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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] mm/mempolicy: Fix memory leak in set_mempolicy_home_node system call
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Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> writes:

> When encountering any vma in the range with policy other than MPOL_BIND
> or MPOL_PREFERRED_MANY, an error is returned without issuing a mpol_put
> on the policy just allocated with mpol_dup().
>
> This allows arbitrary users to leak kernel memory.
>

Reviewed-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>

> Fixes: c6018b4b2549 ("mm/mempolicy: add set_mempolicy_home_node syscall")
> Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
> Cc: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.ibm.com>
> Cc: Ben Widawsky <ben.widawsky@intel.com>
> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com>
> Cc: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
> Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
> Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
> Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
> Cc: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> Cc: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
> Cc: <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # 5.17+
> ---
> mm/mempolicy.c | 1 +
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>
> diff --git a/mm/mempolicy.c b/mm/mempolicy.c
> index 61aa9aedb728..02c8a712282f 100644
> --- a/mm/mempolicy.c
> +++ b/mm/mempolicy.c
> @@ -1540,6 +1540,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE4(set_mempolicy_home_node, unsigned long, start, unsigned long, le
> * the home node for vmas we already updated before.
> */
> if (new->mode != MPOL_BIND && new->mode != MPOL_PREFERRED_MANY) {
> + mpol_put(new);
> err = -EOPNOTSUPP;
> break;
> }
> --
> 2.25.1

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