[PATCH 4.9 098/177] tty: fix data race in tty_ldisc_ref_wait()

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Dec 18 2017 - 12:16:18 EST

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


From: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@xxxxxxxxxx>

[ Upstream commit a4a3e061149f09c075f108b6f1cf04d9739a6bc2 ]

tty_ldisc_ref_wait() checks tty->ldisc under tty->ldisc_sem.
But if ldisc==NULL it releases them sem and reloads
tty->ldisc without holding the sem. This is wrong and
can lead to returning non-NULL ldisc without protection.

Don't reload tty->ldisc second time.

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: syzkaller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Hurley <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: One Thousand Gnomes <gnomes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/tty_ldisc.c
@@ -271,10 +271,13 @@ const struct file_operations tty_ldiscs_

struct tty_ldisc *tty_ldisc_ref_wait(struct tty_struct *tty)
+ struct tty_ldisc *ld;
ldsem_down_read(&tty->ldisc_sem, MAX_SCHEDULE_TIMEOUT);
- if (!tty->ldisc)
+ ld = tty->ldisc;
+ if (!ld)
- return tty->ldisc;
+ return ld;