Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232211
double free memory corruption in smbfs
Last modified: 2008-01-09 12:29:57 EST
SWsoft Virtuozzo/OpenVZ Linux kernel team has discovered double free memory
corruption in smbfs.
Smbfs allocates rq_trans2buffer to handle server's multi transaction2 response
messages. As struct smb_request may be reused, rq_trans2buffer is freed before
each new request. However if last servers's response is not multi but single
trans2 message then new rq_trans2buffer is not allocated but last smb_rput still
tries to free it again.
To prevent this issue rq_trans2buffer pointer should be set to NULL after kfree
Created attachment 150030 [details]
smbfs double free memory corruption fix
Thanks, patch looks sane. I'll plan to propose it for inclusion...
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Kernel Team for inclusion in a Red
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committed in stream U6 build 55.11. A test kernel with this patch is available
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