2021-04-08 13:50:20

by Johannes Berg

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Subject: [PATCH] nl80211: fix beacon head validation

From: Johannes Berg <[email protected]>

If the beacon head attribute (NL80211_ATTR_BEACON_HEAD)
is too short to even contain the frame control field,
we access uninitialized data beyond the buffer. Fix this
by checking the minimal required size first. We used to
do this until S1G support was added, where the fixed
data portion has a different size.

Cc: [email protected]
Reported-by: [email protected]
Suggested-by: Eric Dumazet <[email protected]>
Fixes: 1d47f1198d58 ("nl80211: correctly validate S1G beacon head")
Signed-off-by: Johannes Berg <[email protected]>
#syz test: https://github.com/google/kmsan.git master
net/wireless/nl80211.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/wireless/nl80211.c b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
index adfa07c67b44..03426cf17ee6 100644
--- a/net/wireless/nl80211.c
+++ b/net/wireless/nl80211.c
@@ -229,9 +229,13 @@ static int validate_beacon_head(const struct nlattr *attr,
unsigned int len = nla_len(attr);
const struct element *elem;
const struct ieee80211_mgmt *mgmt = (void *)data;
- bool s1g_bcn = ieee80211_is_s1g_beacon(mgmt->frame_control);
unsigned int fixedlen, hdrlen;
+ bool s1g_bcn;

+ if (len < offsetofend(typeof(*mgmt), frame_control))
+ goto err;
+ s1g_bcn = ieee80211_is_s1g_beacon(mgmt->frame_control);
if (s1g_bcn) {
fixedlen = offsetof(struct ieee80211_ext,

2021-04-08 14:24:19

by syzbot

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Subject: Re: [syzbot] KMSAN: uninit-value in validate_beacon_head


syzbot has tested the proposed patch and the reproducer did not trigger any issue:

Reported-and-tested-by: [email protected]

Tested on:

commit: 29ad81a1 arch/x86: add missing include to sparsemem.h
git tree: https://github.com/google/kmsan.git master
kernel config: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/.config?x=e6213d08918028fb
dashboard link: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/bug?extid=72b99dcf4607e8c770f3
compiler: Debian clang version 11.0.1-2
patch: https://syzkaller.appspot.com/x/patch.diff?x=14424d31d00000

Note: testing is done by a robot and is best-effort only.