Commit ba3021b2 authored by Takashi Iwai's avatar Takashi Iwai

ALSA: timer: Fix missing queue indices reset at SNDRV_TIMER_IOCTL_SELECT

snd_timer_user_tselect() reallocates the queue buffer dynamically, but
it forgot to reset its indices.  Since the read may happen
concurrently with ioctl and snd_timer_user_tselect() allocates the
buffer via kmalloc(), this may lead to the leak of uninitialized
kernel-space data, as spotted via KMSAN:

  BUG: KMSAN: use of unitialized memory in snd_timer_user_read+0x6c4/0xa10
  CPU: 0 PID: 1037 Comm: probe Not tainted 4.11.0-rc5+ #2739
  Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
  Call Trace:
   __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:16
   dump_stack+0x143/0x1b0 lib/dump_stack.c:52
   kmsan_report+0x12a/0x180 mm/kmsan/kmsan.c:1007
   kmsan_check_memory+0xc2/0x140 mm/kmsan/kmsan.c:1086
   copy_to_user ./arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess.h:725
   snd_timer_user_read+0x6c4/0xa10 sound/core/timer.c:2004
   do_loop_readv_writev fs/read_write.c:716
   __do_readv_writev+0x94c/0x1380 fs/read_write.c:864
   do_readv_writev fs/read_write.c:894
   vfs_readv fs/read_write.c:908
   do_readv+0x52a/0x5d0 fs/read_write.c:934
   SYSC_readv+0xb6/0xd0 fs/read_write.c:1021
   SyS_readv+0x87/0xb0 fs/read_write.c:1018

This patch adds the missing reset of queue indices.  Together with the
previous fix for the ioctl/read race, we cover the whole problem.
Reported-by: default avatarAlexander Potapenko <>
Tested-by: default avatarAlexander Potapenko <>
Cc: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarTakashi Iwai <>
parent d11662f4
......@@ -1618,6 +1618,7 @@ static int snd_timer_user_tselect(struct file *file,
if (err < 0)
goto __err;
tu->qhead = tu->qtail = tu->qused = 0;
tu->queue = NULL;
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