path: root/fs/proc/root.c
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authorAlexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@sw.ru>2007-11-28 16:21:23 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-11-29 09:24:52 -0800
commitc2319540cd7330fa9066e5b9b84d357a2c8631a2 (patch)
treee63a0aeae5a9951a9cbc705fdb48eecc7ec62110 /fs/proc/root.c
parenta7839e960675b549f06209d18283d5cee2ce9261 (diff)
proc: fix NULL ->i_fop oops
proc_kill_inodes() can clear ->i_fop in the middle of vfs_readdir resulting in NULL dereference during "file->f_op->readdir(file, buf, filler)". The solution is to remove proc_kill_inodes() completely: a) we don't have tricky modules implementing their tricky readdir hooks which could keeping this revoke from hell. b) In a situation when module is gone but PDE still alive, standard readdir will return only "." and "..", because pde->next was cleared by remove_proc_entry(). c) the race proc_kill_inode() destined to prevent is not completely fixed, just race window made smaller, because vfs_readdir() is run without sb_lock held and without file_list_lock held. Effectively, ->i_fop is cleared at random moment, which can't fix properly anything. BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000018 printing eip: c1061205 *pdpt = 0000000005b22001 *pde = 0000000000000000 Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP Modules linked in: foo af_packet ipv6 cpufreq_ondemand loop serio_raw sr_mod k8temp cdrom hwmon amd_rng Pid: 2033, comm: find Not tainted (2.6.24-rc1-b1d08ac064268d0ae2281e98bf5e82627e0f0c56 #2) EIP: 0060:[<c1061205>] EFLAGS: 00010246 CPU: 0 EIP is at vfs_readdir+0x47/0x74 EAX: c6b6a780 EBX: 00000000 ECX: c1061040 EDX: c5decf94 ESI: c6b6a780 EDI: fffffffe EBP: c9797c54 ESP: c5decf78 DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068 Process find (pid: 2033, ti=c5dec000 task=c64bba90 task.ti=c5dec000) Stack: c5decf94 c1061040 fffffff7 0805ffbc 00000000 c6b6a780 c1061295 0805ffbc 00000000 00000400 00000000 00000004 0805ffbc 4588eff4 c5dec000 c10026ba 00000004 0805ffbc 00000400 0805ffbc 4588eff4 bfdc6c70 000000dc 0000007b Call Trace: [<c1061040>] filldir64+0x0/0xc5 [<c1061295>] sys_getdents64+0x63/0xa5 [<c10026ba>] sysenter_past_esp+0x5f/0x85 ======================= Code: 49 83 78 18 00 74 43 8d 6b 74 bf fe ff ff ff 89 e8 e8 b8 c0 12 00 f6 83 2c 01 00 00 10 75 22 8b 5e 10 8b 4c 24 04 89 f0 8b 14 24 <ff> 53 18 f6 46 1a 04 89 c7 75 0b 8b 56 0c 8b 46 08 e8 c8 66 00 EIP: [<c1061205>] vfs_readdir+0x47/0x74 SS:ESP 0068:c5decf78 hch: "Nice, getting rid of this is a very good step formwards. Unfortunately we have another copy of this junk in security/selinux/selinuxfs.c:sel_remove_entries() which would need the same treatment." Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@sw.ru> Acked-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/proc/root.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/proc/root.c b/fs/proc/root.c
index 1f86bb860e0..ec9cb3b6c93 100644
--- a/fs/proc/root.c
+++ b/fs/proc/root.c
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@ static void proc_kill_sb(struct super_block *sb)
-struct file_system_type proc_fs_type = {
+static struct file_system_type proc_fs_type = {
.name = "proc",
.get_sb = proc_get_sb,
.kill_sb = proc_kill_sb,