Commit c756891a authored by Ying Xue's avatar Ying Xue Committed by David S. Miller

tipc: fix oops when creating server socket fails

When creation of TIPC internal server socket fails,
we get an oops with the following dump:

BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000020
IP: [<ffffffffa0011f49>] tipc_close_conn+0x59/0xb0 [tipc]
PGD 13719067 PUD 12008067 PMD 0
Modules linked in: tipc(+)
CPU: 4 PID: 4340 Comm: insmod Not tainted 3.10.0+ #1
Hardware name: Bochs Bochs, BIOS Bochs 01/01/2007
task: ffff880014360000 ti: ffff88001374c000 task.ti: ffff88001374c000
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffffa0011f49>]  [<ffffffffa0011f49>] tipc_close_conn+0x59/0xb0 [tipc]
RSP: 0018:ffff88001374dc98  EFLAGS: 00010292
RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffff880012ac09d8 RCX: 0000000000000000
RDX: 0000000000000046 RSI: 0000000000000001 RDI: ffff880014360000
RBP: ffff88001374dcb8 R08: 0000000000000001 R09: 0000000000000001
R10: 0000000000000000 R11: 0000000000000000 R12: ffffffffa0016fa0
R13: ffffffffa0017010 R14: ffffffffa0017010 R15: ffff880012ac09d8
FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff880016600000(0063) knlGS:00000000f76668d0
CS:  0010 DS: 002b ES: 002b CR0: 000000008005003b
CR2: 0000000000000020 CR3: 0000000012227000 CR4: 00000000000006e0
ffff88001374dcb8 ffffffffa0016fa0 0000000000000000 0000000000000001
ffff88001374dcf8 ffffffffa0012922 ffff88001374dce8 00000000ffffffea
ffffffffa0017100 0000000000000000 ffff8800134241a8 ffffffffa0017150
Call Trace:
[<ffffffffa0012922>] tipc_server_stop+0xa2/0x1b0 [tipc]
[<ffffffffa0009995>] tipc_subscr_stop+0x15/0x20 [tipc]
[<ffffffffa00130f5>] tipc_core_stop+0x1d/0x33 [tipc]
[<ffffffffa001f0d4>] tipc_init+0xd4/0xf8 [tipc]
[<ffffffffa001f000>] ? 0xffffffffa001efff
[<ffffffff8100023f>] do_one_initcall+0x3f/0x150
[<ffffffff81082f4d>] ? __blocking_notifier_call_chain+0x7d/0xd0
[<ffffffff810cc58a>] load_module+0x11aa/0x19c0
[<ffffffff810c8d60>] ? show_initstate+0x50/0x50
[<ffffffff8190311c>] ? retint_restore_args+0xe/0xe
[<ffffffff810cce79>] SyS_init_module+0xd9/0x110
[<ffffffff8190dc65>] sysenter_dispatch+0x7/0x1f
Code: 6c 24 70 4c 89 ef e8 b7 04 8f e1 8b 73 04 4c 89 e7 e8 7c 9e 32 e1 41 83 ac 24
b8 00 00 00 01 4c 89 ef e8 eb 0a 8f e1 48 8b 43 08 <4c> 8b 68 20 4d 8d a5 48 03 00
00 4c 89 e7 e8 04 05 8f e1 4c 89
RIP  [<ffffffffa0011f49>] tipc_close_conn+0x59/0xb0 [tipc]
RSP <ffff88001374dc98>
CR2: 0000000000000020
---[ end trace b02321f40e4269a3 ]---

We have the following call chain:

    ret = tipc_subscr_start()
        ret = tipc_server_start(){
                  server->enabled = 1;
                  ret = tipc_open_listening_sock()

I.e., the server->enabled flag is unconditionally set to 1, whatever
the return value of tipc_open_listening_sock().

This causes a crash when tipc_core_start() tries to clean up
resources after a failed initialization:

    if (ret == failed)
                if (server->enabled)
                        NULL reference of con->sock-sk

To avoid this, tipc_server_start() should only set server->enabled
to 1 in case of a succesful socket creation. In case of failure, it
should release all allocated resources before returning.

Problem introduced in commit c5fa7b3c
("tipc: introduce new TIPC server infrastructure") in v3.11-rc1.
Note that it won't be seen often; it takes a module load under memory
constrained conditions in order to trigger the failure condition.
Signed-off-by: Ying Xue's avatarYing Xue <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJon Maloy <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Gortmaker <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent e0d1095a
......@@ -355,8 +355,12 @@ static int tipc_open_listening_sock(struct tipc_server *s)
return PTR_ERR(con);
sock = tipc_create_listen_sock(con);
if (!sock)
if (!sock) {
idr_remove(&s->conn_idr, con->conid);
return -EINVAL;
tipc_register_callbacks(sock, con);
return 0;
......@@ -563,9 +567,14 @@ int tipc_server_start(struct tipc_server *s)
return ret;
ret = tipc_open_listening_sock(s);
if (ret < 0) {
return ret;
s->enabled = 1;
return tipc_open_listening_sock(s);
return ret;
void tipc_server_stop(struct tipc_server *s)
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