x86/net/bpf: return statement missing value

Bug #1745364 reported by Daniel Axtens on 2018-01-25
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

SRU Justification

Coverity reports:

*** CID 1464330: Uninitialized variables (MISSING_RETURN)
/arch/x86/net/bpf_jit_comp.c: 1088 in bpf_int_jit_compile()
1082 int i;
1083 1084 if (!bpf_jit_enable)
1085 return prog;
1086 1087 if (!prog || !prog->len)
>>> CID 1464330: Uninitialized variables (MISSING_RETURN)
>>> Arriving at the end of a function without returning a value.
1088 return;
1089 1090 addrs = kmalloc(prog->len * sizeof(*addrs), GFP_KERNEL);
1091 if (!addrs)
1092 return prog;

This is a result of 3098d8eae421 ("bpf: prepare bpf_int_jit_compile/bpf_prog_select_runtime apis"), which is a cherry-pick of d1c55ab5e41f upstream. In that patch, the return type of bpf_int_jit_compile was changed from void to struct bpf_prog*. That patch changed some of the return statements.

It did not, however, change the return statement of the (!prog || !prog->len) check, as in upstream the (!prog || !prog->len) check was dropped in 93a73d442d37 ("bpf, x86/arm64: remove useless checks on prog"):

There is never such a situation, where bpf_int_jit_compile() is
called with either prog as NULL or len as 0, so the tests are
unnecessary and confusing as people would just copy them.

However, we haven't picked up 93a73d442d37, so when we cherry-picked d1c55ab5e41f, that branch remained unmodified, hence the static analysis warning.


If the branch is not dead and someone can hit it, an undefined value can be returned, which could cause issues.


For consistency and in case the branch is not actually dead on Xenial, we should do a fixup to 'return prog;'

Regression Potential

Limited to the BPF jit which is off by default.
Limited to a branch that should be dead code anyway.
Limited to an error handling path.

Daniel Axtens (daxtens) on 2018-01-25
description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-xenial' to 'verification-done-xenial'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-xenial' to 'verification-failed-xenial'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-xenial
Daniel Axtens (daxtens) wrote :

I have tested this with the kernel bpf self-test, and it passes.

tags: added: verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed-xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.4.0-119.143

linux (4.4.0-119.143) xenial; urgency=medium

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linux (4.4.0-118.142) xenial; urgency=medium

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linux (4.4.0-117.141) xenial; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.4.0-117.141 -proposed tracker (LP: #1755208)

  * Xenial update to 4.4.114 stable release (LP: #1754592)
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    - sched/deadline: Use the revised wakeup rule for suspending constrained dl
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      in 64bit kernel
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Changed in linux (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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