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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Don't leak a key reference if request_key() tries to use a revoked keyring
On Thu, 12 Feb 2015, David Howells wrote:

> From: David Jeffery <>
> If a request_key() call to allocate and fill out a key attempts to insert the
> key structure into a revoked keyring, the key will leak, using memory and part
> of the user's key quota until the system reboots. This is from a failure of
> construct_alloc_key() to decrement the key's reference count after the attempt
> to insert into the requested keyring is rejected.
> key_put() needs to be called in the link_prealloc_failed callpath to ensure
> the unused key is released.
> Signed-off-by: David Jeffery <>
> Signed-off-by: David Howells <>


James Morris

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