[PATCH] mount.cifs: Fix invalid free

David Mulder dmulder at suse.com
Wed Oct 2 20:02:27 UTC 2019

Reviewed-by: David Mulder <dmulder at suse.com><mailto:dmulder at suse.com>

On 9/19/19 6:12 AM, Paulo Alcantara (SUSE) wrote:

When attemping to chdir into non-existing directories, mount.cifs

This patch fixes the following ASAN report:

$ ./mount.cifs //localhost/foo /mnt/invalid-dir -o ...
/mnt/bar -o username=foo,password=foo,vers=1.0
Couldn't chdir to /mnt/bar: No such file or directory
==11846==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: attempting free on address which was
not malloc()-ed: 0x7ffd86332e97 in thread T0
    #0 0x7f0860ca01e7 in
    __interceptor_free (/usr/lib64/libasan.so.5+0x10a1e7)
    #1 0x557edece9ccb in
    acquire_mountpoint (/home/paulo/src/cifs-utils/mount.cifs+0xeccb)
    #2 0x557edecea63d in
    main (/home/paulo/src/cifs-utils/mount.cifs+0xf63d)
    #3 0x7f08609f0bca in __libc_start_main (/lib64/libc.so.6+0x26bca)
    #4 0x557edece27d9 in
    _start (/home/paulo/src/cifs-utils/mount.cifs+0x77d9)

Address 0x7ffd86332e97 is located in stack of thread T0 at offset 8951
in frame
    #0 0x557edece9ce0 in
    main (/home/paulo/src/cifs-utils/mount.cifs+0xece0)

  This frame has 2 object(s):
    [48, 52) 'rc' (line 1959)
    [64, 72) 'mountpoint' (line 1955) <== Memory access at offset 8951
    overflows this variable
HINT: this may be a false positive if your program uses some custom
stack unwind mechanism, swapcontext or vfork
      (longjmp and C++ exceptions *are* supported)
SUMMARY: AddressSanitizer: bad-free (/usr/lib64/libasan.so.5+0x10a1e7)
in __interceptor_free

Fixes: bf7f48f4c7dc ("mount.cifs.c: fix memory leaks in main func")
Signed-off-by: Paulo Alcantara (SUSE) <pc at cjr.nz><mailto:pc at cjr.nz>
 mount.cifs.c | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/mount.cifs.c b/mount.cifs.c
index 7748d54aa814..0c38adcd99b1 100644
--- a/mount.cifs.c
+++ b/mount.cifs.c
@@ -1893,7 +1893,7 @@ acquire_mountpoint(char **mountpointp)
        int rc, dacrc;
        uid_t realuid, oldfsuid;
        gid_t oldfsgid;
-       char *mountpoint;
+       char *mountpoint = NULL;

         * Acquire the necessary privileges to chdir to the mountpoint. If
@@ -1942,9 +1942,9 @@ restore_privs:
                gid_t __attribute__((unused)) gignore = setfsgid(oldfsgid);

-       if (rc) {
-               free(*mountpointp);
-       }
+       if (rc)
+               free(mountpoint);
        return rc;


David Mulder
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