KEYS: fix out-of-bounds read during ASN.1 parsing

syzkaller with KASAN reported an out-of-bounds read in
asn1_ber_decoder().  It can be reproduced by the following command,

    keyctl add asymmetric desc $'\x30\x30' @s

The bug is that the length of an ASN.1 data value isn't validated in the
case where it is encoded using the short form, causing the decoder to
read past the end of the input buffer.  Fix it by validating the length.

The bug report was:

    BUG: KASAN: slab-out-of-bounds in asn1_ber_decoder+0x10cb/0x1730 lib/asn1_decoder.c:233
    Read of size 1 at addr ffff88003cccfa02 by task syz-executor0/6818

    CPU: 1 PID: 6818 Comm: syz-executor0 Not tainted 4.14.0-rc7-00008-g5f479447d983 #2
    Hardware name: QEMU Standard PC (i440FX + PIIX, 1996), BIOS Bochs 01/01/2011
    Call Trace:
     __dump_stack lib/dump_stack.c:16 [inline]
     dump_stack+0xb3/0x10b lib/dump_stack.c:52
     print_address_description+0x79/0x2a0 mm/kasan/report.c:252
     kasan_report_error mm/kasan/report.c:351 [inline]
     kasan_report+0x236/0x340 mm/kasan/report.c:409
     __asan_report_load1_noabort+0x14/0x20 mm/kasan/report.c:427
     asn1_ber_decoder+0x10cb/0x1730 lib/asn1_decoder.c:233
     x509_cert_parse+0x1db/0x650 crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_cert_parser.c:89
     x509_key_preparse+0x64/0x7a0 crypto/asymmetric_keys/x509_public_key.c:174
     asymmetric_key_preparse+0xcb/0x1a0 crypto/asymmetric_keys/asymmetric_type.c:388
     key_create_or_update+0x347/0xb20 security/keys/key.c:855
     SYSC_add_key security/keys/keyctl.c:122 [inline]
     SyS_add_key+0x1cd/0x340 security/keys/keyctl.c:62
    RIP: 0033:0x447c89
    RSP: 002b:00007fca7a5d3bd8 EFLAGS: 00000246 ORIG_RAX: 00000000000000f8
    RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 00007fca7a5d46cc RCX: 0000000000447c89
    RDX: 0000000020006f4a RSI: 0000000020006000 RDI: 0000000020001ff5
    RBP: 0000000000000046 R08: fffffffffffffffd R09: 0000000000000000
    R10: 0000000000000002 R11: 0000000000000246 R12: 0000000000000000
    R13: 0000000000000000 R14: 00007fca7a5d49c0 R15: 00007fca7a5d4700

Fixes: 42d5ec27f873 ("X.509: Add an ASN.1 decoder")
Cc: <> # v3.7+
Signed-off-by: Eric Biggers <>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <>
Signed-off-by: James Morris <>
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