|author||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Fri Jan 03 14:53:04 2020 -0800|
|committer||CQ bot account: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Jan 06 17:34:02 2020 +0000|
Fix double-free under load. The BN_BLINDING cache, when 1024 threads are performing concurrent private operations on one RSA key, can race to append a BN_BLINDING to a cache which is just short of the maximum length. The cache ends up one (or more) elements longer than the maximum length. That causes the index of one of the cache elements to _be_ the supposed maximum length, but that index is treated as a magic number that indicates that a BN_BLINDING isn't from the cache and thus needs to be freed after use. That BN_BLINDING is then double-freed when the cache itself is freed. See internal bug b/147126942. Since the fact that someone hit this means that 1024 threads working on a single RSA key is a thing that's happening, take the opportunity to grow the cache by doubling rather than by single elements at a time. Once the number of extensions is so reduced, the trick of unlocking to keep a few allocations outside of the lock (which caused the problem) can be discarded. Change-Id: I32dd16d825b702b31ee9b776414c4e6afe883724 Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/boringssl/+/39324 Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <email@example.com> Reviewed-by: David Benjamin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Commit-Queue: Adam Langley <email@example.com>
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