Re: [PATCH net v2] sctp: fix a potential buffer overflow in sctp_sched_set_sched()

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On Wed, May 03, 2023 at 09:08:17AM +0000, Gavrilov Ilia wrote:
> >> This unnecessary test confuses a reader like sched could be over
> >> SCTP_SS_MAX here.
> >
> > It's actualy better to keep the test here and remove it from the
> > callers: they don't need to know the specifics, and further new calls
> > will be protected already.
> >
> I agree that the check should be removed, but I think it's better to
> keep the test on the calling side, because params->assoc_value is set as
> the default "stream schedule" for the socket and it needs to be checked too.
> static int sctp_setsockopt_scheduler(..., struct sctp_assoc_value
> *params, ...)
> {
> ...
>    if (params->assoc_id == SCTP_FUTURE_ASSOC ||
>        params->assoc_id == SCTP_ALL_ASSOC)
>        sp->default_ss = params->assoc_value;
> ...
> }

Good point. But then, don't remove the check. Instead, just fix that
ordering and make it less confusing.  Otherwise you will be really
making it prone to the OOB if a new call gets added that doesn't
validate the parameter.


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