Bug 680345 - (CVE-2011-1023) CVE-2011-1023 kernel: BUG_ON() in rds_send_xmit()
CVE-2011-1023 kernel: BUG_ON() in rds_send_xmit()
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 680200 680346 680348
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Reported: 2011-02-25 02:50 EST by Eugene Teo (Security Response)
Modified: 2015-07-29 13:47 EDT (History)
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Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-02-25 02:50:12 EST
Found internally when testing CVE-2010-3904.

kernel BUG at net/rds/send.c:329!
Oops: Exception in kernel mode, sig: 5 [#1]
SMP NR_CPUS=1024 NUMA pSeries
Modules linked in: rds sunrpc ipv6 dm_mirror dm_region_hash dm_log ibmveth sg
ext4 jbd2 mbcache sd_mod crc_t10dif ibmvscsic scsi_transport_srp scsi_tgt
dm_mod [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
NIP: d000000003ca68f4 LR: d000000003ca67fc CTR: d000000003ca8770
REGS: c000000175cab980 TRAP: 0700   Not tainted  (2.6.32-118.el6.ppc64)
MSR: 8000000000029032 <EE,ME,CE,IR,DR>  CR: 44000022  XER: 00000000
TASK = c00000017586ec90[1896] 'krdsd' THREAD: c000000175ca8000 CPU: 0
GPR00: 0000000000000150 c000000175cabc00 d000000003cb7340 0000000000002030
GPR04: ffffffffffffffff 0000000000000030 0000000000000000 0000000000000030
GPR08: 0000000000000001 0000000000000001 c0000001756b1e30 0000000000010000
GPR12: d000000003caac90 c000000000fa2500 c0000001742b2858 c0000001742b2a00
GPR16: c0000001742b2a08 c0000001742b2820 0000000000000001 0000000000000001
GPR20: 0000000000000040 c0000001742b2814 c000000175cabc70 0800000000000000
GPR24: 0000000000000004 0200000000000000 0000000000000000 c0000001742b2860
GPR28: 0000000000000000 c0000001756b1c80 d000000003cb68e8 c0000001742b27b8
NIP [d000000003ca68f4] .rds_send_xmit+0x4c4/0x8a0 [rds]
LR [d000000003ca67fc] .rds_send_xmit+0x3cc/0x8a0 [rds]
Call Trace:
[c000000175cabc00] [d000000003ca67fc] .rds_send_xmit+0x3cc/0x8a0 [rds]
[c000000175cabd30] [d000000003ca7e64] .rds_send_worker+0x54/0x100 [rds]
[c000000175cabdb0] [c0000000000b475c] .worker_thread+0x1dc/0x3c0
[c000000175cabed0] [c0000000000baa9c] .kthread+0xbc/0xd0
[c000000175cabf90] [c000000000032114] .kernel_thread+0x54/0x70
Instruction dump:
4bfffd50 60000000 60000000 39080001 935f004c f91f0040 41820024 813d017c
7d094a78 7d290074 7929d182 394a0020 <0b090000> 40e2ff68 4bffffa4 39200000
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
Call Trace:
[c000000175cab560] [c000000000012e04] .show_stack+0x74/0x1c0 (unreliable)
[c000000175cab610] [c0000000005a365c] .panic+0x80/0x1b4
[c000000175cab6a0] [c00000000002fbcc] .die+0x21c/0x2a0
[c000000175cab750] [c000000000030000] ._exception+0x110/0x220
[c000000175cab910] [c000000000004b9c] program_check_common+0x11c/0x180
--- Exception: 700 at .rds_send_xmit+0x4c4/0x8a0 [rds]
    LR = .rds_send_xmit+0x3cc/0x8a0 [rds]
[c000000175cabd30] [d000000003ca7e64] .rds_send_worker+0x54/0x100 [rds]
[c000000175cabdb0] [c0000000000b475c] .worker_thread+0x1dc/0x3c0
[c000000175cabed0] [c0000000000baa9c] .kthread+0xbc/0xd0
[c000000175cabf90] [c000000000032114] .kernel_thread+0x54/0x70
Rebooting in 180 seconds..

Tracked it down to a flaw in the xmit methods for the loop and ib transports. Those two transports, when called with an rds message that has the RDS_FLAG_CONG_BITMAP set, execute a rds_cong_map_updated call and return.  Since the xmit method requires that the number of bytes sent be returned, and a congestion map update doesn't really send any data, it just returns the sizeof an rds_header plus the defined size of the congestion map.  This is problematic because the caller of these methods (rds_send_xmit), validates that we didn't send more data than was available in the passed rds_message.  If the return value from ->xmit() is larger than the remaining data in the message, we bug halt, which is exactly what we get above.  We could add a check to skip the bug on check if the RDS_FLAG_CONG_BITMAP flag is set, but I think the check is otherwise valid, so I've fixed it with this patch, which limits the return value in the effected transports to not be more than the remainig space in the

Comment 4 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2011-03-14 23:03:58 EDT

The Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG did not include support for the RDS Protocol, and therefore are
not affected by this issue. The Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are not affected as they did not backport upstream commit 2e7b3b99 and 77dd550e that introduced this issue.
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-19 07:58:45 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0542 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0542.html

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