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Gerrit Code Review
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 13:42:28 -0500

The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
commit 1fbbcbee0183aa7855c0e5d9d38aa89af75902db
Author: Benjamin Kaduk <>
Date:   Fri Oct 8 20:11:19 2021 -0700

    viced: cope with signed length/position in FetchData
    For legacy reasons, the "Pos" (initial position) and "Len" (length)
    inputs to the RXAFS_FetchData and RXAFS_FetchData64 RPCs are represented
    as signed integers (the corresponding StoreData RPCs use unsigned values).
    The use of signed values allows for the possibility of negative inputs,
    and of signed integer overflow (undefined behavior in C), though the latter
    is unlikely to arise naturally given that the implementation uses a
    common backend with 64-bit values.
    In particular, if a negative "Pos" value is supplied, we end up in
    FetchData_RXStyle() that performs either FDH_PREAD() or FDH_PREADV()
    with the negative value as the position from which to read, which is
    an error.  The error handling for those calls treats any error as
    indicative of a problem with the volume or its underlying storage,
    and takes the volume offline for salvage.  Furthermore, after the
    maximum number of automatic salvages the volume is left offline for
    administrator action.  This presents a simple route for
    (unauthenticated) denial of service, as root.cell.readonly must be
    available to all users of the cell, and can be brought offline in this
    way; rendering root.cell.readonly unavailable would bring essentially
    all access to the cell to a halt.  (Other volumes could be targeted as
    well, subject to their corresponding ACLs.)
    Since there is no valid use for a negative position or length input,
    reject them outright from the common_FetchData64() implementation.
    Also check for whether the combination requests a read that would
    overflow a signed integer and reject that as well.
    Thanks to Jeffrey Altman and Chaskiel Grundman for collaborating on
    this change.
    FIXES 135263
    Change-Id: I99c4c264c846b01fbbf4fecc60b1f34504bcc977
    Reviewed-by: Stephan Wiesand <>
    Reviewed-by: Mark Vitale <>
    Reviewed-by: Michael Meffie <>
    Reviewed-by: Cheyenne Wills <>
    Tested-by: Mark Vitale <>
    Reviewed-by: Jeffrey Altman <>
    Reviewed-by: Benjamin Kaduk <>

 src/viced/afsfileprocs.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

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