Commit cece762f authored by Nicolai Stange's avatar Nicolai Stange Committed by Herbert Xu
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lib/mpi: mpi_write_sgl(): fix out-of-bounds stack access

Within the copying loop in mpi_write_sgl(), we have

  if (lzeros) {
    mpi_limb_t *limb1 = (void *)p - sizeof(alimb);
    mpi_limb_t *limb2 = (void *)p - sizeof(alimb)
                               + lzeros;
    *limb1 = *limb2;

where p points past the end of alimb2 which lives on the stack and contains
the current limb in BE order.

The purpose of the above is to shift the non-zero bytes of alimb2 to its
beginning in memory, i.e. to skip its leading zero bytes.

However, limb2 points somewhere into the middle of alimb2 and thus, reading
*limb2 pulls in lzero bytes from somewhere.

Indeed, KASAN splats:

  BUG: KASAN: stack-out-of-bounds in mpi_write_to_sgl+0x4e3/0x6f0
                                      at addr ffff8800cb04f601
  Read of size 8 by task systemd-udevd/391
  page:ffffea00032c13c0 count:0 mapcount:0 mapping:   (null) index:0x0
  flags: 0x3fff8000000000()
  page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected
  CPU: 3 PID: 391 Comm: systemd-udevd Tainted: G  B  L
                                              4.5.0-next-20160316+ #12
  Call Trace:
   [<ffffffff8194889e>] dump_stack+0xdc/0x15e
   [<ffffffff819487c2>] ? _atomic_dec_and_lock+0xa2/0xa2
   [<ffffffff814892b5>] ? __dump_page+0x185/0x330
   [<ffffffff8150ffd6>] kasan_report_error+0x5e6/0x8b0
   [<ffffffff814724cd>] ? kzfree+0x2d/0x40
   [<ffffffff819c5bce>] ? mpi_free_limb_space+0xe/0x20
   [<ffffffff819c469e>] ? mpi_powm+0x37e/0x16f0
   [<ffffffff815109f1>] kasan_report+0x71/0xa0
   [<ffffffff819c0353>] ? mpi_write_to_sgl+0x4e3/0x6f0
   [<ffffffff8150ed34>] __asan_load8+0x64/0x70
   [<ffffffff819c0353>] mpi_write_to_sgl+0x4e3/0x6f0
   [<ffffffff819bfe70>] ? mpi_set_buffer+0x620/0x620
   [<ffffffff819c0e6f>] ? mpi_cmp+0xbf/0x180
   [<ffffffff8186e282>] rsa_verify+0x202/0x260

What's more, since lzeros can be anything from 1 to sizeof(mpi_limb_t)-1,
the above will cause unaligned accesses which is bad on non-x86 archs.

Fix the issue, by preparing the starting point p for the upcoming copy
operation instead of shifting the source memory, i.e. alimb2.

Fixes: 2d4d1eea

 ("lib/mpi: Add mpi sgl helpers")
Signed-off-by: default avatarNicolai Stange <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarHerbert Xu <>
parent ea122be0
......@@ -403,15 +403,11 @@ int mpi_write_to_sgl(MPI a, struct scatterlist *sgl, unsigned *nbytes,
#error please implement for this limb size.
if (lzeros) {
mpi_limb_t *limb1 = (void *)p - sizeof(alimb);
mpi_limb_t *limb2 = (void *)p - sizeof(alimb)
+ lzeros;
*limb1 = *limb2;
y = lzeros;
lzeros = 0;
p = p - sizeof(alimb);
p = p - sizeof(alimb) + y;
for (x = 0; x < sizeof(alimb) - y; x++) {
if (!buf_len) {
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