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Subject[PATCH RESEND 1/1] vfs: Really check for inode ptr in lookup_fast
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d_is_negative can race with d_instantiate_new()
-> __d_set_inode_and_type().
For e.g. in use cases where Thread-1 is creating
symlink (doing d_instantiate_new()) & Thread-2 is doing
cat of that symlink while doing lookup_fast (via REF-walk-
one such case is, when ->permission returns -ECHILD).

During this race if __d_set_and_inode_type() does out-of-order
execution and set the dentry->d_flags before setting
dentry->inode, then it can result into following kernel panic.

This change fixes the issue by directly checking for inode.

E.g. kernel panic, since inode was NULL.
trailing_symlink() -> may_follow_link() -> inode->i_uid.
Issue signature:-
[NIP : trailing_symlink+80]
[LR : trailing_symlink+1092]
#4 [c00000198069bb70] trailing_symlink at c0000000004bae60 (unreliable)
#5 [c00000198069bc00] path_openat at c0000000004bdd14
#6 [c00000198069bc90] do_filp_open at c0000000004c0274
#7 [c00000198069bdb0] do_sys_open at c00000000049b248
#8 [c00000198069be30] system_call at c00000000000b388

Sequence of events:-
Thread-2(Comm: ln) Thread-1(Comm: cat)

dentry = __d_lookup() //nonRCU

__d_set_and_inode_type() (Out-of-order execution)
flags = READ_ONCE(dentry->d_flags);
flags &= ~(DCACHE_ENTRY_TYPE | DCACHE_FALLTHRU);
flags |= type_flags;
WRITE_ONCE(dentry->d_flags, flags);

if (unlikely(d_is_negative()) // fails
{}
// since d_flags is already updated in
// Thread-2 in parallel but inode
// not yet set.
// d_is_negative returns false

*inode = d_backing_inode(path->dentry);
// means inode is still NULL

dentry->d_inode = inode;

trailing_symlink()
may_follow_link()
inode = nd->link_inode;
// nd->link_inode = NULL
//Then it crashes while
//doing inode->i_uid

Reported-by: Guang Yuan Wu <wugyuan@cn.ibm.com>
Tested-by: Guang Yuan Wu <wugyuan@cn.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Ritesh Harjani <riteshh@linux.ibm.com>
---
fs/namei.c | 16 +++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/namei.c b/fs/namei.c
index 671c3c1a3425..7c5337cddebd 100644
--- a/fs/namei.c
+++ b/fs/namei.c
@@ -1617,7 +1617,21 @@ static int lookup_fast(struct nameidata *nd,
dput(dentry);
return status;
}
- if (unlikely(d_is_negative(dentry))) {
+
+ /*
+ * Caution: d_is_negative() can race with
+ * __d_set_inode_and_type().
+ * For e.g. in use cases where Thread-1 is creating
+ * symlink (doing d_instantiate_new()) & Thread-2 is doing
+ * cat of that symlink and falling here (via Ref-walk) while
+ * doing lookup_fast (one such case is when ->permission
+ * returns -ECHILD).
+ * Now if __d_set_inode_and_type() does out-of-order execution
+ * i.e. it first sets the dentry->d_flags & then dentry->inode
+ * then it can result into inode being NULL, causing panic later.
+ * Hence directly check if inode is NULL here.
+ */
+ if (unlikely(d_really_is_negative(dentry))) {
dput(dentry);
return -ENOENT;
}
--
2.21.0
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