Re: [stable] please do not merge 058504edd026 (was Re: fs: use after free in /proc/pid/mountinfo)
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Jul 07 2014 - 19:06:33 EST
On Mon, 7 Jul 2014 16:05:42 -0700 Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2014 at 03:35:54PM -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Jul 2014, Sasha Levin wrote:
> > > > Does this now reproduce on Linus's tree? If so, does reverting commit
> > > > 058504edd026 ("fs/seq_file: fallback to vmalloc allocation") prevent this
> > > > issue?
> > > >
> > > > This is a use-after-free since the poison value is 0x6b and I'm presuming
> > > > that your /proc/self/mountinfo may be larger than PAGE_SIZE in your
> > > > testing environment.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Good call, reverting that patch made both issues go away.
> > >
> > Thanks for checking, Sasha.
> > Stable maintainers, please do not merge commit 058504edd026 ("fs/seq_file:
> > fallback to vmalloc allocation") that is annotated with a cc for
> > stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in Linus's tree into stable kernels.
> > Although we're at 3.16-rc3, I'm hoping that we can get a fix for the
> > use-after-free in the next couple days before asking for a revert. Sasha
> > confirms[*] this commit causes the bug.
> I should also drop "Subject: /proc/stat: convert to single_open_size()"
> from the -stable tree, right?
That would be best.
I can't see how "fs: use after free in /proc/pid/mountinfo" can cause a
use-after-free so perhaps the bug lies elsewhere and was hidden by luck
(slab buffering or slab rcu-freeing or something). In which case
"fs/seq_file: fallback to vmalloc allocation" might be the patch which
added the bug.
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