daemon: avoid memleak when ListAll returns nothing
authorEric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:01:43 +0000 (17:01 -0600)
committerEric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:03:10 +0000 (10:03 -0600)
commit3c2ff5029b83c9b33be0f1607a3c61f4f5850612
treedf7ccf577089cd9dd97fde7f16466b0bd173ce79
parentbb0bf87b24cfbd17dcc234ecf2a155d8c00dd962
daemon: avoid memleak when ListAll returns nothing

Commit 4f25146 (v1.2.8) managed to silence Coverity, but at the
cost of a memory leak detected by valgrind:
==24129== 40 bytes in 5 blocks are definitely lost in loss record 355 of 637
==24129==    at 0x4A08B1C: realloc (in /usr/lib64/valgrind/vgpreload_memcheck-amd64-linux.so)
==24129==    by 0x5084B8E: virReallocN (viralloc.c:245)
==24129==    by 0x514D5AA: virDomainObjListExport (domain_conf.c:22200)
==24129==    by 0x201227DB: qemuConnectListAllDomains (qemu_driver.c:18042)
==24129==    by 0x51CC1B6: virConnectListAllDomains (libvirt-domain.c:6797)
==24129==    by 0x14173D: remoteDispatchConnectListAllDomains (remote.c:1580)
==24129==    by 0x121BE1: remoteDispatchConnectListAllDomainsHelper (remote_dispatch.h:1072)

In short, every time a client calls a ListAll variant and asks
for the resulting list, but there are 0 elements to return, we
end up leaking the 1-entry array that holds the NULL terminator.

What's worse, a read-only client can access these functions in a
tight loop to cause libvirtd to eventually run out of memory; and
this can be considered a denial of service attack against more
privileged clients.  Thankfully, the leak is so small (8 bytes per
call) that you would already have some other denial of service with
any guest calling the API that frequently, so an out-of-memory
crash is unlikely enough that this did not warrant a CVE.

* daemon/remote.c (remoteDispatchConnectListAllDomains)
(remoteDispatchDomainListAllSnapshots)
(remoteDispatchDomainSnapshotListAllChildren)
(remoteDispatchConnectListAllStoragePools)
(remoteDispatchStoragePoolListAllVolumes)
(remoteDispatchConnectListAllNetworks)
(remoteDispatchConnectListAllInterfaces)
(remoteDispatchConnectListAllNodeDevices)
(remoteDispatchConnectListAllNWFilters)
(remoteDispatchConnectListAllSecrets)
(remoteDispatchNetworkGetDHCPLeases): Plug leak.

Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <eblake@redhat.com>
daemon/remote.c