sched/fair: Fix small race where child->se.parent,cfs_rq might point to invalid ones
authorDaisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp>
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:16:36 +0000 (18:16 +0900)
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Tue, 1 Oct 2013 16:17:45 +0000 (09:17 -0700)
commit51f5294797f14185f9b25ad0972a4abbbeff70c6
tree9b6a43a27546ad0c90f90d7851b20017dab71a2f
parent013b14c3067f0d55ab115405647d9f035f67737e
sched/fair: Fix small race where child->se.parent,cfs_rq might point to invalid ones

commit 6c9a27f5da9609fca46cb2b183724531b48f71ad upstream.

There is a small race between copy_process() and cgroup_attach_task()
where child->se.parent,cfs_rq points to invalid (old) ones.

        parent doing fork()      | someone moving the parent to another cgroup
  -------------------------------+---------------------------------------------
    copy_process()
      + dup_task_struct()
        -> parent->se is copied to child->se.
           se.parent,cfs_rq of them point to old ones.

                                     cgroup_attach_task()
                                       + cgroup_task_migrate()
                                         -> parent->cgroup is updated.
                                       + cpu_cgroup_attach()
                                         + sched_move_task()
                                           + task_move_group_fair()
                                             +- set_task_rq()
                                                -> se.parent,cfs_rq of parent
                                                   are updated.

      + cgroup_fork()
        -> parent->cgroup is copied to child->cgroup. (*1)
      + sched_fork()
        + task_fork_fair()
          -> se.parent,cfs_rq of child are accessed
             while they point to old ones. (*2)

In the worst case, this bug can lead to "use-after-free" and cause a panic,
because it's new cgroup's refcount that is incremented at (*1),
so the old cgroup(and related data) can be freed before (*2).

In fact, a panic caused by this bug was originally caught in RHEL6.4.

    BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)
    IP: [<ffffffff81051e3e>] sched_slice+0x6e/0xa0
    [...]
    Call Trace:
     [<ffffffff81051f25>] place_entity+0x75/0xa0
     [<ffffffff81056a3a>] task_fork_fair+0xaa/0x160
     [<ffffffff81063c0b>] sched_fork+0x6b/0x140
     [<ffffffff8106c3c2>] copy_process+0x5b2/0x1450
     [<ffffffff81063b49>] ? wake_up_new_task+0xd9/0x130
     [<ffffffff8106d2f4>] do_fork+0x94/0x460
     [<ffffffff81072a9e>] ? sys_wait4+0xae/0x100
     [<ffffffff81009598>] sys_clone+0x28/0x30
     [<ffffffff8100b393>] stub_clone+0x13/0x20
     [<ffffffff8100b072>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Signed-off-by: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/039601ceae06$733d3130$59b79390$@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
kernel/sched/fair.c