[PATCH] KVM: Prevent double-free on HPT resize commit path
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Wed Feb 15 14:40:04 AEDT 2017
resize_hpt_release(), called once the HPT resize of a KVM guest is
completed (successfully or unsuccessfully) free()s the state structure for
the resize. It is currently not safe to call with a NULL pointer.
However, one of the error paths in kvm_vm_ioctl_resize_hpt_commit() can
invoke it with a NULL pointer. This will occur if userspace improperly
invokes KVM_PPC_RESIZE_HPT_COMMIT without previously calling
KVM_PPC_RESIZE_HPT_PREPARE, or if it calls COMMIT twice without an
To fix this potential crash bug - and maybe others like it, make it safe
(and a no-op) to call resize_hpt_release() with a NULL resize pointer.
Found by Dan Carpenter with a static checker.
Reported-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: David Gibson <david at gibson.dropbear.id.au>
arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c b/arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_64_mmu_hv.c
index 013552f..72ccac2 100644
@@ -1407,6 +1407,9 @@ static void resize_hpt_release(struct kvm *kvm, struct kvm_resize_hpt *resize)
BUG_ON(kvm->arch.resize_hpt != resize);
+ if (!resize)
More information about the Linuxppc-dev