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[03/93] futex: Handle user space corruption gracefully

From:  Greg KH <gregkh-AT-suse.de>
To:  linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, stable-AT-kernel.org
Subject:  [03/93] futex: Handle user space corruption gracefully
Date:  Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:28:56 -0800
Cc:  stable-review-AT-kernel.org, torvalds-AT-linux-foundation.org, akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org, alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk, Thomas Gleixner <tglx-AT-linutronix.de>, Darren Hart <dvhltc-AT-us.ibm.com>, Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra-AT-chello.nl>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

2.6.32-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

commit 51246bfd189064079c54421507236fd2723b18f3 upstream.

If the owner of a PI futex dies we fix up the pi_state and set
pi_state->owner to NULL. When a malicious or just sloppy programmed
user space application sets the futex value to 0 e.g. by calling
pthread_mutex_init(), then the futex can be acquired again. A new
waiter manages to enqueue itself on the pi_state w/o damage, but on
unlock the kernel dereferences pi_state->owner and oopses.

Prevent this by checking pi_state->owner in the unlock path. If
pi_state->owner is not current we know that user space manipulated the
futex value. Ignore the mess and return -EINVAL.

This catches the above case and also the case where a task hijacks the
futex by setting the tid value and then tries to unlock it.

Reported-by: Jermome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Acked-by: Darren Hart <dvhltc@us.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

---
 kernel/futex.c |    7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

--- a/kernel/futex.c
+++ b/kernel/futex.c
@@ -758,6 +758,13 @@ static int wake_futex_pi(u32 __user *uad
 	if (!pi_state)
 		return -EINVAL;
 
+	/*
+	 * If current does not own the pi_state then the futex is
+	 * inconsistent and user space fiddled with the futex value.
+	 */
+	if (pi_state->owner != current)
+		return -EINVAL;
+
 	spin_lock(&pi_state->pi_mutex.wait_lock);
 	new_owner = rt_mutex_next_owner(&pi_state->pi_mutex);
 




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