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Subject[PATCH 5.6 074/126] apparmor: Fix use-after-free in aa_audit_rule_init
From: Navid Emamdoost <>

commit c54d481d71c6849e044690d3960aaebc730224cc upstream.

In the implementation of aa_audit_rule_init(), when aa_label_parse()
fails the allocated memory for rule is released using
aa_audit_rule_free(). But after this release, the return statement
tries to access the label field of the rule which results in
use-after-free. Before releasing the rule, copy errNo and return it
after release.

Fixes: 52e8c38001d8 ("apparmor: Fix memory leak of rule on error exit path")
Signed-off-by: Navid Emamdoost <>
Signed-off-by: John Johansen <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

security/apparmor/audit.c | 3 ++-
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/security/apparmor/audit.c
+++ b/security/apparmor/audit.c
@@ -197,8 +197,9 @@ int aa_audit_rule_init(u32 field, u32 op
rule->label = aa_label_parse(&root_ns->unconfined->label, rulestr,
GFP_KERNEL, true, false);
if (IS_ERR(rule->label)) {
+ int err = PTR_ERR(rule->label);
- return PTR_ERR(rule->label);
+ return err;

*vrule = rule;

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