lib/list_sort: do not pass bad pointers to cmp callback
Don Mullis [Thu, 30 Sep 2010 22:15:32 +0000 (15:15 -0700)]
If the original list is a POT in length, the first callback from line 73
will pass a==b both pointing to the original list_head.  This is dangerous
because the 'list_sort()' user can use 'container_of()' and accesses the
"containing" object, which does not necessary exist for the list head.  So
the user can access RAM which does not belong to him.  If this is a write
access, we can end up with memory corruption.

Signed-off-by: Don Mullis <don.mullis@gmail.com>
Tested-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>
Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>
Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

lib/list_sort.c

index 4b5cb79..a7616fa 100644 (file)
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@ static void merge_and_restore_back_links(void *priv,
                 * element comparison is needed, so the client's cmp()
                 * routine can invoke cond_resched() periodically.
                 */
-               (*cmp)(priv, tail, tail);
+               (*cmp)(priv, tail->next, tail->next);
 
                tail->next->prev = tail;
                tail = tail->next;