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 18:28:56 +0000 (12:28 -0600)
commitb175298be8e92eb3d7883fa3927b97db04d449be
tree6da68000f4818a8d72eb8d4637f9a5912490b29e
parent7195a5fa4718d915b28bb6e3380255eb1fbf994a
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>
(cherry picked from commit 3c2ff5029b83c9b33be0f1607a3c61f4f5850612)
daemon/remote.c