XNU Stale Pointer Use-After-Free

Risk: Low
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CWE: CWE-416

CVSS Base Score: 9.3/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

XNU: Use-after-free due to stale pointer left by in6_pcbdetach Related CVE Numbers: CVE-2019-8605Fixed-2019-May-13. # Reproduction Repros on 10.14.3 when run as root. It may need multiple tries to trigger. $ clang -o in6_selectsrc in6_selectsrc.cc $ while 1; do sudo ./in6_selectsrc; done res0: 3 res1: 0 res1.5: -1 // failure expected here res2: 0 done ... [crash] # Explanation The following snippet is taken from in6_pcbdetach: ``` void in6_pcbdetach(struct inpcb *inp) { // ... \tif (!(so->so_flags & SOF_PCBCLEARING)) { \t\tstruct ip_moptions *imo; \t\tstruct ip6_moptions *im6o; \t\tinp->inp_vflag = 0; \t\tif (inp->in6p_options != NULL) { \t\t\tm_freem(inp->in6p_options); \t\t\tinp->in6p_options = NULL; // <- good \t\t} \t\tip6_freepcbopts(inp->in6p_outputopts); // <- bad \t\tROUTE_RELEASE(&inp->in6p_route); \t\t// free IPv4 related resources in case of mapped addr \t\tif (inp->inp_options != NULL) { \t\t\t(void) m_free(inp->inp_options); // <- good \t\t\tinp->inp_options = NULL; \t\t} ``` Notice that freed options must also be cleared so they are not accidentally reused. This can happen when a socket is disconnected and reconnected without being destroyed. In the inp->in6p_outputopts case, the options are freed but not cleared, so they can be used after they are freed. This specific PoC requires root because I use raw sockets, but it's possible other socket types suffer from this same vulnerability. # Crash Log panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff8015cda29d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8016011764, type 13=general protection, registers: CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x00007f9ae1801000, CR3: 0x000000069fc5f111, CR4: 0x00000000003626e0 RAX: 0x0000000000000001, RBX: 0xdeadbeefdeadbeef, RCX: 0x0000000000000000, RDX: 0x0000000000000000 RSP: 0xffffffa3ffa5bd30, RBP: 0xffffffa3ffa5bdc0, RSI: 0x0000000000000000, RDI: 0x0000000000000001 R8: 0x0000000000000000, R9: 0xffffffa3ffa5bde0, R10: 0xffffff801664de20, R11: 0x0000000000000000 R12: 0x0000000000000000, R13: 0xffffff80719b7940, R14: 0xffffff8067fdc660, R15: 0x0000000000000000 RFL: 0x0000000000010282, RIP: 0xffffff8016011764, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010 Fault CR2: 0x00007f9ae1801000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x4, PL: 0, VF: 0 Backtrace (CPU 4), Frame : Return Address 0xffffff801594e290 : 0xffffff8015baeb0d mach_kernel : _handle_debugger_trap + 0x48d 0xffffff801594e2e0 : 0xffffff8015ce8653 mach_kernel : _kdp_i386_trap + 0x153 0xffffff801594e320 : 0xffffff8015cda07a mach_kernel : _kernel_trap + 0x4fa 0xffffff801594e390 : 0xffffff8015b5bca0 mach_kernel : _return_from_trap + 0xe0 0xffffff801594e3b0 : 0xffffff8015bae527 mach_kernel : _panic_trap_to_debugger + 0x197 0xffffff801594e4d0 : 0xffffff8015bae373 mach_kernel : _panic + 0x63 0xffffff801594e540 : 0xffffff8015cda29d mach_kernel : _kernel_trap + 0x71d 0xffffff801594e6b0 : 0xffffff8015b5bca0 mach_kernel : _return_from_trap + 0xe0 0xffffff801594e6d0 : 0xffffff8016011764 mach_kernel : _in6_selectsrc + 0x114 0xffffffa3ffa5bdc0 : 0xffffff8016043015 mach_kernel : _nd6_setdefaultiface + 0xd75 0xffffffa3ffa5be20 : 0xffffff8016120274 mach_kernel : _soconnectlock + 0x284 0xffffffa3ffa5be60 : 0xffffff80161317bf mach_kernel : _connect_nocancel + 0x20f 0xffffffa3ffa5bf40 : 0xffffff80161b62bb mach_kernel : _unix_syscall64 + 0x26b 0xffffffa3ffa5bfa0 : 0xffffff8015b5c466 mach_kernel : _hndl_unix_scall64 + 0x16 BSD process name corresponding to current thread: in6_selectsrc Boot args: keepsyms=1 -v=1 Mac OS version: 18D109 This bug is subject to a 90 day disclosure deadline. After 90 days elapse or a patch has been made broadly available (whichever is earlier), the bug report will become visible to the public. Found by: nedwill@google.com

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