[ 41/76] module: taint kernel when lve module is loaded

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Oct 18 2012 - 22:49:01 EST

3.6-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit c99af3752bb52ba3aece5315279a57a477edfaf1 upstream.

Cloudlinux have a product called lve that includes a kernel module. This
was previously GPLed but is now under a proprietary license, but the
module continues to declare MODULE_LICENSE("GPL") and makes use of some
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL symbols. Forcibly taint it in order to avoid this.

Signed-off-by: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alex Lyashkov <umka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/module.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -2730,6 +2730,10 @@ static int check_module_license_and_vers
if (strcmp(mod->name, "driverloader") == 0)
add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);

+ /* lve claims to be GPL but upstream won't provide source */
+ if (strcmp(mod->name, "lve") == 0)
+ add_taint_module(mod, TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE);
if ((mod->num_syms && !mod->crcs)
|| (mod->num_gpl_syms && !mod->gpl_crcs)

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