net: sit: fix memory leak in sit_init_net() [Linux 5.0]

net: sit: fix memory leak in sit_init_net() [Linux 5.0]

This Linux kernel change "net: sit: fix memory leak in sit_init_net()" is included in the Linux 5.0 release. This change is authored by Mao Wenan <maowenan [at]> on Fri Mar 1 23:06:40 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 07f12b2 (patch).

net: sit: fix memory leak in sit_init_net()

If register_netdev() is failed to register sitn->fb_tunnel_dev,
it will go to err_reg_dev and forget to free netdev(sitn->fb_tunnel_dev).

BUG: memory leak
unreferenced object 0xffff888378daad00 (size 512):
  comm "syz-executor.1", pid 4006, jiffies 4295121142 (age 16.115s)
  hex dump (first 32 bytes):
    00 e6 ed c0 83 88 ff ff 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ................
    [<00000000d6dcb63e>] kvmalloc include/linux/mm.h:577 [inline]
    [<00000000d6dcb63e>] kvzalloc include/linux/mm.h:585 [inline]
    [<00000000d6dcb63e>] netif_alloc_netdev_queues net/core/dev.c:8380 [inline]
    [<00000000d6dcb63e>] alloc_netdev_mqs+0x600/0xcc0 net/core/dev.c:8970
    [<00000000867e172f>] sit_init_net+0x295/0xa40 net/ipv6/sit.c:1848
    [<00000000871019fa>] ops_init+0xad/0x3e0 net/core/net_namespace.c:129
    [<00000000319507f6>] setup_net+0x2ba/0x690 net/core/net_namespace.c:314
    [<0000000087db4f96>] copy_net_ns+0x1dc/0x330 net/core/net_namespace.c:437
    [<0000000057efc651>] create_new_namespaces+0x382/0x730 kernel/nsproxy.c:107
    [<00000000676f83de>] copy_namespaces+0x2ed/0x3d0 kernel/nsproxy.c:165
    [<0000000030b74bac>] copy_process.part.27+0x231e/0x6db0 kernel/fork.c:1919
    [<00000000fff78746>] copy_process kernel/fork.c:1713 [inline]
    [<00000000fff78746>] _do_fork+0x1bc/0xe90 kernel/fork.c:2224
    [<000000001c2e0d1c>] do_syscall_64+0xc8/0x580 arch/x86/entry/common.c:290
    [<00000000ec48bd44>] entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x49/0xbe
    [<0000000039acff8a>] 0xffffffffffffffff

Signed-off-by: Mao Wenan <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <[email protected]>

There is one line of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 net/ipv6/sit.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/net/ipv6/sit.c b/net/ipv6/sit.c
index e8a1dab..09e440e 100644
--- a/net/ipv6/sit.c
+++ b/net/ipv6/sit.c
@@ -1873,6 +1873,7 @@ static int __net_init sit_init_net(struct net *net)

+   free_netdev(sitn->fb_tunnel_dev);
    return err;

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *