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Subject[PATCH] aio: fix io_setup/io_destroy race
Have ioctx_alloc() return an extra reference, so that caller would drop it
on success and not bother with re-grabbing it on failure exit. The current
code is obviously broken - io_destroy() from another thread that managed
to guess the address io_setup() would've returned would free ioctx right
under us; gets especially interesting if aio_context_t * we pass to
io_setup() points to PROT_READ mapping, so put_user() fails and we end
up doing io_destroy() on kioctx another thread has just got freed...

Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
---
[there's other pending aio stuff, but this part is really obvious and
self-contained]
diff --git a/fs/aio.c b/fs/aio.c
index 67e4b90..f6578cb 100644
--- a/fs/aio.c
+++ b/fs/aio.c
@@ -273,7 +273,7 @@ static struct kioctx *ioctx_alloc(unsigned nr_events)
mm = ctx->mm = current->mm;
atomic_inc(&mm->mm_count);

- atomic_set(&ctx->users, 1);
+ atomic_set(&ctx->users, 2);
spin_lock_init(&ctx->ctx_lock);
spin_lock_init(&ctx->ring_info.ring_lock);
init_waitqueue_head(&ctx->wait);
@@ -1338,10 +1338,10 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(io_setup, unsigned, nr_events, aio_context_t __user *, ctxp)
ret = PTR_ERR(ioctx);
if (!IS_ERR(ioctx)) {
ret = put_user(ioctx->user_id, ctxp);
- if (!ret)
+ if (!ret) {
+ put_ioctx(ioctx);
return 0;
-
- get_ioctx(ioctx); /* io_destroy() expects us to hold a ref */
+ }
io_destroy(ioctx);
}


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