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On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 1:03 PM Jordy <jo...@simplyhacker.com> wrote:
> Hello U-Boot lists!
> I think I found a double free bug in U-Boot, in /cmp/gpt.c in the function 
> do_rename_gpt_parts().
> On line 702 the partition_list is being free'd if ret is smaller than 0.
> If the return value is not -ENOMEM it will go to the out: label and free the 
> partition_list again.

Reading the code, I can confirm that. Funny enough, the code in question was
introduced by commit 18030d04 ("GPT: fix memory leaks identified by Coverity").
Although I think Coverity should have detected the resulting double-free...

However, I'm not sure of the fix: the code just continues for -ENOMEM and then
goes on using partitions_list at line 757...


> Double freeing may result in a write-what-where condition, allowing an 
> attacker to execute arbitrary code.
> My advice would be to not free the parition_list on line 702 as nothing is 
> being done with it there afterwards anyway and leave your clean_up in the 
> out: label :)
> Kind Regards,
> Jordy Zomer

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