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Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:19:37 +0200
From: Adam Maris <amaris@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org
Subject: CVE request: crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated
 keyring

Hello,

I'd like to request CVE for the following issue.

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The following sequence of commands:

     i=`keyctl add user a a @s`
     keyctl request2 keyring foo bar @t
     keyctl unlink $i @s

tries to invoke an upcall to instantiate a keyring if one doesn't already
exist by that name within the user's keyring set. However, if the upcall
fails, the code sets keyring->type_data.reject_error to -ENOKEY or some
other error code.  When the key is garbage collected, the key destroy
function is called unconditionally and keyring_destroy() uses list_empty()
on keyring->type_data.link - which is in a union with reject_error.
Subsequently, the kernel tries to unlink the keyring from the keyring names
list - which oopses like this:

	BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 00000000ffffff8a
	IP: [<ffffffff8126e051>] keyring_destroy+0x3d/0x88
	...
	Workqueue: events key_garbage_collector
	...
	RIP: 0010:[<ffffffff8126e051>] keyring_destroy+0x3d/0x88
	RSP: 0018:ffff88003e2f3d30  EFLAGS: 00010203
	RAX: 00000000ffffff82 RBX: ffff88003bf1a900 RCX: 0000000000000000
	RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 000000003bfc6901 RDI: ffffffff81a73a40
	RBP: ffff88003e2f3d38 R08: 0000000000000152 R09: 0000000000000000
	R10: ffff88003e2f3c18 R11: 000000000000865b R12: ffff88003bf1a900
	R13: 0000000000000000 R14: ffff88003bf1a908 R15: ffff88003e2f4000
	...
	CR2: 00000000ffffff8a CR3: 000000003e3ec000 CR4: 00000000000006f0
	...
	Call Trace:
	 [<ffffffff8126c756>] key_gc_unused_keys.constprop.1+0x5d/0x10f
	 [<ffffffff8126ca71>] key_garbage_collector+0x1fa/0x351
	 [<ffffffff8105ec9b>] process_one_work+0x28e/0x547
	 [<ffffffff8105fd17>] worker_thread+0x26e/0x361
	 [<ffffffff8105faa9>] ? rescuer_thread+0x2a8/0x2a8
	 [<ffffffff810648ad>] kthread+0xf3/0xfb
	 [<ffffffff810647ba>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0x1c2/0x1c2
	 [<ffffffff815f2ccf>] ret_from_fork+0x3f/0x70
	 [<ffffffff810647ba>] ? kthread_create_on_node+0x1c2/0x1c2
Note the value in RAX. This is a 32-bit representation of -ENOKEY.

The solution is to only call ->destroy() if the key was successfully
instantiated.

Upstream patch:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ce1fad2740c648a4340f6f6c391a8a83769d2e8c

Reported by: Dmitry Vyukov
Fixed by: David Howells

References:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1272371
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1272172

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Note that provided commit contains two fixes, although the second one is 
not a security fix.

Thanks!

-- 
Adam Mariš / Red Hat Product Security

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