Patchwork [056/102] sysfs: fix race between readdir and lseek

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date April 8, 2013, 9:50 a.m.
Message ID <1365414657-29191-57-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/234676/
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Luis Henriques - April 8, 2013, 9:50 a.m.
3.5.7.10 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Ming Lei <ming.lei@canonical.com>

commit 991f76f837bf22c5bb07261cfd86525a0a96650c upstream.

While readdir() is running, lseek() may set filp->f_pos as zero,
then may leave filp->private_data pointing to one sysfs_dirent
object without holding its reference counter, so the sysfs_dirent
object may be used after free in next readdir().

This patch holds inode->i_mutex to avoid the problem since
the lock is always held in readdir path.

Reported-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Tested-by: Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@gmail.com>
Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei@canonical.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
[ luis: backported to 3.5: removed usage of file_inode() ]
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
---
 fs/sysfs/dir.c | 13 ++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Patch

diff --git a/fs/sysfs/dir.c b/fs/sysfs/dir.c
index 2ee0864..8777436 100644
--- a/fs/sysfs/dir.c
+++ b/fs/sysfs/dir.c
@@ -1063,10 +1063,21 @@  static int sysfs_readdir(struct file * filp, void * dirent, filldir_t filldir)
 	return 0;
 }
 
+static loff_t sysfs_dir_llseek(struct file *file, loff_t offset, int whence)
+{
+	struct inode *inode = file->f_path.dentry->d_inode;
+	loff_t ret;
+
+	mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
+	ret = generic_file_llseek(file, offset, whence);
+	mutex_unlock(&inode->i_mutex);
+
+	return ret;
+}
 
 const struct file_operations sysfs_dir_operations = {
 	.read		= generic_read_dir,
 	.readdir	= sysfs_readdir,
 	.release	= sysfs_dir_release,
-	.llseek		= generic_file_llseek,
+	.llseek		= sysfs_dir_llseek,
 };