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bug #42765: TCP stack frees wrong netbuff, twice (double free)

Submitted by:  Curtis Larsen <fractal13>
Submitted on:  Sun 13 Jul 2014 05:05:28 PM UTC  
Category: NetworkSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Software Error
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Curtis Larsen
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: Git masterReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: None

Sun 07 Dec 2014 08:32:14 AM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed in 06eadf5ebf21c8520d696c6438a976e5f7c218c3.

I'm still not sure what conditions cause this bug to happen. tcpdump of affected session would be interesting.

Thank you!

Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar>
Project Member
Sat 06 Dec 2014 08:06:09 PM UTC, comment #1:

I still cannot reproduce it. Could you give more detailed instructions or information about your setup?

Andrei Borzenkov <arvidjaar>
Project Member
Sun 13 Jul 2014 05:05:28 PM UTC, original submission:

Using the http module to download config files, produces memory errors, after the config file is downloaded.

The error was traced to the tcp stack in grub-core/net/tcp.c. The wrong netbuff pointer was being freed in the clean up loop.

Changing the code to free the correct netbuff pointer removes the runtime error.

Here's the git diff output:

diff --git a/grub-core/net/tcp.c b/grub-core/net/tcp.c
index 2077f55..1d90f1e 100644
--- a/grub-core/net/tcp.c
+++ b/grub-core/net/tcp.c
@@ -918,7 +918,7 @@ grub_net_recv_tcp_packet (struct grub_net_buff *nb,
do_ack = 1;
- grub_netbuff_free (nb);
+ grub_netbuff_free (nb_top);
if (do_ack)
ack (sock);

Thanks for the code!

Curtis Larsen <fractal13>


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