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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] exec: Factor out alloc_bprm
On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 08:29:05AM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Currently it is necessary for the usermode helper code and the code
> that launches init to use set_fs so that pages coming from the kernel
> look like they are coming from userspace.
> To allow that usage of set_fs to be removed cleanly the argument
> copying from userspace needs to happen earlier. Move the allocation
> of the bprm into it's own function (alloc_bprm) and move the call of
> alloc_bprm before unshare_files so that bprm can ultimately be
> allocated, the arguments can be placed on the new stack, and then the
> bprm can be passed into the core of exec.
> Neither the allocation of struct binprm nor the unsharing depend upon each
> other so swapping the order in which they are called is trivially safe.
> To keep things consistent the order of cleanup at the end of
> do_execve_common swapped to match the order of initialization.
> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <>

Kees Cook

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