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Re: [PATCH for-6.0] block/nbd: fix possible use after free of s->connect

From: Roman Kagan
Subject: Re: [PATCH for-6.0] block/nbd: fix possible use after free of s->connect_thread
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:45:07 +0300

On Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 06:51:14PM +0300, Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy wrote:
> If on nbd_close() we detach the thread (in
> nbd_co_establish_connection_cancel() thr->state becomes
> CONNECT_THREAD_RUNNING_DETACHED), after that point we should not use
> s->connect_thread (which is set to NULL), as running thread may free it
> at any time.
> Still nbd_co_establish_connection() does exactly this: it saves
> s->connect_thread to local variable (just for better code style) and
> use it even after yield point, when thread may be already detached.
> Fix that. Also check thr to be non-NULL on
> nbd_co_establish_connection() start for safety.
> After this patch "case CONNECT_THREAD_RUNNING_DETACHED" becomes
> impossible in the second switch in nbd_co_establish_connection().
> Still, don't add extra abort() just before the release. If it somehow
> possible to reach this "case:" it won't hurt. Anyway, good refactoring
> of all this reconnect mess will come soon.
> Signed-off-by: Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy <vsementsov@virtuozzo.com>
> ---
> Hi all! I faced a crash, just running 277 iotest in a loop. I can't
> reproduce it on master, it reproduces only on my branch with nbd
> reconnect refactorings.
> Still, it seems very possible that it may crash under some conditions.
> So I propose this patch for 6.0. It's written so that it's obvious that
> it will not hurt:
>  pre-patch, on first hunk we'll just crash if thr is NULL,
>  on second hunk it's safe to return -1, and using thr when
>  s->connect_thread is already zeroed is obviously wrong.
>  block/nbd.c | 11 +++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

Can we please get it merged in 6.0 as it's a genuine crasher fix?

Reviewed-by: Roman Kagan <rvkagan@yandex-team.ru>

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