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Subject[135/165] Set cred->user_ns in key_replace_session_keyring
2.6.39-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: "Serge E. Hallyn" <>

commit f7285b5d631fd6096b11c6af0058ed3a2b30ef4e upstream.

Since this cred was not created with copy_creds(), it needs to get
initialized. Otherwise use of syscall(__NR_keyctl, KEYCTL_SESSION_TO_PARENT);
can lead to a NULL deref. Thanks to Robert for finding this.

But introduced by commit 47a150edc2a ("Cache user_ns in struct cred").

Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <>
Reported-by: Robert Święcki <>
Cc: David Howells <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

security/keys/process_keys.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/security/keys/process_keys.c
+++ b/security/keys/process_keys.c
@@ -845,6 +845,7 @@ void key_replace_session_keyring(void)
new-> sgid = old-> sgid;
new->fsgid = old->fsgid;
new->user = get_uid(old->user);
+ new->user_ns = new->user->user_ns;
new->group_info = get_group_info(old->group_info);

new->securebits = old->securebits;

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