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authorDavid Howells <>2005-08-04 13:07:06 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2005-08-04 13:11:14 -0700
commitbcf945d36fa0598f41ac4ad46a9dc43135460263 (patch)
tree7a2aa188442bf863f20055a001baf85143d7a5b9 /security
parent6fb0caa42308923d9e4ed7b36ec077b97c107e24 (diff)
[PATCH] Error during attempt to join key management session can leave semaphore pinned
The attached patch prevents an error during the key session joining operation from hanging future joins in the D state [CAN-2005-2098]. The problem is that the error handling path for the KEYCTL_JOIN_SESSION_KEYRING operation has one error path that doesn't release the session management semaphore. Further attempts to get the semaphore will then sleep for ever in the D state. This can happen in four situations, all involving an attempt to allocate a new session keyring: (1) ENOMEM. (2) The users key quota being reached. (3) A keyring name that is an empty string. (4) A keyring name that is too long. Any user may attempt this operation, and so any user can cause the problem to occur. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/security/keys/process_keys.c b/security/keys/process_keys.c
index 9b0369c5a223..c089f78fb94e 100644
--- a/security/keys/process_keys.c
+++ b/security/keys/process_keys.c
@@ -678,7 +678,7 @@ long join_session_keyring(const char *name)
keyring = keyring_alloc(name, tsk->uid, tsk->gid, 0, NULL);
if (IS_ERR(keyring)) {
ret = PTR_ERR(keyring);
- goto error;
+ goto error2;
else if (IS_ERR(keyring)) {