KASAN: use-after-free Read in brnf_exit_net

Status: fixed on 2019/08/05 13:45
Subsystems: bridge netfilter
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Fix commit: 7e6daf50e1f4 netfilter: bridge: prevent UAF in brnf_exit_net()
First crash: 1832d, last: 1828d
Cause bisection: introduced by (bisect log) :
commit b38d37a08ec4b19a9b9ec3a1ff5566781fcae1f1
Author: Stephen Rothwell <>
Date: Tue Jun 18 04:19:55 2019 +0000

  Merge remote-tracking branch 'drm/drm-next'

Crash: KASAN: use-after-free Read in brnf_exit_net (log)
Repro: syz .config
Discussions (3)
Title Replies (including bot) Last reply
[PATCH 00/26] Netfilter updates for net-next 28 (28) 2019/06/25 19:46
[PATCH net-next] br_netfilter: prevent UAF in brnf_exit_net() 2 (2) 2019/06/20 10:20
KASAN: use-after-free Read in brnf_exit_net 0 (1) 2019/06/19 15:47

Sample crash report:
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in br_netfilter_sysctl_exit_net net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1121 [inline]
BUG: KASAN: use-after-free in brnf_exit_net+0x38c/0x3a0 net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1141
Read of size 8 at addr ffff8880a4078d60 by task kworker/u4:4/8749

CPU: 0 PID: 8749 Comm: kworker/u4:4 Not tainted 5.2.0-rc5-next-20190618 #17
Hardware name: Google Google Compute Engine/Google Compute Engine, BIOS Google 01/01/2011
Workqueue: netns cleanup_net
Call Trace:
 __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:77 [inline]
 dump_stack+0x172/0x1f0 lib/dump_stack.c:113
 print_address_description.cold+0xd4/0x306 mm/kasan/report.c:351
 __kasan_report.cold+0x1b/0x36 mm/kasan/report.c:482
 kasan_report+0x12/0x20 mm/kasan/common.c:614
 __asan_report_load8_noabort+0x14/0x20 mm/kasan/generic_report.c:132
 br_netfilter_sysctl_exit_net net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1121 [inline]
 brnf_exit_net+0x38c/0x3a0 net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1141
 ops_exit_list.isra.0+0xaa/0x150 net/core/net_namespace.c:154
 cleanup_net+0x3fb/0x960 net/core/net_namespace.c:553
 process_one_work+0x989/0x1790 kernel/workqueue.c:2269
 worker_thread+0x98/0xe40 kernel/workqueue.c:2415
 kthread+0x354/0x420 kernel/kthread.c:255
 ret_from_fork+0x24/0x30 arch/x86/entry/entry_64.S:352

Allocated by task 11374:
 save_stack+0x23/0x90 mm/kasan/common.c:71
 set_track mm/kasan/common.c:79 [inline]
 __kasan_kmalloc mm/kasan/common.c:489 [inline]
 __kasan_kmalloc.constprop.0+0xcf/0xe0 mm/kasan/common.c:462
 kasan_kmalloc+0x9/0x10 mm/kasan/common.c:503
 __do_kmalloc mm/slab.c:3645 [inline]
 __kmalloc+0x15c/0x740 mm/slab.c:3654
 kmalloc include/linux/slab.h:552 [inline]
 kzalloc include/linux/slab.h:743 [inline]
 __register_sysctl_table+0xc7/0xef0 fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c:1327
 register_net_sysctl+0x29/0x30 net/sysctl_net.c:121
 br_netfilter_sysctl_init_net net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1105 [inline]
 brnf_init_net+0x379/0x6a0 net/bridge/br_netfilter_hooks.c:1126
 ops_init+0xb3/0x410 net/core/net_namespace.c:130
 setup_net+0x2d3/0x740 net/core/net_namespace.c:316
 copy_net_ns+0x1df/0x340 net/core/net_namespace.c:439
 create_new_namespaces+0x400/0x7b0 kernel/nsproxy.c:103
 unshare_nsproxy_namespaces+0xc2/0x200 kernel/nsproxy.c:202
 ksys_unshare+0x444/0x980 kernel/fork.c:2822
 __do_sys_unshare kernel/fork.c:2890 [inline]
 __se_sys_unshare kernel/fork.c:2888 [inline]
 __x64_sys_unshare+0x31/0x40 kernel/fork.c:2888
 do_syscall_64+0xfd/0x680 arch/x86/entry/common.c:301

Freed by task 9:
 save_stack+0x23/0x90 mm/kasan/common.c:71
 set_track mm/kasan/common.c:79 [inline]
 __kasan_slab_free+0x102/0x150 mm/kasan/common.c:451
 kasan_slab_free+0xe/0x10 mm/kasan/common.c:459
 __cache_free mm/slab.c:3417 [inline]
 kfree+0x10a/0x2c0 mm/slab.c:3746
 __rcu_reclaim kernel/rcu/rcu.h:215 [inline]
 rcu_do_batch kernel/rcu/tree.c:2092 [inline]
 invoke_rcu_callbacks kernel/rcu/tree.c:2310 [inline]
 rcu_core+0xcc7/0x1500 kernel/rcu/tree.c:2291
 __do_softirq+0x25c/0x94c kernel/softirq.c:292

The buggy address belongs to the object at ffff8880a4078d40
 which belongs to the cache kmalloc-512 of size 512
The buggy address is located 32 bytes inside of
 512-byte region [ffff8880a4078d40, ffff8880a4078f40)
The buggy address belongs to the page:
page:ffffea0002901e00 refcount:1 mapcount:0 mapping:ffff8880aa400a80 index:0xffff8880a40785c0
flags: 0x1fffc0000000200(slab)
raw: 01fffc0000000200 ffffea0001d636c8 ffffea0001b07308 ffff8880aa400a80
raw: ffff8880a40785c0 ffff8880a40780c0 0000000100000004 0000000000000000
page dumped because: kasan: bad access detected

Memory state around the buggy address:
 ffff8880a4078c00: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
 ffff8880a4078c80: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fc
>ffff8880a4078d00: fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fc fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
 ffff8880a4078d80: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb
 ffff8880a4078e00: fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb fb

Crashes (3):
Time Kernel Commit Syzkaller Config Log Report Syz repro C repro VM info Assets (help?) Manager Title
2019/06/18 23:40 linux-next 1c6b40509daf e3f76baa .config console log report syz ci-upstream-linux-next-kasan-gce-root
2019/06/22 16:41 linux-next dc636f5d78de 34bf9440 .config console log report ci-upstream-linux-next-kasan-gce-root
2019/06/22 03:37 linux-next dc636f5d78de 34bf9440 .config console log report ci-upstream-linux-next-kasan-gce-root
* Struck through repros no longer work on HEAD.