[PATCH] Error during attempt to join key management session can leave semaphore pinned
David Howells [Thu, 4 Aug 2005 20:07:06 +0000 (13:07 -0700)]
The attached patch prevents an error during the key session joining operation
from hanging future joins in the D state [CAN-2005-2098].

The problem is that the error handling path for the KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING
operation has one error path that doesn't release the session management
semaphore. Further attempts to get the semaphore will then sleep for ever in
the D state.

This can happen in four situations, all involving an attempt to allocate a new
session keyring:

 (1) ENOMEM.

 (2) The users key quota being reached.

 (3) A keyring name that is an empty string.

 (4) A keyring name that is too long.

Any user may attempt this operation, and so any user can cause the problem to
occur.

Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

security/keys/process_keys.c

index 9b0369c..c089f78 100644 (file)
@@ -678,7 +678,7 @@ long join_session_keyring(const char *name)
                keyring = keyring_alloc(name, tsk->uid, tsk->gid, 0, NULL);
                if (IS_ERR(keyring)) {
                        ret = PTR_ERR(keyring);
-                       goto error;
+                       goto error2;
                }
        }
        else if (IS_ERR(keyring)) {