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From: Xin Long <>
To: network dev <>,,,
Cc: Marcelo Ricardo Leitner <>
Subject: [PATCH net] sctp: trim optlen when it's a huge value in sctp_setsockopt
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 17:19:19 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

After commit ca84bd058dae ("sctp: copy the optval from user space in
sctp_setsockopt"), it does memory allocation in sctp_setsockopt with
the optlen, and it would fail the allocation and return error if the
optlen from user space is a huge value.

This breaks some sockopts, like SCTP_HMAC_IDENT, SCTP_RESET_STREAMS and
SCTP_AUTH_KEY, as when processing these sockopts before, optlen would
be trimmed to a biggest value it needs when optlen is a huge value,
instead of failing the allocation and returning error.

This patch is to fix the allocation failure when it's a huge optlen from
user space by trimming it to the biggest size sctp sockopt may need when
necessary, and this biggest size is from sctp_setsockopt_reset_streams()
for SCTP_RESET_STREAMS, which is bigger than those for SCTP_HMAC_IDENT

Fixes: ca84bd058dae ("sctp: copy the optval from user space in sctp_setsockopt")
Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
 net/sctp/socket.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/net/sctp/socket.c b/net/sctp/socket.c
index e64e01f61b11..6b937bfd4751 100644
--- a/net/sctp/socket.c
+++ b/net/sctp/socket.c
@@ -4577,6 +4577,10 @@ static int sctp_setsockopt(struct sock *sk, int level, int optname,
 	if (optlen > 0) {
+		/* Trim it to the biggest size sctp sockopt may need if necessary */
+		optlen = min_t(unsigned int, optlen,
+					  sizeof(__u16) * sizeof(struct sctp_reset_streams)));
 		kopt = memdup_sockptr(optval, optlen);
 		if (IS_ERR(kopt))
 			return PTR_ERR(kopt);

             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-17 21:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-17 21:19 Xin Long [this message]
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