Re: [PATCH] net: SCTP NULL-pointer dereference problem description and fix

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Thomas Dreibholz wrote, at 09/15/2010 04:03 PM:
> sctp_assoc_update_retran_path() in net/sctp/associola.c may dereference a 
> NULL-pointer when compiled with SCTP_DEBUG option: t will be NULL if there is 
> no usable path for retransmission. SCTP_DEBUG_PRINTK_IPADDR() makes an access 
> to t->ipaddr.v4.sin_port, without checking t before. t==NULL => oops.
> 
> The patch below against 2.6.36-rc4 (git repository) simply ensures that t is 
> checked for not being set to NULL before calling SCTP_DEBUG_PRINTK_IPADDR().

This bug has been reported by WeiYongjun and fixed by vlad for several months.
About the details see .
http://marc.info/?l=linux-sctp&m=127359276009851&w=2

But this patch is still in vlad's net-next tree, not in main tree.
See the patch:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/vxy/lksctp-dev.git;a=commit;h=eb1639d206320e6a09168d6dd77306eaf5f02582



> 
> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Dreibholz <dreibh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> diff --git a/net/sctp/associola.c b/net/sctp/associola.c
> index e41feff..b2688a4 100644
> --- a/net/sctp/associola.c
> +++ b/net/sctp/associola.c
> @@ -1321,15 +1321,15 @@ void sctp_assoc_update_retran_path(struct 
> sctp_association *asoc)
>  		}
>  	}
> 
> -	if (t)
> +	if (t) {
>  		asoc->peer.retran_path = t;
> -
> -	SCTP_DEBUG_PRINTK_IPADDR("sctp_assoc_update_retran_path:association"
> -				 " %p addr: ",
> -				 " port: %d\n",
> -				 asoc,
> -				 (&t->ipaddr),
> -				 ntohs(t->ipaddr.v4.sin_port));
> +		SCTP_DEBUG_PRINTK_IPADDR("sctp_assoc_update_retran_path:association"
> +					 " %p addr: ",
> +					 " port: %d\n",
> +					 asoc,
> +					 (&t->ipaddr),
> +					 ntohs(t->ipaddr.v4.sin_port));
> +	}
>  }
> 
>  /* Choose the transport for sending retransmit packet.  */
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