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Subject[13/68] CRED: Fix get_task_cred() and task_state() to not resurrect dead credentials
2.6.32-longterm review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>

commit de09a9771a5346029f4d11e4ac886be7f9bfdd75 upstream.

It's possible for get_task_cred() as it currently stands to 'corrupt' a set of
credentials by incrementing their usage count after their replacement by the
task being accessed.

What happens is that get_task_cred() can race with commit_creds():

TASK_1 TASK_2 RCU_CLEANER
-->get_task_cred(TASK_2)
rcu_read_lock()
__cred = __task_cred(TASK_2)
-->commit_creds()
old_cred = TASK_2->real_cred
TASK_2->real_cred = ...
put_cred(old_cred)
call_rcu(old_cred)
[__cred->usage == 0]
get_cred(__cred)
[__cred->usage == 1]
rcu_read_unlock()
-->put_cred_rcu()
[__cred->usage == 1]
panic()

However, since a tasks credentials are generally not changed very often, we can
reasonably make use of a loop involving reading the creds pointer and using
atomic_inc_not_zero() to attempt to increment it if it hasn't already hit zero.

If successful, we can safely return the credentials in the knowledge that, even
if the task we're accessing has released them, they haven't gone to the RCU
cleanup code.

We then change task_state() in procfs to use get_task_cred() rather than
calling get_cred() on the result of __task_cred(), as that suffers from the
same problem.

Without this change, a BUG_ON in __put_cred() or in put_cred_rcu() can be
tripped when it is noticed that the usage count is not zero as it ought to be,
for example:

kernel BUG at kernel/cred.c:168!
invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
last sysfs file: /sys/kernel/mm/ksm/run
CPU 0
Pid: 2436, comm: master Not tainted 2.6.33.3-85.fc13.x86_64 #1 0HR330/OptiPlex
745
RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff81069881>] [<ffffffff81069881>] __put_cred+0xc/0x45
RSP: 0018:ffff88019e7e9eb8 EFLAGS: 00010202
RAX: 0000000000000001 RBX: ffff880161514480 RCX: 00000000ffffffff
RDX: 00000000ffffffff RSI: ffff880140c690c0 RDI: ffff880140c690c0
RBP: ffff88019e7e9eb8 R08: 00000000000000d0 R09: 0000000000000000
R10: 0000000000000001 R11: 0000000000000040 R12: ffff880140c690c0
R13: ffff88019e77aea0 R14: 00007fff336b0a5c R15: 0000000000000001
FS: 00007f12f50d97c0(0000) GS:ffff880007400000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
CS: 0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
CR2: 00007f8f461bc000 CR3: 00000001b26ce000 CR4: 00000000000006f0
DR0: 0000000000000000 DR1: 0000000000000000 DR2: 0000000000000000
DR3: 0000000000000000 DR6: 00000000ffff0ff0 DR7: 0000000000000400
Process master (pid: 2436, threadinfo ffff88019e7e8000, task ffff88019e77aea0)
Stack:
ffff88019e7e9ec8 ffffffff810698cd ffff88019e7e9ef8 ffffffff81069b45
<0> ffff880161514180 ffff880161514480 ffff880161514180 0000000000000000
<0> ffff88019e7e9f28 ffffffff8106aace 0000000000000001 0000000000000246
Call Trace:
[<ffffffff810698cd>] put_cred+0x13/0x15
[<ffffffff81069b45>] commit_creds+0x16b/0x175
[<ffffffff8106aace>] set_current_groups+0x47/0x4e
[<ffffffff8106ac89>] sys_setgroups+0xf6/0x105
[<ffffffff81009b02>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
Code: 48 8d 71 ff e8 7e 4e 15 00 85 c0 78 0b 8b 75 ec 48 89 df e8 ef 4a 15 00
48 83 c4 18 5b c9 c3 55 8b 07 8b 07 48 89 e5 85 c0 74 04 <0f> 0b eb fe 65 48 8b
04 25 00 cc 00 00 48 3b b8 58 04 00 00 75
RIP [<ffffffff81069881>] __put_cred+0xc/0x45
RSP <ffff88019e7e9eb8>
---[ end trace df391256a100ebdd ]---
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
fs/proc/array.c | 2 +-
include/linux/cred.h | 21 +--------------------
kernel/cred.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
3 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)
--- a/fs/proc/array.c
+++ b/fs/proc/array.c
@@ -172,7 +172,7 @@ static inline void task_state(struct seq
if (tracer)
tpid = task_pid_nr_ns(tracer, ns);
}
- cred = get_cred((struct cred *) __task_cred(p));
+ cred = get_task_cred(p);
seq_printf(m,
"State:\t%s\n"
"Tgid:\t%d\n"
--- a/include/linux/cred.h
+++ b/include/linux/cred.h
@@ -153,6 +153,7 @@ struct cred {
extern void __put_cred(struct cred *);
extern void exit_creds(struct task_struct *);
extern int copy_creds(struct task_struct *, unsigned long);
+extern const struct cred *get_task_cred(struct task_struct *);
extern struct cred *cred_alloc_blank(void);
extern struct cred *prepare_creds(void);
extern struct cred *prepare_exec_creds(void);
@@ -283,26 +284,6 @@ static inline void put_cred(const struct
((const struct cred *)(rcu_dereference((task)->real_cred)))

/**
- * get_task_cred - Get another task's objective credentials
- * @task: The task to query
- *
- * Get the objective credentials of a task, pinning them so that they can't go
- * away. Accessing a task's credentials directly is not permitted.
- *
- * The caller must make sure task doesn't go away, either by holding a ref on
- * task or by holding tasklist_lock to prevent it from being unlinked.
- */
-#define get_task_cred(task) \
-({ \
- struct cred *__cred; \
- rcu_read_lock(); \
- __cred = (struct cred *) __task_cred((task)); \
- get_cred(__cred); \
- rcu_read_unlock(); \
- __cred; \
-})
-
-/**
* get_current_cred - Get the current task's subjective credentials
*
* Get the subjective credentials of the current task, pinning them so that
--- a/kernel/cred.c
+++ b/kernel/cred.c
@@ -208,6 +208,31 @@ void exit_creds(struct task_struct *tsk)
}
}

+/**
+ * get_task_cred - Get another task's objective credentials
+ * @task: The task to query
+ *
+ * Get the objective credentials of a task, pinning them so that they can't go
+ * away. Accessing a task's credentials directly is not permitted.
+ *
+ * The caller must also make sure task doesn't get deleted, either by holding a
+ * ref on task or by holding tasklist_lock to prevent it from being unlinked.
+ */
+const struct cred *get_task_cred(struct task_struct *task)
+{
+ const struct cred *cred;
+
+ rcu_read_lock();
+
+ do {
+ cred = __task_cred((task));
+ BUG_ON(!cred);
+ } while (!atomic_inc_not_zero(&((struct cred *)cred)->usage));
+
+ rcu_read_unlock();
+ return cred;
+}
+
/*
* Allocate blank credentials, such that the credentials can be filled in at a
* later date without risk of ENOMEM.



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