Re: [PATCH] KEYS: fix cred refcount leak in request_key_auth_new()

From: Eric Biggers
Date: Thu Sep 21 2017 - 16:37:54 EST

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 04:46:08PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Eric Biggers <ebiggers3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In request_key_auth_new(), if alloc_key() or key_instantiate_and_link()
> > were to fail, we would leak a reference to the 'struct cred'. Currently
> > this can only happen if alloc_key() fails to to allocate memory. But it
> > still should be fixed, as it is a more severe bug waiting to happen.
> It might be better to combine request_key_auth_destroy() and the error path
> that you're altering in request_key_auth_new() by pulling it into a separate
> function.
> David

Agreed, I'll do that.