to fix it is to move the aead
request allocation out of tls_do_encryption() early into tls_push_record().
This means we don't prep the tls header and advance state to the
TLS_PENDING_CLOSED_RECORD before allocation which could potentially
fail happened. That fixes the issue on my side.

Fixes: 3c4d7559 ("tls: kernel TLS support")
Signed-off-by: default avatarDaniel Borkmann <>
Acked-by: default avatarDave Watson <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 695ad876
......@@ -191,18 +191,12 @@ static void tls_free_both_sg(struct sock *sk)
static int tls_do_encryption(struct tls_context *tls_ctx,
struct tls_sw_context_tx *ctx, size_t data_len,
gfp_t flags)
struct tls_sw_context_tx *ctx,
struct aead_request *aead_req,
size_t data_len)
unsigned int req_size = sizeof(struct aead_request) +
struct aead_request *aead_req;
int rc;
aead_req = kzalloc(req_size, flags);
if (!aead_req)
return -ENOMEM;
ctx->sg_encrypted_data[0].offset += tls_ctx->tx.prepend_size;
ctx->sg_encrypted_data[0].length -= tls_ctx->tx.prepend_size;
......@@ -219,7 +213,6 @@ static int tls_do_encryption(struct tls_context *tls_ctx,
ctx->sg_encrypted_data[0].offset -= tls_ctx->tx.prepend_size;
ctx->sg_encrypted_data[0].length += tls_ctx->tx.prepend_size;
return rc;
......@@ -228,8 +221,14 @@ static int tls_push_record(struct sock *sk, int flags,
struct tls_context *tls_ctx = tls_get_ctx(sk);
struct tls_sw_context_tx *ctx = tls_sw_ctx_tx(tls_ctx);
struct aead_request *req;
int rc;
req = kzalloc(sizeof(struct aead_request) +
crypto_aead_reqsize(ctx->aead_send), sk->sk_allocation);
if (!req)
return -ENOMEM;
sg_mark_end(ctx->sg_plaintext_data + ctx->sg_plaintext_num_elem - 1);
sg_mark_end(ctx->sg_encrypted_data + ctx->sg_encrypted_num_elem - 1);
......@@ -245,15 +244,14 @@ static int tls_push_record(struct sock *sk, int flags,
tls_ctx->pending_open_record_frags = 0;
set_bit(TLS_PENDING_CLOSED_RECORD, &tls_ctx->flags);
rc = tls_do_encryption(tls_ctx, ctx, ctx->sg_plaintext_size,
rc = tls_do_encryption(tls_ctx, ctx, req, ctx->sg_plaintext_size);
if (rc < 0) {
/* If we are called from write_space and
* we fail, we need to set this SOCK_NOSPACE
* to trigger another write_space in the future.
set_bit(SOCK_NOSPACE, &sk->sk_socket->flags);
return rc;
goto out_req;
free_sg(sk, ctx->sg_plaintext_data, &ctx->sg_plaintext_num_elem,
......@@ -268,6 +266,8 @@ static int tls_push_record(struct sock *sk, int flags,
tls_err_abort(sk, EBADMSG);
tls_advance_record_sn(sk, &tls_ctx->tx);
return rc;
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