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Subject[PATCH] fix send_sigqueue() vs thread exit race
[PATCH] fix send_sigqueue() vs thread exit race

posix_timer_event() first checks that the thread (SIGEV_THREAD_ID
case) does not have PF_EXITING flag, then it calls send_sigqueue()
which locks task list. But if the thread exits in between the kernel
will oops (->sighand == NULL after __exit_sighand).

This patch moves the PF_EXITING check into the send_sigqueue(), it
must be done atomically under tasklist_lock. When send_sigqueue()
detects exiting thread it returns -1. In that case posix_timer_event
will send the signal to thread group.

Also, this patch fixes task_struct use-after-free in posix_timer_event.

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>

--- 2.6.13-rc6/kernel/signal.c~ 2005-08-18 23:10:28.000000000 +0400
+++ 2.6.13-rc6/kernel/signal.c 2005-08-20 23:05:21.000000000 +0400
@@ -1366,16 +1366,16 @@ send_sigqueue(int sig, struct sigqueue *
unsigned long flags;
int ret = 0;

- /*
- * We need the tasklist lock even for the specific
- * thread case (when we don't need to follow the group
- * lists) in order to avoid races with "p->sighand"
- * going away or changing from under us.
- */
BUG_ON(!(q->flags & SIGQUEUE_PREALLOC));
- read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
+ read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
+
+ if (unlikely(p->flags & PF_EXITING)) {
+ ret = -1;
+ goto out_err;
+ }
+
spin_lock_irqsave(&p->sighand->siglock, flags);
-
+
if (unlikely(!list_empty(&q->list))) {
/*
* If an SI_TIMER entry is already queue just increment
@@ -1385,7 +1385,7 @@ send_sigqueue(int sig, struct sigqueue *
BUG();
q->info.si_overrun++;
goto out;
- }
+ }
/* Short-circuit ignored signals. */
if (sig_ignored(p, sig)) {
ret = 1;
@@ -1400,8 +1400,10 @@ send_sigqueue(int sig, struct sigqueue *

out:
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&p->sighand->siglock, flags);
+out_err:
read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
- return(ret);
+
+ return ret;
}

int
--- 2.6.13-rc6/kernel/posix-timers.c~ 2005-08-18 21:37:08.000000000 +0400
+++ 2.6.13-rc6/kernel/posix-timers.c 2005-08-20 23:21:23.000000000 +0400
@@ -427,21 +427,23 @@ int posix_timer_event(struct k_itimer *t
timr->sigq->info.si_code = SI_TIMER;
timr->sigq->info.si_tid = timr->it_id;
timr->sigq->info.si_value = timr->it_sigev_value;
+
if (timr->it_sigev_notify & SIGEV_THREAD_ID) {
- if (unlikely(timr->it_process->flags & PF_EXITING)) {
- timr->it_sigev_notify = SIGEV_SIGNAL;
- put_task_struct(timr->it_process);
- timr->it_process = timr->it_process->group_leader;
- goto group;
- }
- return send_sigqueue(timr->it_sigev_signo, timr->sigq,
- timr->it_process);
- }
- else {
- group:
- return send_group_sigqueue(timr->it_sigev_signo, timr->sigq,
- timr->it_process);
+ struct task_struct *leader;
+ int ret = send_sigqueue(timr->it_sigev_signo, timr->sigq,
+ timr->it_process);
+
+ if (likely(ret >= 0))
+ return ret;
+
+ timr->it_sigev_notify = SIGEV_SIGNAL;
+ leader = timr->it_process->group_leader;
+ put_task_struct(timr->it_process);
+ timr->it_process = leader;
}
+
+ return send_group_sigqueue(timr->it_sigev_signo, timr->sigq,
+ timr->it_process);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(posix_timer_event);
-
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