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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] audit: fix a memory leak bug
On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 2:28 PM Paul Moore <paul@paul-moore.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu> wrote:
> >
> > In audit_rule_change(), audit_data_to_entry() is firstly invoked to
> > translate the payload data to the kernel's rule representation. In
> > audit_data_to_entry(), depending on the audit field type, an audit tree may
> > be created in audit_make_tree(), which eventually invokes kmalloc() to
> > allocate the tree. Since this tree is a temporary tree, it will be then
> > freed in the following execution, e.g., audit_add_rule() if the message
> > type is AUDIT_ADD_RULE or audit_del_rule() if the message type is
> > AUDIT_DEL_RULE. However, if the message type is neither AUDIT_ADD_RULE nor
> > AUDIT_DEL_RULE, i.e., the default case of the switch statement, this
> > temporary tree is not freed.
> >
> > To fix this issue, only allocate the tree when the type is AUDIT_ADD_RULE
> > or AUDIT_DEL_RULE.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Wenwen Wang <wang6495@umn.edu>
> > ---
> > kernel/auditfilter.c | 16 +++++++++++-----
> > 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> This looks good, it just needs some minor vertical whitespace fixes (see below).
>
> > diff --git a/kernel/auditfilter.c b/kernel/auditfilter.c
> > index 63f8b3f..923b858 100644
> > --- a/kernel/auditfilter.c
> > +++ b/kernel/auditfilter.c
> > @@ -1114,22 +1114,28 @@ int audit_rule_change(int type, int seq, void *data, size_t datasz)
> > int err = 0;
> > struct audit_entry *entry;
> >
> > - entry = audit_data_to_entry(data, datasz);
> > - if (IS_ERR(entry))
> > - return PTR_ERR(entry);
> > -
> > switch (type) {
> > case AUDIT_ADD_RULE:
> > + entry = audit_data_to_entry(data, datasz);
> > + if (IS_ERR(entry))
> > + return PTR_ERR(entry);
> > +
>
> I realize you are taking the blank line from the code above, but we
> probably don't need it here.
>
> > err = audit_add_rule(entry);
> > audit_log_rule_change("add_rule", &entry->rule, !err);
> > break;
> > +
>
> Definitely do not add this blank line.
>
> > case AUDIT_DEL_RULE:
> > + entry = audit_data_to_entry(data, datasz);
> > + if (IS_ERR(entry))
> > + return PTR_ERR(entry);
> > +
> > err = audit_del_rule(entry);
> > audit_log_rule_change("remove_rule", &entry->rule, !err);
> > break;
> > +
>
> Same here.
>
Thanks for your comments. I will remove the blank lines.

Wenwen

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