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authorOlaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de>2012-05-31 16:40:06 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2013-10-13 14:51:09 -0700
commitfd819bdaa91422cf6b568bb76c40d0e5d8fbddaf (patch)
tree830af09bc73037833e0183678f2f4749757a46e8
parent7b3c1a8576716d825c73ac1739b2b3f0d7226dcf (diff)
Tools: hv: verify origin of netlink connector message
commit bcc2c9c3fff859e0eb019fe6fec26f9b8eba795c upstream. The SuSE security team suggested to use recvfrom instead of recv to be certain that the connector message is originated from kernel. CVE-2012-2669 Signed-off-by: Olaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de> Signed-off-by: Marcus Meissner <meissner@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Krahmer <krahmer@suse.de> Signed-off-by: K. Y. Srinivasan <kys@microsoft.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
-rw-r--r--drivers/staging/hv/tools/hv_kvp_daemon.c10
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/staging/hv/tools/hv_kvp_daemon.c b/drivers/staging/hv/tools/hv_kvp_daemon.c
index 33f0f1c8ad73..1468a01b5cb0 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/hv/tools/hv_kvp_daemon.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/hv/tools/hv_kvp_daemon.c
@@ -378,14 +378,18 @@ int main(void)
pfd.fd = fd;
while (1) {
+ struct sockaddr *addr_p = (struct sockaddr *) &addr;
+ socklen_t addr_l = sizeof(addr);
pfd.events = POLLIN;
pfd.revents = 0;
poll(&pfd, 1, -1);
- len = recv(fd, kvp_recv_buffer, sizeof(kvp_recv_buffer), 0);
+ len = recvfrom(fd, kvp_recv_buffer, sizeof(kvp_recv_buffer), 0,
+ addr_p, &addr_l);
- if (len < 0) {
- syslog(LOG_ERR, "recv failed; error:%d", len);
+ if (len < 0 || addr.nl_pid) {
+ syslog(LOG_ERR, "recvfrom failed; pid:%u error:%d %s",
+ addr.nl_pid, errno, strerror(errno));
close(fd);
return -1;
}