efivars: explicitly calculate length of VariableName
authorMatt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:49:12 +0000 (14:49 +0000)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:04:36 +0000 (10:04 -0700)
commit5c44dddefa48c1a9541e3e451a0f395c6cc57ea0
tree3c2c88d6a239a890082b6d3042f2e22542342161
parent2ee4a8e3c9b8225703611097a0a410ca52de3d51
efivars: explicitly calculate length of VariableName

commit ec50bd32f1672d38ddce10fb1841cbfda89cfe9a upstream.

It's not wise to assume VariableNameSize represents the length of
VariableName, as not all firmware updates VariableNameSize in the same
way (some don't update it at all if EFI_SUCCESS is returned). There
are even implementations out there that update VariableNameSize with
values that are both larger than the string returned in VariableName
and smaller than the buffer passed to GetNextVariableName(), which
resulted in the following bug report from Michael Schroeder,

  > On HP z220 system (firmware version 1.54), some EFI variables are
  > incorrectly named :
  >
  > ls -d /sys/firmware/efi/vars/*8be4d* | grep -v -- -8be returns
  > /sys/firmware/efi/vars/dbxDefault-pport8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
  > /sys/firmware/efi/vars/KEKDefault-pport8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
  > /sys/firmware/efi/vars/SecureBoot-pport8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c
  > /sys/firmware/efi/vars/SetupMode-Information8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c

The issue here is that because we blindly use VariableNameSize without
verifying its value, we can potentially read garbage values from the
buffer containing VariableName if VariableNameSize is larger than the
length of VariableName.

Since VariableName is a string, we can calculate its size by searching
for the terminating NULL character.

[Backported for 3.8-stable. Removed workqueue code added in
a93bc0c 3.9-rc1.]

Reported-by: Frederic Crozat <fcrozat@suse.com>
Cc: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>
Cc: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@redhat.com>
Cc: Michael Schroeder <mls@suse.com>
Cc: Lee, Chun-Yi <jlee@suse.com>
Cc: Lingzhu Xiang <lxiang@redhat.com>
Cc: Seiji Aguchi <seiji.aguchi@hds.com>
Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt.fleming@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Lingzhu Xiang <lxiang@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: CAI Qian <caiqian@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
drivers/firmware/efivars.c