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authorLars Ellenberg <>2018-06-25 11:39:52 +0200
committerJens Axboe <>2018-07-02 08:22:25 -0600
commit64dafbc9530c10300acffc57fae3269d95fa8f93 (patch)
tree73779650ec09bbbf11957ab5afe97f9df668aa3b /block/bsg.c
parent9544bc5347207a68eb308cc8aaaed6c3a687cabd (diff)
drbd: fix access after free
We have struct drbd_requests { ... struct bio *private_bio; ... } to hold a bio clone for local submission. On local IO completion, we put that bio, and in case we want to use the result later, we overload that member to hold the ERR_PTR() of the completion result, Which, before v4.3, used to be the passed in "int error", so we could first bio_put(), then assign. v4.3-rc1~100^2~21 4246a0b63bd8 block: add a bi_error field to struct bio changed that: bio_put(req->private_bio); - req->private_bio = ERR_PTR(error); + req->private_bio = ERR_PTR(bio->bi_error); Which introduces an access after free, because it was non obvious that req->private_bio == bio. Impact of that was mostly unnoticable, because we only use that value in a multiple-failure case, and even then map any "unexpected" error code to EIO, so worst case we could potentially mask a more specific error with EIO in a multiple failure case. Unless the pointed to memory region was unmapped, as is the case with CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC, in which case this results in BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request v4.13-rc1~70^2~75 4e4cbee93d56 block: switch bios to blk_status_t changes it further to bio_put(req->private_bio); req->private_bio = ERR_PTR(blk_status_to_errno(bio->bi_status)); And blk_status_to_errno() now contains a WARN_ON_ONCE() for unexpected values, which catches this "sometimes", if the memory has been reused quickly enough for other things. Should also go into stable since 4.3, with the trivial change around 4.13. Cc: Fixes: 4246a0b63bd8 block: add a bi_error field to struct bio Reported-by: Sarah Newman <> Signed-off-by: Lars Ellenberg <> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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