packet: fix use after free race in send path when dev is released
authorDaniel Borkmann <dborkman@redhat.com>
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:50:58 +0000 (16:50 +0100)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Sun, 8 Dec 2013 15:29:26 +0000 (07:29 -0800)
commit026bb4057a0473132bdfa910bd2089de1a7af3f6
tree93c3ec3a9b118a322ea0b1f55acdb1997369fafc
parent1acb97aeff84a72999eeb9cbea523a0079c5ce6d
packet: fix use after free race in send path when dev is released

[ Upstream commit e40526cb20b5ee53419452e1f03d97092f144418 ]

Salam reported a use after free bug in PF_PACKET that occurs when
we're sending out frames on a socket bound device and suddenly the
net device is being unregistered. It appears that commit 827d9780
introduced a possible race condition between {t,}packet_snd() and
packet_notifier(). In the case of a bound socket, packet_notifier()
can drop the last reference to the net_device and {t,}packet_snd()
might end up suddenly sending a packet over a freed net_device.

To avoid reverting 827d9780 and thus introducing a performance
regression compared to the current state of things, we decided to
hold a cached RCU protected pointer to the net device and maintain
it on write side via bind spin_lock protected register_prot_hook()
and __unregister_prot_hook() calls.

In {t,}packet_snd() path, we access this pointer under rcu_read_lock
through packet_cached_dev_get() that holds reference to the device
to prevent it from being freed through packet_notifier() while
we're in send path. This is okay to do as dev_put()/dev_hold() are
per-cpu counters, so this should not be a performance issue. Also,
the code simplifies a bit as we don't need need_rls_dev anymore.

Fixes: 827d978037d7 ("af-packet: Use existing netdev reference for bound sockets.")
Reported-by: Salam Noureddine <noureddine@aristanetworks.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <dborkman@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Salam Noureddine <noureddine@aristanetworks.com>
Cc: Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
net/packet/af_packet.c
net/packet/internal.h