[PATCH 3.8 42/81] bridge: fix NULL pointer deref of br_port_get_rcu

From: Kamal Mostafa
Date: Tue Oct 29 2013 - 14:14:51 EST -stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Hong Zhiguo <zhiguohong@xxxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit 716ec052d2280d511e10e90ad54a86f5b5d4dcc2 ]

The NULL deref happens when br_handle_frame is called between these
2 lines of del_nbp:
dev->priv_flags &= ~IFF_BRIDGE_PORT;
/* --> br_handle_frame is called at this time */

In br_handle_frame the return of br_port_get_rcu(dev) is dereferenced
without check but br_port_get_rcu(dev) returns NULL if:
!(dev->priv_flags & IFF_BRIDGE_PORT)

Eric Dumazet pointed out the testing of IFF_BRIDGE_PORT is not necessary
here since we're in rcu_read_lock and we have synchronize_net() in
netdev_rx_handler_unregister. So remove the testing of IFF_BRIDGE_PORT
and by the previous patch, make sure br_port_get_rcu is called in
bridging code.

Signed-off-by: Hong Zhiguo <zhiguohong@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
net/bridge/br_private.h | 5 +----
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_private.h b/net/bridge/br_private.h
index 688fc44..f56cd47 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_private.h
+++ b/net/bridge/br_private.h
@@ -162,10 +162,7 @@ struct net_bridge_port

static inline struct net_bridge_port *br_port_get_rcu(const struct net_device *dev)
- struct net_bridge_port *port =
- rcu_dereference_rtnl(dev->rx_handler_data);
- return br_port_exists(dev) ? port : NULL;
+ return rcu_dereference(dev->rx_handler_data);

static inline struct net_bridge_port *br_port_get_rtnl(const struct net_device *dev)

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