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SubjectRe: [PATCH] NFS4: Fix NULL deref in nfsd4_lock() by makeing unhash_lockowner() safe to call with NULL arg
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 10:29:24PM +0100, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> The Coverity checker noticed a path through nfsd4_lock() where we call
> release_lockowner(lock_sop); (at the 'out:' label) where 'lock_sop' is
> That goes bad since release_lockowner() calls unhash_lockowner() which
> dereferences its argument.
> release_lockowner() also calls nfs4_free_lockowner(), but that's not a
> problem since that function just calls kfree() and kmem_cache_free(),
> both of which are safe to call with NULL as argument.
> There are several ways to fix the bug.
> - rework nfsd4_lock() so the call to release_lockowner(NULL) will never happen.
> - let release_lockowner() test for NULL and return if given one.
> - let unhash_lockowner() test for NULL and return if given one (which makes both it and release_lockowner() safe).
> I chose the last option for this patch.
> For information, the path Coverity spotted (in defect report 201504) is this:

> [...]
> 4098out:
> At conditional (12): "status" taking the true branch.
> At conditional (13): "new_state" taking the true branch.
> 4099 if (status && new_state)

new_state is initialized false, and referenced otherwise only once,
when a reference ot is is passed here:

> 4010 status = lookup_or_create_lock_state(cstate, open_stp, lock,
> 4011 &lock_stp, &new_state);

so if new_state is true, then lookup_or_create_lock_state() set it to
true. But it sets that only in one spot, at the end:

*new = true;
return nfs_ok;

Note nfs_ok is zero. Therefore:

> At conditional (11): "status" taking the true branch.
> 4012 if (status)
> 4013 goto out;

this could not have happened.

So it looks like a Coverity bug.


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