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authorMaxim Mikityanskiy <>2021-06-01 15:08:00 +0300
committerDavid S. Miller <>2021-06-01 15:58:05 -0700
commitc55dcdd435aa6c6ad6ccac0a4c636d010ee367a4 (patch)
treef128e09998bb979a99cc5d8325c31ab3d10eaa74 /net/tls
parent05fc8b6cbd4f979a6f25759c4a17dd5f657f7ecd (diff)
net/tls: Fix use-after-free after the TLS device goes down and up
When a netdev with active TLS offload goes down, tls_device_down is called to stop the offload and tear down the TLS context. However, the socket stays alive, and it still points to the TLS context, which is now deallocated. If a netdev goes up, while the connection is still active, and the data flow resumes after a number of TCP retransmissions, it will lead to a use-after-free of the TLS context. This commit addresses this bug by keeping the context alive until its normal destruction, and implements the necessary fallbacks, so that the connection can resume in software (non-offloaded) kTLS mode. On the TX side tls_sw_fallback is used to encrypt all packets. The RX side already has all the necessary fallbacks, because receiving non-decrypted packets is supported. The thing needed on the RX side is to block resync requests, which are normally produced after receiving non-decrypted packets. The necessary synchronization is implemented for a graceful teardown: first the fallbacks are deployed, then the driver resources are released (it used to be possible to have a tls_dev_resync after tls_dev_del). A new flag called TLS_RX_DEV_DEGRADED is added to indicate the fallback mode. It's used to skip the RX resync logic completely, as it becomes useless, and some objects may be released (for example, resync_async, which is allocated and freed by the driver). Fixes: e8f69799810c ("net/tls: Add generic NIC offload infrastructure") Signed-off-by: Maxim Mikityanskiy <> Reviewed-by: Tariq Toukan <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Diffstat (limited to 'net/tls')
3 files changed, 55 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/net/tls/tls_device.c b/net/tls/tls_device.c
index 171752cd6910..bd9f1567aa39 100644
--- a/net/tls/tls_device.c
+++ b/net/tls/tls_device.c
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ static void tls_device_gc_task(struct work_struct *work);
static DECLARE_WORK(tls_device_gc_work, tls_device_gc_task);
static LIST_HEAD(tls_device_gc_list);
static LIST_HEAD(tls_device_list);
+static LIST_HEAD(tls_device_down_list);
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(tls_device_lock);
static void tls_device_free_ctx(struct tls_context *ctx)
@@ -759,6 +760,8 @@ void tls_device_rx_resync_new_rec(struct sock *sk, u32 rcd_len, u32 seq)
if (tls_ctx->rx_conf != TLS_HW)
+ if (unlikely(test_bit(TLS_RX_DEV_DEGRADED, &tls_ctx->flags)))
+ return;
prot = &tls_ctx->prot_info;
rx_ctx = tls_offload_ctx_rx(tls_ctx);
@@ -961,6 +964,17 @@ int tls_device_decrypted(struct sock *sk, struct tls_context *tls_ctx,
ctx->sw.decrypted |= is_decrypted;
+ if (unlikely(test_bit(TLS_RX_DEV_DEGRADED, &tls_ctx->flags))) {
+ if (likely(is_encrypted || is_decrypted))
+ return 0;
+ /* After tls_device_down disables the offload, the next SKB will
+ * likely have initial fragments decrypted, and final ones not
+ * decrypted. We need to reencrypt that single SKB.
+ */
+ return tls_device_reencrypt(sk, skb);
+ }
/* Return immediately if the record is either entirely plaintext or
* entirely ciphertext. Otherwise handle reencrypt partially decrypted
* record.
@@ -1290,6 +1304,26 @@ static int tls_device_down(struct net_device *netdev)
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tls_device_lock, flags);
list_for_each_entry_safe(ctx, tmp, &list, list) {
+ /* Stop offloaded TX and switch to the fallback.
+ * tls_is_sk_tx_device_offloaded will return false.
+ */
+ WRITE_ONCE(ctx->sk->sk_validate_xmit_skb, tls_validate_xmit_skb_sw);
+ /* Stop the RX and TX resync.
+ * tls_dev_resync must not be called after tls_dev_del.
+ */
+ WRITE_ONCE(ctx->netdev, NULL);
+ /* Start skipping the RX resync logic completely. */
+ set_bit(TLS_RX_DEV_DEGRADED, &ctx->flags);
+ /* Sync with inflight packets. After this point:
+ * TX: no non-encrypted packets will be passed to the driver.
+ * RX: resync requests from the driver will be ignored.
+ */
+ synchronize_net();
+ /* Release the offload context on the driver side. */
if (ctx->tx_conf == TLS_HW)
netdev->tlsdev_ops->tls_dev_del(netdev, ctx,
@@ -1297,13 +1331,21 @@ static int tls_device_down(struct net_device *netdev)
!test_bit(TLS_RX_DEV_CLOSED, &ctx->flags))
netdev->tlsdev_ops->tls_dev_del(netdev, ctx,
- WRITE_ONCE(ctx->netdev, NULL);
- synchronize_net();
- list_del_init(&ctx->list);
- if (refcount_dec_and_test(&ctx->refcount))
- tls_device_free_ctx(ctx);
+ /* Move the context to a separate list for two reasons:
+ * 1. When the context is deallocated, list_del is called.
+ * 2. It's no longer an offloaded context, so we don't want to
+ * run offload-specific code on this context.
+ */
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&tls_device_lock, flags);
+ list_move_tail(&ctx->list, &tls_device_down_list);
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tls_device_lock, flags);
+ /* Device contexts for RX and TX will be freed in on sk_destruct
+ * by tls_device_free_ctx. rx_conf and tx_conf stay in TLS_HW.
+ */
diff --git a/net/tls/tls_device_fallback.c b/net/tls/tls_device_fallback.c
index cacf040872c7..e40bedd112b6 100644
--- a/net/tls/tls_device_fallback.c
+++ b/net/tls/tls_device_fallback.c
@@ -431,6 +431,13 @@ struct sk_buff *tls_validate_xmit_skb(struct sock *sk,
+struct sk_buff *tls_validate_xmit_skb_sw(struct sock *sk,
+ struct net_device *dev,
+ struct sk_buff *skb)
+ return tls_sw_fallback(sk, skb);
struct sk_buff *tls_encrypt_skb(struct sk_buff *skb)
return tls_sw_fallback(skb->sk, skb);
diff --git a/net/tls/tls_main.c b/net/tls/tls_main.c
index 47b7c5334c34..fde56ff49163 100644
--- a/net/tls/tls_main.c
+++ b/net/tls/tls_main.c
@@ -636,6 +636,7 @@ struct tls_context *tls_ctx_create(struct sock *sk)
rcu_assign_pointer(icsk->icsk_ulp_data, ctx);
ctx->sk_proto = READ_ONCE(sk->sk_prot);
+ ctx->sk = sk;
return ctx;