[PATCH 3.12 075/155] Don't leak a key reference if request_key() tries to use a revoked keyring

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Tue Apr 07 2015 - 09:17:38 EST

From: David Jeffery <djeffery@xxxxxxxxxx>

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


commit d0709f1e66e8066c4ac6a54620ec116aa41937c0 upstream.

If a request_key() call to allocate and fill out a key attempts to insert the
key structure into a revoked keyring, the key will leak, using memory and part
of the user's key quota until the system reboots. This is from a failure of
construct_alloc_key() to decrement the key's reference count after the attempt
to insert into the requested keyring is rejected.

key_put() needs to be called in the link_prealloc_failed callpath to ensure
the unused key is released.

Signed-off-by: David Jeffery <djeffery@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: James Morris <james.l.morris@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx>
security/keys/request_key.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/security/keys/request_key.c b/security/keys/request_key.c
index c411f9bb156b..5678616cde9d 100644
--- a/security/keys/request_key.c
+++ b/security/keys/request_key.c
@@ -432,6 +432,7 @@ link_check_failed:

+ key_put(key);
kleave(" = %d [prelink]", ret);
return ret;


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