[v6,14/16] pidfd: Use new infrastructure to fix deadlocks in execve
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Message ID e2ae1c06-b205-a053-d36c-045be27b3138@hotmail.de
State New
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Bernd Edlinger March 21, 2020, 2:46 a.m. UTC
This changes __pidfd_fget to use the new exec_update_mutex
instead of cred_guard_mutex.

This should be safe, as the credentials do not change
before exec_update_mutex is locked.  Therefore whatever
file access is possible with holding the cred_guard_mutex
here is also possbile with the exec_update_mutex.

Signed-off-by: Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@hotmail.de>
---
 kernel/pid.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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Christian Brauner March 25, 2020, 3:40 p.m. UTC | #1
On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 02:46:16AM +0000, Bernd Edlinger wrote:
> This changes __pidfd_fget to use the new exec_update_mutex
> instead of cred_guard_mutex.
> 
> This should be safe, as the credentials do not change
> before exec_update_mutex is locked.  Therefore whatever
> file access is possible with holding the cred_guard_mutex
> here is also possbile with the exec_update_mutex.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@hotmail.de>

Reviewed-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>

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diff --git a/kernel/pid.c b/kernel/pid.c
index 0f4ecb5..04821f4 100644
--- a/kernel/pid.c
+++ b/kernel/pid.c
@@ -584,7 +584,7 @@  static struct file *__pidfd_fget(struct task_struct *task, int fd)
 	struct file *file;
 	int ret;
 
-	ret = mutex_lock_killable(&task->signal->cred_guard_mutex);
+	ret = mutex_lock_killable(&task->signal->exec_update_mutex);
 	if (ret)
 		return ERR_PTR(ret);
 
@@ -593,7 +593,7 @@  static struct file *__pidfd_fget(struct task_struct *task, int fd)
 	else
 		file = ERR_PTR(-EPERM);
 
-	mutex_unlock(&task->signal->cred_guard_mutex);
+	mutex_unlock(&task->signal->exec_update_mutex);
 
 	return file ?: ERR_PTR(-EBADF);
 }