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[libvirt] [PATCH] Fix crash in remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats (CVE-2013-4296)



From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com>

The 'stats' variable was not initialized to NULL, so if some
early validation of the RPC call fails, it is possible to jump
to the 'cleanup' label and VIR_FREE an uninitialized pointer.
This is a security flaw, since the API can be called from a
readonly connection which can trigger the validation checks.

This was introduced in release v0.9.1 onwards by

  commit 158ba8730e44b7dd07a21ab90499996c5dec080a
  Author: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>
  Date:   Wed Apr 13 16:21:35 2011 +0100

    Merge all returns paths from dispatcher into single path

Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com>
---

Approved on the security list, and pushing on Daniel's behalf.
I'm now working on backporting this to the various v*-maint branches.

 daemon/remote.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/daemon/remote.c b/daemon/remote.c
index 6b082cf..3ac528c 100644
--- a/daemon/remote.c
+++ b/daemon/remote.c
@@ -1146,7 +1146,7 @@ remoteDispatchDomainMemoryStats(virNetServerPtr server ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED,
                                 remote_domain_memory_stats_ret *ret)
 {
     virDomainPtr dom = NULL;
-    struct _virDomainMemoryStat *stats;
+    struct _virDomainMemoryStat *stats = NULL;
     int nr_stats;
     size_t i;
     int rv = -1;
-- 
1.8.3.1


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