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From 1f3e1ad55f72a885e27db41be28ce1037ff0ce93 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Thierry Bordaz <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 16:12:40 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Ticket 49736 - Hardening of active connection list

Bug Description:
	In case of a bug in the management of the connection refcnt
	it can happen that there are several attempts to move a connection
	out of the active list.

	It triggers a crash because when derefencing c->c_prev.
	c_prev is never NULL on the active list

Fix Description:
	The fix tests if the connection is already out of the active list.
	If such case, it just returns.

	A potential issue that is not addressed by this fix is:
	Thread A and Thread B are using 'c' but c->refcnt=1 (it should be 2)
	Thread A "closes" 'c', 'c' is move out of active list (free) because of refcnt=0
	A new connection happens selecting the free connection 'c', moving it to the active list.
	Thread C is using 'c' from the new connection c->refcnt=1
	Thread B "closes" 'c', 'c' is moved out of the active list.
	-> new operation coming on 'c' will not be detected
	-> Thread C will likely crash when sending result

Reviewed by: Mark Reynolds (thanks!)

Platforms tested: F26

Flag Day: no

Doc impact: no

(cherry picked from commit b0e05806232b781eed3ff102485045a358d7659b)
 ldap/servers/slapd/conntable.c | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ldap/servers/slapd/conntable.c b/ldap/servers/slapd/conntable.c
index 114871d17..cb68a1119 100644
--- a/ldap/servers/slapd/conntable.c
+++ b/ldap/servers/slapd/conntable.c
@@ -243,6 +243,27 @@ connection_table_move_connection_out_of_active_list(Connection_Table *ct, Connec
     int c_sd; /* for logging */
     /* we always have previous element because list contains a dummy header */;
+    if (c->c_prev == NULL) {
+        /* c->c_prev is set when the connection is moved ON the active list
+         * So this connection is already OUT of the active list
+         *
+         * Not sure how to recover from here.
+         * Considering c->c_prev is NULL we can assume refcnt is now 0
+         * and connection_cleanup was already called.
+         * If it is not the case, then consequences are:
+         *  - Leak some memory (connext, unsent page result entries, various buffers)
+         *  - hanging connection (fd not closed)
+         * A option would be to call connection_cleanup here.
+         *
+         * The logged message helps to know how frequently the problem exists
+         */
+        slapi_log_err(SLAPI_LOG_CRIT,
+                      "connection_table_move_connection_out_of_active_list",
+                      "conn %d is already OUT of the active list (refcnt is %d)\n",
+                      c->c_sd, c->c_refcnt);
+        return 0;
+    }
     slapi_log_err(SLAPI_LOG_DEBUG, "connection_table_move_connection_out_of_active_list", "Moving connection out of active list\n");