Commit 4d6501dc authored by Vegard Nossum's avatar Vegard Nossum Committed by Thomas Gleixner

kthread: Fix use-after-free if kthread fork fails

If a kthread forks (e.g. usermodehelper since commit 1da5c46f) but
fails in copy_process() between calling dup_task_struct() and setting
p->set_child_tid, then the value of p->set_child_tid will be inherited
from the parent and get prematurely freed by free_kthread_struct().

    kthread()
     - worker_thread()
        - process_one_work()
        |  - call_usermodehelper_exec_work()
        |     - kernel_thread()
        |        - _do_fork()
        |           - copy_process()
        |              - dup_task_struct()
        |                 - arch_dup_task_struct()
        |                    - tsk->set_child_tid = current->set_child_tid // implied
        |              - ...
        |              - goto bad_fork_*
        |              - ...
        |              - free_task(tsk)
        |                 - free_kthread_struct(tsk)
        |                    - kfree(tsk->set_child_tid)
        - ...
        - schedule()
           - __schedule()
              - wq_worker_sleeping()
                 - kthread_data(task)->flags // UAF

The problem started showing up with commit 1da5c46f since it reused
->set_child_tid for the kthread worker data.

A better long-term solution might be to get rid of the ->set_child_tid
abuse. The comment in set_kthread_struct() also looks slightly wrong.
Debugged-by: 's avatarJamie Iles <jamie.iles@oracle.com>
Fixes: 1da5c46f ("kthread: Make struct kthread kmalloc'ed")
Signed-off-by: 's avatarVegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@oracle.com>
Acked-by: 's avatarOleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Jamie Iles <jamie.iles@oracle.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170509073959.17858-1-vegard.nossum@oracle.comSigned-off-by: 's avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
parent 5ea30e4e
......@@ -1553,6 +1553,18 @@ static __latent_entropy struct task_struct *copy_process(
if (!p)
goto fork_out;
/*
* This _must_ happen before we call free_task(), i.e. before we jump
* to any of the bad_fork_* labels. This is to avoid freeing
* p->set_child_tid which is (ab)used as a kthread's data pointer for
* kernel threads (PF_KTHREAD).
*/
p->set_child_tid = (clone_flags & CLONE_CHILD_SETTID) ? child_tidptr : NULL;
/*
* Clear TID on mm_release()?
*/
p->clear_child_tid = (clone_flags & CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID) ? child_tidptr : NULL;
ftrace_graph_init_task(p);
rt_mutex_init_task(p);
......@@ -1716,11 +1728,6 @@ static __latent_entropy struct task_struct *copy_process(
}
}
p->set_child_tid = (clone_flags & CLONE_CHILD_SETTID) ? child_tidptr : NULL;
/*
* Clear TID on mm_release()?
*/
p->clear_child_tid = (clone_flags & CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID) ? child_tidptr : NULL;
#ifdef CONFIG_BLOCK
p->plug = NULL;
#endif
......
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